Knight Transportation Adding Hundreds of Hoosier Jobs

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Knight transportation says the larger space will allow for future growth of its divisions and business lines. Knight transportation says the larger space will allow for future growth of its divisions and business lines.

Arizona-based Knight Transportation (NYSE: KNX) is opening a Regional Operations Service Center in Plainfield with plans to add more than 400 jobs by 2021. The company has invested $4.6 million to renovate the former Indy Park Ride & Fly campus into an operations center for its Indianapolis and Chicago market customers. Knight ultimately plans to manage a fleet of more than 500 trucks at the facility.

The campus also houses a recruiting and training center for drivers based throughout the eastern United States, as well as a truck maintenance shop and a wash and fueling station. The new facilities span 34,000 square feet, more than tripling the size of the company's former space on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

Knight Transportation has more than 5,500 associates throughout the country, including more than 125 in Indiana. The company is currently hiring entry-level managers, mechanics and driving associates. Interested applicants can find more information online. With the new Plainfield-Indianapolis Regional Operations Service Center, the company has 35 locations in 24 states. Knight says the larger space will allow for future growth of its divisions and business lines.

Governor Mike Pence, who was at today's announcement, says the state continues to make "unprecedented investments in state and local infrastructure to support businesses like Knight Transportation." The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $3.6 million in conditional tax credits based on the job creation plans. The town of Plainfield approved additional incentives.

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