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Freight logistics company to expand in Mecklenburg

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A company which provides a variety of freight management services is planning to expand its national operations center in Mecklenburg County.

Gov. Pat McCrory's office announced Tuesday that XPO Logistics plans to create 287 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2014 and invest $688,000 in its Charlotte location.

XPO Logistics provides freight management, expedited transportation and freight forwarding services. XPO serves its customers by using a network of relationships with ground, sea and air carriers to provide the best transportation solutions for shippers.

The company employs 245 people in Charlotte and has additional locations across the country and in Canada.

Compensation will vary by job function, but total payroll is estimated to be $14.8 million plus benefits. The average annual wage in Mecklenburg County is $57,144.

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