Whitehorse Freight LLC Cuts Ribbon on New $5.4 Million Expansion Project in Kenton County, Creating 400-Plus Jobs
The project increases sales and logistics presence in northern Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Kentucky (January 31, 2023) – Gov. Andy Beshear today highlighted the continued momentum of the state’s logistics and distribution sector as Whitehorse Freight LLC cut the ribbon on a new $5.4 million facility in Crestview Hills and created over 400 high-quality jobs in the surrounding region.
“Kentucky’s unique location and access to resources make the Commonwealth one of the nation’s most important distribution and logistics hubs,” said Governor Beshear. “Continuing to grow and invest in this industry with quality companies like Whitehorse Freight is critical to our long-term commercial success. I would like to congratulate Whitehorse on cutting the ribbon today and wish the company continued success here in the Commonwealth.”
Whitehorse Freight has moved into a new facility in Kenton County in response to rapid growth and increased customer demand. The $5.4 million investment includes the purchase of an existing 51,000 square foot building to expand the company’s operations and total office space.
“The sky’s the limit when it comes to earning potential at Whitehorse Freight,” said Michael Bilokonsky, President and CEO of Whitehorse Freight. “I am very proud of our team and what we are building. Today’s event is an exciting next step for us, and I look forward to continuing to grow here in Northern Kentucky.”
Whitehorse Freight is a logistics technology service company for the trucking and trucking industry, specializing in full truckload transportation. The company’s extensive carrier network and creative freight services help increase flexibility and mitigate logistical obstacles. Services include dry freight, flatbed freight, refrigerated freight, specialty freight, direct truck, and warehousing and fulfillment. The company is currently hiring motivated and energetic people who want to be part of a growing team.
Whitehorse Freight’s investment contributes to Kentucky’s growing distribution and logistics presence. Since the beginning of the Beshear administration, companies within the sector have announced more than 7,500 full-time jobs in Kentucky in 117 expansion and site construction projects involving $2.2 billion in private sector investment in the Commonwealth.
Lee Crume, CEO of Tri-ED, said that 78% of the 2,356 new jobs Tri-ED announced in 2022 are in the supply chain management and distribution/logistics industries.
“Whitehorse is certainly an important contributor to the expansion of these industries in northern Kentucky,” Crume said. “We congratulate the company on the amazing growth it is experiencing.”
Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann thanked Whitehorse Freight for their decision to invest in Kenton County.
“It’s gratifying that a local company continues to invest in the community,” said Judge Knochelmann. “We are constantly pushing to make Kenton County the best place to live, work and raise a family, and it’s good to see our corporate citizens recognize that.”
Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier looks forward to the economic impact and quality jobs this project will bring to the community.
“Crestview Hills is pleased to welcome more than 400 new full-time positions to the city’s Thomas More Office Park,” said Mayor Meier. “We are pleased to have a growing logistics company like Whitehorse Freight operating here.”
Whitehorse Freight’s investment and planned job creation are fueling recent economic momentum in the Commonwealth as the state recovers more strongly from the impact of the pandemic.