FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2013) –
Governor Steve Beshear today announced Legion Logistics LLC is expanding its facility in northern Kentucky,
with plans to create 24 jobs and make a $1 million investment in Boone County and the Commonwealth.
“We congratulate Legion Logistics on its success and growth in Florence,” said Gov. Beshear. “Northern
Kentucky certainly is on a roll with new projects and expansions by existing companies in the region. We’re
glad that Legion Logistics is growing, creating new jobs and investing in the Commonwealth.”
Legion Logistics, founded in 2009, specializes in helping businesses of all sizes move freight throughout the
United States and Canada. Legion Logistics started in the home of its company president, Lacy Starling, and
has grown quickly. Tony Coutsoftides, co-owner and CEO of Legion Logistics, is a service-disabled veteran who
brings 15 years of logistics experience to the company. The company moved to its current offices in March
2012, tripled its workforce last year, and is already expanding and projecting additional new jobs in 2013.
Legion Logistics plans to add 2,500 square feet to its office at 600 Meijer Drive in Florence to meet growing
customer demand. Currently, the company employs 20 full-time Kentucky residents, and the expansion is
expected to create 24 new jobs.
“Our team’s hard work and dedication has led to Legion’s growth and success,” said Starling, president of
Legion Logistics. “We’re proud to be expanding our offices in northern Kentucky and appreciate the assistance
and support we’ve received from the city of Florence, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and Kentucky Cabinet for
To encourage the investment and job growth in northern Kentucky, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance
Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business
Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over
the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and
“Companies like Legion Logistics are key drivers of our economy in northern Kentucky,” said Sen. John
Schickel, of Union. “Our existing companies have been growing and adding jobs, and we expect that to
“The announcement of Legion Logistics’ expansion highlights the growing number of companies that call
northern Kentucky home,” said Rep. Addia Wuchner. “Our region’s entrepreneurial nature and our work ethic
are second to none. We’re proud Legion Logistics is expanding and bringing more jobs to Florence.”
“We are thrilled that Legion Logistics is expanding their offices and will create 24 new jobs for northern
Kentucky,” said Gary Moore, Boone County judge-executive and chairman of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “The entire
three-county region benefits when entrepreneurs like Lacy Starling and Tony Coutsoftides and their team
create a company and grow it here in Boone County. Northern Kentucky Tri-ED is committed to assisting our
existing companies grow their operations.”
“We are extremely pleased to have a growing company like Legion Logistics in Florence,” said Florence Mayor
Diane Whalen. “We congratulate the company on its success and expansion. We thank the company for its
continued investment and job creation in our community and look forward to a continued partnership.”
For more information on open positions, workplace culture and the application process, visit Legion
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