One of the most important growth sectors in the Kentucky economy is logistics and distribution.
Northern Kentucky has especially benefited from growth in that sector as countless logistics companies have announced facility expansions over the past few years. Now, logistics technology service company Whitehorse Freight can be added to the list.
“The sky is the limit when it comes to earning potential at Whitehorse Freight,” said Michael Bilokonsky, president and CEO of Whitehorse Freight. “I am extremely proud of our team and what we are building. Today’s event is an exciting next step for us, and I look forward to continuing to grow here in Northern Kentucky.”
Whitehorse Freight unveiled their new Crestview Hills facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Overall, the company invested $5.4 million on their move from Fort Mitchell, including the purchase of a building located at 2670 Chancellor Drive in the Thomas More Office Park.
In July, Whitehorse Freight was approved for tax incentives by the City of Crestview Hills which aided the company’s move.
For Whitehorse Freight, the expansion comes from increased customer demand and a desire to grow their employee base. The 51,000 square foot building will expand the company’s office space and overall operations. The investment is expected to create over 400 jobs, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office.
Founded in 2015, Whitehorse Freight is a logistics technology service company operating in the shipping and carrier trucking industry that specializes in moving full truckloads, while maintaining an extensive carrier network. Their services include dry freight, flatbed, refrigerated freight, specialty freight, straight truck and warehouse and fulfillment.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, fresh off an NKY Chamber of Commerce speaking engagement at The Radisson in Covington, visited the facility.
“Kentucky’s unique location and access to resources makes the commonwealth one of the most important distribution and logistics hubs in the country,” Beshear said. “Continuing to grow and invest in that industry with quality companies such as Whitehorse Freight is critical to our long-term economic success.”
Logistics and distribution sector companies have announced more than 7,500 full-time jobs for Kentuckians, as well as 117 facility expansions and new-location projects since the start of the Beshear administration in December 2019. 78% of the 2,356 new jobs announced by Northern Kentucky Tri-ED in 2022 were in the supply chain management and distribution/logistics industries, according to Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume.
“Whitehorse is certainly a major contributor to the expansion of these industries in Northern Kentucky,” Crume said.
Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier spoke on the positive economic impact Whitehorse Freight will have on the community.
“Crestview Hills is thrilled to welcome more than 400 new full-time jobs to the city’s Thomas More Office Park,” Meier said. “We’re excited to have a growing logistics company like Whitehorse Freight operate here.”