3PL company to create more than 650 new jobs in Knox County, invest nearly $38 million in headquarters expansion

Knoxville – Axle Logistics, LLC officials announced the company will invest $37.9 million to expand logistics operations at its Knoxville headquarters. 

The expansion will create 651 new jobs in Knox County over the next five years, nearly tripling its total headcount in Tennessee. As part of the project, the company will construct an 85,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its existing operations on North Central Street. The additional space and staff will allow Axle Logistics to better meet the ongoing growth it has experienced since its founding in 2012.

“This is an extraordinary company and a leader in the logistics industry that started with only two people – both University of Tennessee (UT) graduates – and has grown exponentially in just seven years. Not only does our area benefit from this expansion, but it also illustrates the importance of keeping talented UT graduates here in our region,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

Axle Logistics, LLC is a Tennessee-based, third-party logistics (3PL) company that serves an array of transportation customers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Today, the company is headquartered in Knoxville with one satellite office in Chattanooga.

“I would like to thank the TNECD along with the Knoxville and Knox County mayors for their support in this exciting next step. Axle Logistics is committed to creating more jobs while doing our part to retain the country’s best and brightest right here in East Tennessee,” said Shawn McLeod, president, Axle Logistics.

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Ron Moses is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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