Cadence Premier Logistics recently celebrated the opening of its second building, Pit Stop Truck Center in Joliet.
The 77,000-square-foot building marks the completion of phase two of its 200,000 square feet of operations, according to a news release from the company. The new Pit Stop facility has been built to accommodate the latest in technologies as transportation moves toward electric and piloted vehicles. Additionally, Pit Stop will offer over-the-counter truck and trailer parts, diesel fuel sales, electric charging stations, drive-thru truck wash and further plans in retail.
“The growth of our company is a result of the county, city and surrounding community support,” the release said. “It is because of the good people we have surrounded ourselves with, beginning with our associates and drivers, working with Ryan Companies and Harris Architects, as well as the municipalities’ support of our business, which has made this a rewarding and enriching growth experience.”
The new project will also create an opportunity for partnerships with local high schools and college students to secure additional technical training. Cadence will conduct training programs and offer internship opportunities. Ryan Companies US conducted construction and project management. Harris Architects handled building design.
“It is important that we understand and embrace the future, as a transportation and maintenance company, focusing on the impact that our operations have on the carbon footprint is important,” the release said. “Equally important is providing ongoing training in technologies ... and tools needed for our customers to operate in a safe and effective manner.”