PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OIA Global (OIA), a leading worldwide transportation, supply chain management and packaging solutions provider, announced today that the company will relocate its Global Headquarters from Northeast Portland to the revitalized waterfront district in Portland. The company has leased two full floors, totaling approximately 33,000 square feet, in the 2100 SW River Parkway building in Portland.
"We have a staff of over 500 dedicated professionals in 25 offices in 11 countries around the world. With recent new business wins and acquisition growth, we have increased our employee base by more than 40% over the last twenty-four months. We have been searching for a new location to accommodate our growth and the South Waterfront is the best economic location based on our customers, employees, and future recruiting needs," said Charlie Hornecker, CEO of OIA Global.
OIA's corporate growth strategy is one of planned organic growth, combining both logistics and packaging expertise with increased sales and service awareness, while also providing quantifiable value to each of its customers. In addition to its organic growth initiatives, OIA is currently looking for target acquisition opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia that will support its customers' needs and expand the OIA brand. Approximately 100 employees will be located in the new South Waterfront Global Headquarters, with the warehouse and distribution services remaining at the company's facilities adjacent to the Portland International Airport and near Terminal 6 port facilities. OIA Global will take occupancy of its new space in December 2013.
"We are excited to make the move to our new headquarters and begin the next chapter in OIA's expansion. We have closed on multiple acquisitions and have significant organic growth opportunities that are driving the success of our company. Our new location will allow us to be more effective in supporting our current customers, developing new customers, and recruiting the best talent in our industry," said Hornecker.
Peter Andrews and Nick Ehlen with Melvin Mark Brokerage Company represented OIA Global, while Andrew Rosengarten and Jones Lang LaSalle represented the landlord. The building is owned by Clarion Partners and managed by Urban Renaissance Group.
About OIA Global
Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown to become a leading third party logistics provider delivering clients a unique combination of global logistics, creative packaging and material sourcing solutions. With a dedicated staff of over 500 professionals and an extensive worldwide presence, OIA designs innovative solutions that can optimize supply chains around the world. OIA is a part of LDI Ltd., a closely held, value-added holding company based in Indianapolis. Originally founded in 1912 to manufacture corrugated boxes, LDI has since acquired and developed interests in distribution, manufacturing and logistics businesses. Current holdings include Tucker Rocky, a distributor of premier power sport parts, accessories and apparel brands, and OIA Global. For more information, please visit www.oiaglobal.com.