Temperature-controlled transportation and warehousing provider Frozen Food Express Transportation Services, Inc., will invest nearly $6 million to expand with a new transportation and logistics facility in Butler, Missouri. The company plans to create nearly 60 jobs in the region.
“We are very excited about expanding our operation into the Butler region,” said Jim Richards, President and CEO of FFE Transportation. “We look forward to working closely with the community and being a great partner.”
For their expansion, FFE Transportation used the Missouri Works program, an incentive tool to help companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.
“We are thrilled that FFE Transportation is investing in Missouri,” said Missouri Partnership CEO Subash Alias. “Our state is a leading location for companies in distribution and logistics thanks to our strategic location in the center of the country. FFE Transportation’s investment in Missouri further solidifies our state’s crucial role in the food supply chain.”
The company is also partnering with Missouri One Start to provide tailored recruitment assistance to meet the company’s specific workforce needs. Missouri One Start’s professional training network ensures companies have the right workforce with the right skillset when they need it.
“FFE Transportation’s expansion in Butler demonstrates Missouri’s strategic advantages for logistics operations,” Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “Companies like FFE continue to choose the Show Me State for our world-class workforce and top-rated business climate, and we are proud to welcome them to Missouri.”
FFE is the largest nationwide asset-based temperature-controlled LTL transportation & warehousing provider.