Logistics giant OHL and the Nashville chapter of the Project Management Institute have teamed up to launch a series of gatherings for transportation industry professionals. The goal of the so-called "Community of Practice" is to network, share best practices and stay on top of the latest industry trends.
Logistics firm OHL says it has added 600,000 square feet of distribution capacity at warehouses in St. Louis and west of Indianapolis. The moves, which add about 2 percent to the company's footprint, are aimed at boosting its work with online retailers.
Brentwood-based logistics giant OHL has been told by the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate a fired employee and compensate another for missed overtime opportunities. The NLRB last week backed an administrative judge who said the company had unfairly treated the workers, who were trying to organize a union at one of OHL'S Memphis distribution centers.
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More than 50 Middle Tennessee companies of all stripes and sizes are included on this year's Inc. 5000 list of the country's fastest-growing companies. As it did last year, Confirmation.com leads the way among locals (and all Tennessee companies) with three-year revenue growth of 1,750 percent. Brian Fox's venture grew revenues more than 50 percent in 2010 and is followed on the Nashville section of the list by six-year-old IT vendor ASE Direct and Brentwood-based document management software developer Trinisys.
Those three firms are among the smallest Middle Tennessee representatives on the list, which posted combined revenues of $39.5 billion. The largest five are HCA, Vanguard Health Systems, Iasis Healthcare, OHL and SMS Holdings. Having gone public this year, the top two will not be on next year's list.
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A United Steelworkers push to organize the more than 300 workers at logistics firm OHL's operations in Memphis is temporarily deadlocked. Workers and company officials are awaiting the National Labor Relations Board's investigation into 14 disputed ballots.
Logistics and distribution giant OHL has snagged $2.7 million in incentives that will help fund its plans to nearly double its Indianapolis-area workforce in the next four years. The Brentwood-based company is looking to add 415 jobs just west of Indianapolis International Airport and has leased 406,000 additional square feet there.