Chicago-based Load Delivered Logistics added 24,000 square feet and 60 new jobs to its River North office. By the end of 2016, the company aims to grow to over 250 team members.
“The Midwest has always been a major hub for the supply chain industry specifically focusing on frozen food and meat companies,” says Robert Nathan, chief executive officer. “There is a tremendous need for reliable temperature-controlled transportation providers. We chose to specialize in this mode of shipping when we founded the company during the 2008 recession. People weren’t buying plasma TVs, but they still needed to eat.”
Today, temperature-controlled shipping is still prevalent and accounts for nearly half of the company’s business. Load Delivered Logistics serves several Chicago-based companies across an array of industries with particular expertise in the food and beverage industry.
The expansion, which will be completed in early August, features a workout facility and a Center for Excellence, which doubles as a training facility for employees and a home for the company’s many philanthropic efforts such as after-school tutoring and mentorship programs.
“Our office expansion enables us to scale our growth to continue to meet our clients’ needs,” says Nathan. “We’re growing fast, and we want to prepare for our next growth cycle. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the hard work and dedication of our team, so we want to ensure our office accommodates them.”
In addition to the office expansion, Load Delivered Logistics announces new members of the board of advisors. New advisors include:
Dave Mullen, formerly the CFO and executive vice president of NAVTEQ Corp., currently serves as a director of Mattersight Corp. and Avid Technology, Inc. Mullen joined NAVTEQ as the CFO in 2002. Prior to serving at NAVTEQ, Mullen led Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. through their IPO as the CFO and president.
Arthur Mesher, former CEO of Descartes Systems Group, Inc., currently serves on the board of directors for Versapay, Nulogy Corp. and QHR Technologies Inc. Mesher led the creation of the first on-demand logistics network that provides application and communication capabilities.
Paul Fisher stepped down as the president and CEO of CenterPoint Properties Trust in April 2013 after building and taking the company public. In addition to his current role as the vice chairman of CenterPoint’s board of trustees, Fisher serves as the chairman of the Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago.