Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, announced the opening of a second service center in Houston, Texas in response to growing business in the region.
The new facility, located in South Houston, features 15,000 square feet of office space, a 9,800 square-foot appointment warehouse and 125 dock doors.
The facility will provide improved delivery performance and decreased travel time between centers and Southeastern customers.
In addition, the new facility will boast many sustainability features, including a solar panel field that will generate one-third of the facility’s power and a 10,000 gallon rain water harvesting system to conserve water.
Southeastern has seen double-digit shipment growth each year for nearly a decade in this region. As the business continues to grow, this new service center will help Southeastern streamline efficiencies for customer shipments in the South Houston area.
The ability to traffic freight through two locations in areas with heavy traffic congestion will help to ensure on-time delivery standards and other measures of efficiency that lead the industry.
The South Houston Service Center will employ over 100 associates in the Houston area. The new facility will begin operations on Feb. 25 and will celebrate its grand opening on April 11.