FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Integrity Express Logistics LLC, a family owned third-party logistics provider, opened its fourth operation and first in Kentucky, investing $820,000 in its new facility in Fort Mitchell and creating 30 full-time jobs.
"It is well known that Kentucky offers some of the nation's best shipping hubs and infrastructure advantages," said Gov. Bevin. "We pride ourselves in providing companies with the resources they need to succeed. While Kentucky's geographic advantages alone lay the basic groundwork for success, we will continue to work with Integrity Express Logistics to ensure they receive the resources necessary to accommodate future growth. We are delighted to welcome Integrity Express Logistics to the Commonwealth."
The Blue Ash, Ohio-based company renovated a 4,500-square-foot building in Fort Mitchell, investing in upgrades and new equipment. The opening comes amid other expansions for Integrity Express Logistics. Its Tampa location opened last year and its Nashville facility will begin operations later this year.
“We are really excited to be opening our newest office in northern Kentucky,” said Pete Ventura, Integrity Express Logistics co-founder and partner. “The Commonwealth and local officials have been instrumental in helping us make our decision to expand to this location. Those in Kentucky have the same Midwestern values that we hold dear, are down to earth good people, and exactly the type of people that we like to bring into our business. We are looking forward to many years of success and couldn’t be happier.”
Founded in 2007, Integrity Express Logistics provides third-party freight brokerage. Its owners bring more than 30 years of logistics experience to their company. Integrity Express Logistics specializes in less-than-truckload, truckload and intermodal freight brokerage, and assists clients to resolve everyday freight needs and challenges. The Cincinnati Enquirer named Integrity Express Logistics to its Top 100 Workplaces last year, the Goering Center at University of Cincinnati named the company to its 2015 list of Top Workplaces, and Transport Topics, a trucking and freight industry newspaper, named Integrity Express logistics among the top 40 on its 2015 Top Brokerage Firms list.
“Northern Kentucky welcomes Integrity Express Logistics, a successful veteran owned company, to our region,” said Sen. Christian McDaniel of Taylor Mill. “I’m proud that Integrity Express Logistics chose to open one of its newest offices here and add 30 jobs in Kenton County.”
“Kentucky is among the premier logistics hubs in the country,” said Rep. Diane St. Onge of Lakeside Park. “Our location, combined with a competitive business environment, is beginning to lure logistics industry leaders like Integrity Express Logistics. I commend Governor Bevin’s commitment to economic development in the Commonwealth and will work toward continued jobs growth in northern Kentucky.”
“We are excited to welcome Integrity Express Logistics to the City of Fort Mitchell,” said Mayor Jude Hehman. “This is a great example of how business and government can work together, not only for job growth for new businesses but also for the benefit of existing businesses around the community that will be supported as a result.”
“Northern Kentucky is an ideal location for a successful, industry leader like Integrity Express Logistics,” said Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, NKY Tri-ED board chair. “The logistics industry is experiencing tremendous growth and is a significant contributor to the economy in our region. I’m confident Integrity Express Logistics will find the workforce it needs to sustain its continued success in its new Kenton County location.”
To encourage the investment and job growth in Kenton County, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Integrity Express Logistics for tax incentives up to $200,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the agreement term through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
In addition, Integrity Express Logistics can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies are eligible to receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives. Last year, the Kentucky Skills Network trained more than 84,000 employees from more than 5,600 Kentucky companies.
For more information on Integrity Express Logistics, visit www.IntXLog.com.
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