Cavalry Logistics celebrates Antioch location with ribbon cutting

Friday, more good news for Antioch was evident as Cavalry Logistics held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their call center located at 5255 Old Hickory Boulevard, behind Starbucks in the former Best Buy location.

A large crowd of local and state officials, business leaders, and members of the Crossings Nashville Action Partnership were on hand for the ribbon cutting and celebration.

There ceremony got off to a fun start as CEO Jeff Rogers led staff and CNAP members in a morning stretch (yes, like an exercise stretch).

Jacobia Dowell, council member for District 32, welcomed attendees.

“Over the last few years we’ve had so much to celebrate in this community,” she said, discussing Antioch’s turn around. “We’ve had so much to celebrate, just like today. Our leaders believe in Antioch. Our area has the third highest investment of public dollars.”

She pointed out that Cavalry Logisitics is in good company, joining recent relocations including the HCA data center and soon-to-open TriStar physician practice, Asurion, Community Health Systems, and Aramark.

“Education, good businesses, and good neighbors are the foundation of a good community,” Dowell said, pointing out how quickly Cavalry Logistics has ingrained itself in the community via a partnership with Knowledge Academy, a charter school located in Antioch.

Additional speakers included Rogers, who estimates the company will grow into a $500 million enterprise, Randy Boyd, Commissioner Randy Boyd of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and Cavalry Logistics Founder and President Bob King who, in a sometimes emotional talk, thanked various team members, vendors, local businesses, Ben Freeland, CNAP, and his wife.

Reinforcing a commitment to the community, King said the location as chosen because of Knowledge Academy and he said that each week they send 10 to 15 employees into the school to work with the youth.

He said the long-term goal with Knowledge Academy is that in a couple of years when students start graduating they give every student with a higher education goal a computer when they graduate.

Cavalry Logistics in a subsidiary of Universal Truckload Services, based in Warren, Mich. The company was slated to spend about a half million dollars renovating and transitioning the building to suit their needs.

Currently, Cavalry Logistics employs 186 people and will expand to 437 employees over the next five years.

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