Parkville, Mo. – The Parkville Economic Development Council, in conjunction and partnership with both the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) & the Platte County Economic Development Council, announced today that Roll On Industries, a logistics provider, is adding 60 new good paying jobs at its headquarters in Parkville, Missouri.
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.”
Roll On Industries is continuing the trend in Missouri, which has had over 12,600 additional jobs in transportation and logistics created since 2010, which is reported to be the state’s fourth largest increase in employment during the 2010 -2014 period.
“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 Invesco is absolutely success for Missouri.”
The DED was instrumental in making this expansion viable and successful, thereby furthering the investment impact and employment growth of Roll On Industries.
“We’re thrilled to be growing again in Missouri and investing in our headquarters in Parkville,” said Chris 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.”
In addition to its headquarters in Parkville, the company also has a warehouse & fulfillment facility in North Kansas City and an asset 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 is six-sigma, certified in 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 in the expansion of Roll On Transportation and Invesco in Parkville, the Parkville EDC worked in partnership with Roll On and the Missouri Department of Economic Development, which resulted in the offering of a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria.