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International Express Trucking, Inc. expands operations to Lowell

International Express Trucking, Inc. has purchased the former Wagner Knitting Building, a 77,000 square foot facility located at 141 Robins Street in Lowell, NC. Warehouse and distribution operations will be housed in this location. International Express Trucking, Inc. has multiple locations in Charlotte and Atlanta.logo for International Express

“We feel very fortunate to be a part of the great things happening in Gaston County.  We knew we were in the right place by the warm welcome we received from the City of Lowell and the Gaston County EDC. Having Gaston County roots had a lot to do with our decision to move here, but the hospitality we received, sealed the deal,” said Mr. Howard Shope, President and CEO of International Express Trucking, Inc.

International Express Trucking, Inc. specializes in the movement, warehousing and distribution of international and domestic cargo. Established in 2001, International Express offers warehouse services, along with local cartage. Serving as an AMS/ACE accessible warehouse for US customs, International Express is also a container freight station offering airport to airport line haul, break-bulk services, shipment consolidation services, and they are a certified cargo screening facility.

Mr. Tracy Philbeck, Chairman of the Gaston County Board of Commissioners said; “We are excited to welcome International Express Trucking, Inc. to Gaston County.” He further stated, “They are a great firm which will fit very nicely into Gaston County’s growing corporate community.” Chairman Philbeck added, “Gaston County constantly strives to provide an outstanding business environment for all of our corporate citizens. Thank you very much for choosing to locate your newest facility in the City of Lowell and Gaston County.”

Lowell Mayor Larry Simonds stated; “I want to thank Mr. Howard Shope and International Express Trucking, Inc. for choosing to set up their newest warehouse and distribution operations in Lowell. This announcement is great news for the City of Lowell. I International Express Trucking, Inc. is a wonderful addition to our growing City. ”

“It is always gratifying when an industry chooses to locate in Gaston County. I am most appreciative of Mr. Shope and International Express Trucking, Inc. for electing to locate their expanded operation in Lowell. As the Chairman of the Gaston County EDC, I want to thank Mr. Shope for his confidence and commitment to Gaston County. I also want to express my thanks to Donny Hicks and his staff for their work on this project,” Said Mr. Fred Jackson, Chairman of the Gaston County Economic Development Commission.

International Express Trucking, Inc. wishes to thank John Barker Realty, Duke Energy, the City of Lowell, Gaston County and the Gaston County EDC for their assistance in this expansion project.


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