FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 9, 2016) – XPO Logistics, a top 10 global provider of supply chain solutions, and Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health systems, announced plans today to establish a state-of-the-art regional distribution center in Fort Wayne, creating up to 75 new jobs by 2018.
“Indiana has worked diligently to create a business-friendly climate by cutting taxes and reducing regulations,” said Governor Mike Pence. “We’re proudly known as the Crossroads of America, and with the logistics industry expected to more than double by 2035, we’re making unprecedented investments in our infrastructure statewide to ensure that global companies like XPO Logistics continue to choose Indiana for growth and job creation.”
XPO Logistics will manage and operate the $26-million facility as Trinity Health’s contract logistics manager. Located at Bluffton Road and McFadden Way, the facility will serve as the regional distribution hub for medical and surgical supplies for Trinity Health hospitals. Conlan Construction will serve as the general contractor with construction expected to begin this spring and be completed within a year.
The Fort Wayne logistics hub will provide easy and affordable access to the Great Lakes/Midwest region and beyond, according to Lou Fierens, senior vice president of supply chain and fixed asset management for Trinity Health.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered XPO Logistics up to $750,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Allen County has approved additional incentives.