Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) said today that its subsidiary, LGSTX Services, Inc., has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Postal Service to design, install and operate a Surface Transfer Center (STC) in Aurora, IL. The STC facility provides an automated capability for sorting and consolidating US postal products before further distribution.
The project is a team effort by LGSTX and its subsidiary TriFactor Solutions. Design and integration of the material handling and sortation equipment will be handled by TriFactor, while LGSTX will organize and manage the operation of the facility. The company has extensive experience operating STC facilities for the Postal Service, having managed multiple centers between 2004 and 2018.
LGSTX Services plans to hire approximately 125 full-time employees initially, with further hiring possible as product volumes increase. The company expects the facility to be operational in May 2020.
“We are honored to be awarded this new U.S. Postal Service location,” said Jim Pradetto, President of LGSTX Services. “The level of expertise we developed while operating STC facilities in Dallas, Memphis and Indianapolis gives us the ability to start up quickly, with state-of-the-art material handling systems, and deliver consistently high quality service to the customer from day one.”