Company to invest more than $1 million
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2013) – Legion Logistics LLC is expanding its facility in northern Kentucky, with plans to create 24 jobs and make a $1 million investment in Boone County.
Legion Logistics, founded in 2009, specializes in helping businesses of all sizes move freight throughout the United States and Canada. Legion Logistics started in the home of its company president, Lacy Starling, and has grown quickly. Tony Coutsoftides, co-owner and CEO of Legion Logistics, is a service-disabled veteran who brings 15 years of logistics experience to the company. The company moved to its current offices in March 2012, tripled its workforce last year, and is already expanding and projecting additional new jobs in 2013.
“We congratulate Legion Logistics on its success and growth in Florence,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “Northern Kentucky certainly is on a roll with new projects and expansions by existing companies in the region. We’re glad that Legion Logistics is growing, creating new jobs and investing in the commonwealth.”
The company plans to add 2,500 s.f. to its office at 600 Meijer Drive in Florence to meet growing customer demand. Currently, the company employs 20 full-time Kentucky residents, and the expansion is expected to create 24 new jobs.
“Our team’s hard work and dedication has led to Legion’s growth and success,” said Starling, president of Legion Logistics. “We’re proud to be expanding our offices in northern Kentucky and appreciate the assistance and support we’ve received from the city of Florence, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.”
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
“We are thrilled that Legion Logistics is expanding their offices and will create 24 new jobs for northern Kentucky,” said Gary Moore, Boone County judge-executive and chairman of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “The entire three-county region benefits when entrepreneurs like Lacy Starling and Tony Coutsoftides and their team create a company and grow it here in Boone County. Northern Kentucky Tri-ED is committed to assisting our existing companies grow their operations.”
For more information on open positions, workplace culture and the application process, visit Legion Logistics online.