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Cross Road Centers to Site Distribution Center in Plainfield, Indiana

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Aug. 2008) - Cross Road Centers, a third-party logistics provider, will locate a 600,000-square-foot distribution center here, creating 30 new jobs by 2011.

The Kenner, La.-headquartered company will invest more than $6.7 million to site a distribution center at an existing warehouse owned by Duke Realty Corporation in the AirWest Industrial Park, located less than five miles west of the Indianapolis International Airport.

"Indiana's logistics infrastructure and workforce are among the top in the nation," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "Cross Road Centers' decision to locate here at the 'Cross Roads of America' brings new jobs and additional capacity to this vital industry."

The company, which operates a full-service transportation fleet and 14 warehouses across the country, will begin hiring managers, materials handlers, auditors and customer service associates immediately ahead of the facility's scheduled opening in the fourth quarter of 2008.

"The bedrock of our business model is successful partnerships," said Robert Gadola, Cross Road Centers executive. "We feel we have an excellent partnership in place through the tremendous cooperation we have received both at the state and local levels."

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Cross Road Centers (CRC) up to $155,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $25,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The town of Plainfield will provide property tax abatement and recruiting assistance to CRC at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.

"Plainfield is pleased to have Cross Road Centers locating here," said Robin Brandgard, Plainfield Town Council president. "This project once again highlights the benefits Plainfield offers new and existing companies, and the value of partnering with the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership to provide additional business opportunities in Plainfield."

The announcement of Cross Road Centers' decision to locate in the suburban Indianapolis town adds to Indiana's growing transportation and logistics industry. Indiana is home to more than 4,700 miles of mainline rail track, three international airports and more than 11,000 total highway miles. Each year, more than 720 million tons of freight travel through Indiana, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic in the nation.

About Cross Road Centers

Cross Road Centers is a Kenner, Louisiana based company that strives to develop long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with companies that have transportation, logistics and storage needs. CRC leverages a large, modern transportation fleet with vertical integration in the storage industry to provide a powerful combination of services throughout the continental U.S.

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