Logistics provider RXO to invest $2.35M, create 140 jobs in Ann Arbor

Logistics provider RXO Corporate Solutions LLC is expanding in Ann Arbor with a capital investment of $2.35 million and plans to create 140 jobs.

RXO intends to lease space in an office building in the Domino’s Farms Office Park in Ann Arbor, where it will make improvements and invest in office furniture, security and IT infrastructure, it said in a news release from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office. Tenant improvements at the facility will include two large brokerage offices with amenities such as a mother’s room, break room and game rooms.

The project is supported by a $650,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Ann Arbor Spark has offered to assist RXO in finding, hiring and training qualified candidates for the new positions.

RXO has additional locations in Ann Arbor, Buchanan and Southfield, with a total of 908 employees statewide.

“We’re proud to expand our brokerage presence in Ann Arbor,” Lou Amo, RXO’s president of truck brokerage, said in the release. “Our employees help connect shippers with thousands of contract carriers to streamline supply chains. RXO’s facilities in Michigan, including our expanded Ann Arbor office, will play a critical role in supporting our aggressive growth plans.”

Michigan was chosen for the project over competing sites in Missouri, Ohio and South Carolina. Michigan’s talent base and skilled workforce were key factors in selecting Michigan for this project, the release stated.

RXO Corporate Solutions is a spin-off of XPO Logistics, one of the largest less-than-truckload providers in North America. RXO is a tech-enabled brokerage platform that was created to separate XPO’s asset-based LTL business from its brokered transportation platform.

RXO provides tech-enabled truck brokerage services with complementary solutions including managed transportation, freight forwarding and last-mile delivery. The company’s proprietary technology, RXO Connect, connects approximately 10,000 customers with more than 100,000 independent carriers and more than 1.5 million trucks across North America.