Polaris Logistics Group, Toledo, Ohio, opened an office in Houston, Texas, to keep up with the upturn in manufacturing. Houston was targeted due to it having one of the highest metropolitan GDP’s in the country and being one of the chief beneficiaries of the expanded Panama Canal.

“The addition of the Houston office positions Polaris at another key access point to high-volume freight and carrier hubs, ultimately better serving more of our customers across all North American time zones,” says Dan Nester, president and CEO. “The proposed infrastructure bill that was supported by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will pour a lot of money into the economy, and our customer base of manufacturers will be positively impacted. Secondly, President Trump has hinted at some potential changes in both NAFTA and other trade agreements. If even some small changes occur, American manufacturers and the logistics companies that serve them will likely benefit.”