3PL solutions provider Elite Transit Solutions plans to establish a new central hub in Chicago, Illinois.
According to city officials, ELITE, signed a multi-year office lease for 9,000 square feet in the newly refurbished 600 West Fulton building at Jefferson and Fulton Streets in Chicago's west loop and historic Fulton Market neighborhood.
"Our company considered several metropolitan areas for our new Commercial Operations Center, but ultimately, we knew Chicago was the ideal location,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of Elite Transit Solutions. “The city's legacy as an epicenter of transportation brokerage is the perfect fit. In Chicago, kids grow up wanting to be firefighters or freight brokers, so we are confident in the quality talent we know we can hire here. Our business, and our company, is exciting, fast-paced, and highly competitive, so we're seeking enthusiastic candidates that thrive in this high-energy mindset that truly is a lifestyle."
In addition to its new location in Chicago, ELITE has also opened an additional office in Charlotte. Its Pittsburgh office currently employs more than 100. With plans to open more locations around the country next year, it expects to hire more than 200 new employees nationally by the end of 2022.
“ELITE joins a growing stream of companies declaring Chicago to be the chosen location for hubs, headquarters, expansion and more,” said Michael Fassnacht, President & CEO, World Business Chicago. “When talking to business leaders like Elite’s Michael Johnson, they share their enthusiasm for our city’s strengths in TD&L, central location and abundant talent, and comfort in seeing the city on a path to strong economic recovery.”
Launched in 2013 ELITE is a third-party logistics leader in the freight management logistics industry, delivering innovative technology solutions for customers in food and beverage, OEM, industrial, and chemical companies. City officials noted ELITE is on pace to move more than 100,000 truckloads for its customers in 2021, up from over 50,000 truckloads in 2020.