Mid America Logistics, which claims to be one of the fastest-growing technology-enabled logistics and trucking companies in North America, announced the opening of its first International office in Guadalajara, Mexico, along with its sixth U.S. office in Rogers, Arkansas.
Mid America Logistics has formed Mid America Freight Logistics Mexico Inc., a wholly owned Mexican subsidiary that will function as its primary base of cross-border operations, Spanish-speaking customer service and overflow center for back-office operations.
The initial staff has already been selected and training commences in early July. The office is scheduled to go live the first week of September.
"Our clients continue to request transportation services to and from Mexico. It has always been a subject of ambiguity for shippers, but despite the political climate, demand in the U.S.-Mexico market is strong," said Josh Cale, director of operations. "International expansion has connotations of adding complexity to domestic-focused firms, however, our team spent several months surveying the market and planning a potential expansion - the business case is compelling."
Mid America also continues domestic expansion plans by opening its sixth U.S. operations center in Rogers, Arkansas. The office will commence operations in August with five employees, with plans to have 10 employees within a year.
Prior to these expansions, Mid America Logistics' truckload shipping volume has increased 162% on a rolling 12-month average, with corresponding revenue growth at 167% during the same period. Revenue is forecast to exceed US$ 140 million in this calendar year. Since expanding to new markets 14 months ago, over 60% of the firm's revenue originates and is processed outside its St. Louis headquarters.