Upgrades to three Major Facilities hope to strengthen foothold in region

Cookeville –  Averitt continues to strengthen its foothold in the mid-state with the expansion and enhancement of three key facilities in Middle Tennessee. Averitt recently completed extensive renovations of its Nashville-area service center, according to a release by the company.

“Our commitment to our facilities is a direct investment, not just in our own network, but also in our customers’ success,” said Joe Paul Tackett, Averitt’s Nashville Service Center director.

Averitt is expanding throughout the Middle Tennessee.

Located at the heart of the company’s regional distribution network, the center spans 42 acres, includes 510 truck parking spaces and 162 dock doors, accommodating 190 drivers and over 300 associates.

Recent renovations at that location include:

  • Modernized building exterior and grounds
  • Renovated and updated office and dock space
  • Added LED lighting for improved safety and sustainability
  • New restrooms
  • Replaced fencing for improved security and appearance
  • Expanded and upgraded all parking for both associate and operational needs
  • New drive-through wash bay and upgraded fuel bays
  • Upgraded security system throughout property
  • New preventive maintenance locker room

Averitt also relocated the Nashville-area Distribution and Fulfillment operation into a new facility in Lebanon.

“The expansive new location features approximately 280,000 square feet of enclosed freight storage and inventory management space,” said Averitt in a release. “Strategically located off Interstate 840, a vital corridor in Middle Tennessee, this facility positions Averitt at the forefront of Nashville’s role as a major distribution hub. Businesses can leverage the extensive space for quick regional deliveries and seamless distribution throughout North America.”

The move is just one of many the trucking giant is making with this major reinvestment. According to the release, it also moved its On Tour Logistics operation into a 90,000 square foot warehouse in Nashville. The location once housed the company’s distribution and fulfillment operation.

“Averitt’s expertise in On Tour Logistics takes center stage in Nashville, catering to the unique logistics needs of different events and the entertainment industry,” according to the release. “The On Tour Logistics warehouse, located adjacent to the Nashville International Airport (BNA), supports events like the Country Music Awards (CMAs) and provides secure, specialized storage for artists’ gear and production equipment.

Averitt says the investments “reflect its strategic placement in the logistics industry” and show commitment to service in all facets of the industry.

For more information, visit www.averitt.com/nashville.

Photos courtesy of Averitt.

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