Con-Way Western Express last year invested more than $42 million to build six new major service centers, upgrade current service facilities, open new service centers and add 16 new zone operations to service rural and remote markets in the eleven western states where it operates.
New service centers were built in Fontana, CA; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Kettleman City, CA; Chula Vista, CA; and Blythe, CA. The centers in Fontana, Salt Lake City and Denver replaced facilities that had become inadequate to handle the continuing business growth in these
major western markets. Land was purchased in each location and new, state-of-the-art buildings were constructed.
A total of 74 acres, 334 doors and 127,330 square feet of dock space were added to the CWX
operations by these three projects. Company officials said the facilities at Kettleman City and Blythe are strategically located to match CWX's linehaul relay and freight assembly operations and were constructed to improve and extend the next-day and second-day service transit standards that CWX provides to most of its service territory.
There were sixteen new operations opened during 1999 in remote western locations. Called "zone" centers, they are located in St. George and Nephi, UT; Great Falls and Missoula, MT; Lewiston, ID; Longview, Wenatchee, Moses Lake and Yakima, WA.; Tillamook and Coos Bay , OR; Alamogordo, NM; Casper, WY; Durango, CO; Ridgecrest, CA; and Winnemuca, NV.