Exel Direct to Double Columbus Region Workforce by 2016

July 29, 2013

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Columbus, OH – Exel Direct, an industry-leading, non-asset based provider of home delivery solutions, today announced it will double its Columbus Region workforce in the next three years – adding 95 employees, inclusive of corporate headquarters and call center personnel, to its current full-time roster of 47. A former business division of Exel, the North American leader in contract logistics, Exel Direct was sold to California-based Platinum Equity in early June.

“Exel has a strong history in the Columbus Region and around the globe for providing top-notch logistics services, and we are confident that Exel Direct will continue that momentum in the final mile space,” said Renee Albarano, chief financial officer, Exel Direct. “Expanding the company’s presence in the Columbus Region, which is supported by strong infrastructure and a robust talent pool, was an easy decision.”

Exel Direct’s additional committed jobs will consist of both managerial and executive positions in support of the company’s headquarters, as well as operational and administrative positions in support of the company’s call center. Hiring is expected to begin Aug. 1.

As part of its expansion, Exel Direct also is evaluating plans to move its headquarters and call center from its current Westerville location to a yet-to-be-determined spot in the Columbus Region. The move will represent an approximate $5 million investment in the Region.

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About Exel Direct
Exel Direct is an industry-leading, non-asset based provider of home delivery solutions. Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, the company specializes in high-touch, “white-glove” deliveries for non-conveyable products, yet has the capabilities to execute all forms of home delivery. Exel Direct is able to provide flexible and fully customized logistics solutions including local, regional and national home and business delivery services. For more information, visit Exel.com.

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.

Contact:
Kenny McDonald
614-225-6063

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