Purolator International, moving to double its footprint in the United States, said it plans to open three more branch offices in the U.S. this year after opening seven facilities since January.
The Canadian delivery and logistics company will open offices in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee, Wis., by the year’s end. Earlier in 2011 Purolator International opened offices in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and San Francisco.
Those offices join U.S. facilities in New York state, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Philadelphia, and the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
The expansion will double the company’s operations in the U.S., Purolator said.
The company, which specializes in air and surface forwarding of express, freight and parcel shipments, is aiming for a larger share of a cross-border surface trade that is growing in double digits this year, increasing 15.1 percent in May to $46.3 billion.
In 2010, U.S.-Canadian surface trade increased 22.1 percent to $471.1 billion. U.S. exports to Canada totaled more than $250 billion last year, and are on track to surpass that amount in 2011, driven in part by the value of the U.S. dollar.
Purolator International is the former Purolator USA, with headquarters in Jericho, N.Y. Canadian-based Purolator, formerly Purolator Courier, owns the company.