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Company to invest $12 million, create 33 jobs in New River Valley Commerce Park

An integrated supply chain company will invest $12 million to establish a new logistics and warehousing operation in the New River Valley Commerce Park in Pulaski County, it was announced by state and local officials Tuesday.

The facility will also serve as a hub for motor carrier freight services to reach major clients in eastern United States markets, according to a release from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 33 new jobs, according to the release.

“The Patton Logistics Group is a significant addition to Pulaski County’s New River Valley Commerce Park,” Northam said in the release. “This project will bring 33 new jobs and strengthen Virginia’s supply chain management sector. We are confident that the region’s top-notch workforce and access to expanding markets along I-81 and I-77 will help the company serve its growing client list.”

Patton Logistics is comprised of three separate organizations employing 560 people throughout the United States, according to the release: Watsontown Trucking Company is a family-owned and operated asset-based motor carrier founded in 1941. They operate a fleet of 400 trucks and 1,150 trailers with a workforce of 475. Patton Logistics, LLC was organized in 2013 as an affiliated entity of Watsontown Trucking Company to provide transportation brokerage and third-party logistics services for its expanding customer base. Patton Warehousing, LLC was formed in 2015 and currently manages 1.6 million square feet of warehouse space in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Jersey. The Patton Logistics Group management team has over 150 years of combined transportation and logistics knowledge and can provide integrated supply chain solutions ranging from motor carrier transportation, warehousing, distribution services, logistics, and brokerage sourcing. Watsontown Trucking Company has received numerous service and safety awards from clients and business partners.

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