CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A company famous for delicious citrus fruit and juice is expanding to South Georgia.
Indian River Transport Company announced Monday that it plans to build a new trucking terminal in Cordele, off Interstate 75 at Exit 102.
The Cordele terminal will be its sixth satellite facility, joining others in Visalia, California, Clovis, New Mexico, Mission, Texas, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and Avondale, Arizona.
The Cordele terminal will include offices, truck bays, washout facilities, and an eight acre asphalt pad for trailer storage.
Construction should begin in mid-2019, and the hub will hire about 125 people, with about 100 of them commercial truck drivers.
Indian River is a privately-owned food grade tank carrier providing transportation services throughout the United States, while also offering import/export services between the US, Canada and Mexico. The company is recognized nationwide as a leader in the trucking industry. Much of its liquid freight includes milk, various juices, and other beverages.
Headquartered in Winter Haven, Florida, Indian River’s fleet consists of over 600 tractors & 900 trailers. Its tractors are less than three years old and its stainless steel tankers range in capacity from 6,200 gallons to 7,000 gallons.
“Cordele is very pleased to have a new corporate citizen of the caliber of Indian River Transport," said Sam Farrow, Chairman of the Crisp County-Cordele Industrial Development Authority. "It is a great company with a proven track record of success throughout the United States.”
“Our community is excited with this latest economic development success," said Rusty Slade, Chairman of the Cordele-Crisp County Industrial Development Council. "It confirms that Cordele’s strategic location along Interstate 75 provides superior transportation advantages to companies which hope to serve the Southeastern United States.