Choptank Transport started construction on a new 11,000-square-foot expansion to its Preston, Md., headquarters, allowing the third-party logistics provider to hire an additional 130 people in the next two years. This is the third expansion at this location within the last decade.

Choptank also acquired a 4,000-square-foot building on Main Street, situated a few miles from the main office, to allow for additional office space. This location will further accommodate the increase in employees needed to service the company’s growing customer base.

“We have been blessed with outstanding growth,” says Steve Covey, executive vice president. “Our strategy has been and will continue to be our results-driven culture. Our employees’ dedication and focus on exceeding customer expectations has allowed this growth. The new addition will allow for further investment into our culture through business intelligence and staff additions. Those additions will foster collaborative technologies that will allow us to successfully manage and grow in a logistics world that faces unprecedented legislation for over-the-road safety and cargo security.”

“Logistics is a hot career right now. It’s not only a great place to begin your career; it’s a great place to advance it,” says Pam Hutchinson, vice president of human relations. “Nearly all of our management staff has been promoted from within.  We’ve partnered with Salisbury University’s sales initiative and Stevenson University’s Sales Club to attract recent graduates and also work with local veterans groups and community organizations. And, for our existing staff, the team just gets better every day at developing and mentoring new leaders.”