Reno, Nevada-based ITS Logistics LLC announced this week that it plans to invest $28 million to expand its Midwest headquarters in Whitestown.
The expansion will add 1.4 million square feet of distribution space to its existing operations, growing its campus to more than 2 million square feet with 350 employees by 2024. The firm also expects to increase its trucking fleet to 65 tractors, 70 drivers and 200 trailers in the next two years.
ITS Director of Marketing Patrick McFarland told IBJ the company currently employs approximately 85 people in Whiteland in positions ranging from office staff to warehouse workers to drivers.
The company said the expansion will involve adding one or two buildings, either through lease or new construction.
ITS previously announced in June 2021 that it would invest $11.8 million on its first Midwest location—a 350,000-square-foot facility at 4683 Albert S. White Dr. in Whitestown. The company has a second 260,000-square-foot facility nearby at 4055 S. County Road 500 E. Both facilities are near the Interstate 65-State Road 267 interchange and are already in operation.
“Over the years, we have seen many companies expand multiple times in Boone County, so much so that we call it our ‘stickiness factor,’” Boone County Economic Development Corp. Director Molly Whitehead said in an email to IBJ. “It’s a testament to the community we have built and the business-friendly climate in Boone County that companies like ITS Logistics choose to expand so quickly after locating here.”
ITS said the expansion in Whitestown will add regional trucking operations, including dedicated contract services, drayage, line haul, expedited, storage and drop trailers, rapid replenishment, fulfillment and transportation, and special projects and warehouse moves.
The Whitestown expansion will help the company offer national omnichannel distribution and fulfillment services to 90% of the U.S. population within a two-day timeframe.
“It’s just an exciting time to be part of ITS unit,” ITS General Manager Mike Green told IBJ. “The opportunity to touch 90% of the U.S. in two days is key for us, and so it’s been really cool partnering with the Whitestown community as well as this entire area is growing.”
Founded in 1999, the company provides services such as freight brokerage and asset lite transportation, dedicated and expedited transportation, e-commerce fulfillment, and complete transportation management solutions.
Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm GHK Capital Partners LP purchased ITS Logistics in June 2021. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed at the time.
The company has 1.4 million square feet of distribution space on the West Coast and employs 800 workers across Indiana, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania.