Roll On Industries celebrates adding 60 new jobs in Parkville

July 1, 2016

PARKVILLE, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that Roll On Industries, an asset-based logistics provider of transportation, fulfillment, and warehousing services for commercial customers, is growing, restructuring and renewing its commitment to the Parkville community by adding over 60 new good-paying jobs at its Parkville headquarters location.                                                          

“Roll On Industries’ expanding presence in Parkville is a testament to Missouri’s strong logistical advantages and skilled workforce,” said Mike Downing, director of DED. “This is a company that ships a variety of products—including Missouri made products—all over the country as well as internationally, so success for Roll On Industries is absolutely success for Missouri.”

Since transportation and logistics was identified five years ago by Gov. Jay Nixon’s Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth as a top target for next-generation job creation, Gov. Nixon has made attracting investments in this field a priority of his administration. The state boasts one of the largest road systems in the county, is served by all seven Class I railroads, and offers air-freight options through both the Kansas City and St. Louis international airports, and the Springfield airport which has a U.S. Customs port of entry. Additionally, Missouri has access to two inland waterways and the second largest inland port by tonnage, the Port of Metropolitan St. Louis.

From 2010 to 2014, Missouri added over 12,600 jobs in transportation and logistics, making it the state’s fourth largest increase in employment during the period. Today the sector directly employs over 204,000.

“We’re thrilled to be growing again in Missouri and investing in our headquarters in Parkville,” saidChristopher Troutner, CEO of Roll On Industries. “Finding the right workers in Parkville has been vital to our growth, and it’s part of the reason we’re so committed to this area. It’s not just drivers we need—running a growing 21st century transportation company means there’s a lot of technology involved and global perspective needed.”

The trucking industry has a large impact on Missouri’s economy and generates an estimated $5.1 billion impact on Missouri’s economy every year.

The Parkville Economic Development Council and Platte County Economic Development Council partnered with DED and the company over the past several months to assist Roll On Industries in its successful expansion.

“We’re excited for Roll On Industries’ growth and expansion here in Parkville,” said Mike Kellam, executive director of the Parkville EDC. “As a family-owned business that began here in Parkville, we’re thrilled they’ll continue to call Parkville home, and we look forward to supporting their efforts in growing their business for years to come.”

In addition to trucking headquarters in Parkville, the company also has a warehouse & fulfillment facility in Kansas City and a maintenance facility in Liberty. The company currently employs nearly 70.

"This announcement is great news for Parkville, said Alicia Stephens, executive director of the Platte County EDC. “We thank Roll On Industries for their continued commitment to Platte County and wish them much success as they continue to experience growth."

Roll On Industries focus is helping its clients find the most efficient and cost-effective transportation plans domestically and abroad—dry van, flatbed, intermodal, temperature-controlled, oversize loads, air freight, drayage and more.

Clients include International Paper, the largest paper manufacturer in the world, for which Roll On delivers to all 48 contiguous states.

To assist Roll On Industries with their expansions in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria.

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