Leading Provider of Logistics and Transportation to Expand Alpharetta Location [Metro Atlanta Chamber]

Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:00 PM CST

Atlanta, GA, February 24, 2012 – Coyote, one of the leading providers of logistics and transportation services in the country, announced that it is expanding its Alpharetta location. Coyote is expanding from roughly 23,000-square-foot to 36,000-square-foot to accommodate growth in its driver services, accounting and finance operations.

“We hired 136 people in 2011. Our 24/7 Driver Services operation will take over the existing space and we will build out and move our Accounting and Finance division to the expanded space,” said Jonathan Sisler, CFO of Coyote. “As we expand in Alpharetta, we will continue to draw on local talent to join our team and keep on par with the unprecedented growth of our headquartered operation in Chicago.”

Coyote Logistics LLC, offers innovative management solutions that meet the operational demands of today’s challenging supply chains. Coyote delivers the best operational experience for virtually all industries including food and beverage, forest products, metals, plastics, consumer products and government services.

“We have companies like Coyote Logistics to credit for our state’s growing reputation as a global leader in logistics,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  “Georgia, and particularly the metro Atlanta region, has a wealth of competitive assets for logistics companies and the industries they serve, so I am glad to see Coyote Logistics expand in Georgia.”

Coyote’s headquarters are located in Chicago, Ill., with additional offices across the U.S.

“We are delighted that Coyote selected Alpharetta for their expanded operation,” said Al Nash, executive director, Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta. “This decision to continue to invest in our community demonstrates that we have the ingredients to support the growth of innovative businesses like Coyote.”

Metro Atlanta has the nation’s fifth-largest concentration of supply chain companies with more than one million employed in Georgia logistics. Atlanta is a global logistics center with more than 130,000 supply chain jobs, the world’s busiest airport and a position as the global leader in supply chain management software.

“The Metro Atlanta Chamber was pleased to work with Coyote to evaluate Alpharetta for this expansion,” said Hans Gant, senior vice president of economic development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Through the resources at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Power, Georgia Tech and the North Fulton Chamber we offer a strong array of assistance to help businesses expand and create jobs in metro Atlanta.”