The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) announced that R+L Carriers, Inc., will expand by adding its 113th location in the U.S. and the 11th in Texas on a 14.8-acre tract of land in the Temple Industrial Park located on Lucius McCelvey Dr. in northwest Temple.
The new $5 million freight terminal will include a 70 door terminal, office space, a fueling station and employ 30 new employees with an average salary of $40,000 plus benefits. Construction on the project is expected to begin immediately and be complete late spring 2017.
An economic development agreement based on the capital investment of the project was approved by the Temple EDC Board of Directors on October 18 that includes a land grant.
“R+L Carriers is excited about the opportunity available to us in Temple, TX," Donald R. DeLuca, vice president, legal, stated. “The business-friendly atmosphere that the City of Temple provides together with the strategic location of Temple allows us the opportunity to effectively and efficiently serve this area of the State of Texas.”
With over 50 years of service, R+L Carriers Inc. has grown from one truck to nearly 13,000 tractors and trailers. R+L Carriers is family-owned and operated, with a dedication to superior customer service at competitive pricing. This dedication to service and value is the driving force for continued success in the industry.
“For a company in the logistics industry, Temple offers a central location in Texas and a solid transportation infrastructure that includes rail and immediate highway access,” Temple EDC, Vice President Charley Ayres said. “We are proud to add to our list of growing, established and successful businesses with R+L Carriers’ expansion to Temple with an investment in our local economy.”
A general contractor has not yet been selected for the project.
About R+L Carriers, Inc.
R+L Carriers is a Global freight shipping company based in the United States. With nearly 50 years of service, R+L Carriers, Inc. serves the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic with LTL, Truckload, Business Critical, Logistics and more. To learn more about R+L Carriers Worldwide shipping solutions visit their corporate website at www.rlcarriers.com.
Temple, Texas, is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as its foundation. Within 200 miles of a population of 19 million, Temple is strategically located 39 minutes north of the Austin Metro Area on I-35, making it central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace. For more information, visit www.choosetemple.com.