Shevell grows in Maryland

Shevell grows in Maryland

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The Shevell Group, the Elizabeth, N.J.-based parent of New England Motor Freight, acquired 41.8 acres of land in Cecil County, Md., for a new 150-door distribution center.

The site is located at the intersection of I-95 and Route 272 in northeastern Maryland. The Shevell Group plans to build a distribution center and warehouse with up to 500,000 square feet of space and a truck repair shop there. Construction will start before the end of the year.

"We view this as a critical strategic location, convenient to major rail and road transportation facilities, and we''re building here with the future in mind," said Myron P. "Mike" Shevell, chairman and CEO of the Shevell Group. "As the Mid-Atlantic region continues to grow, the corridor between Philadelphia and Baltimore and on to Washington will essentially become one large metropolitan area.

"This facility will enable us to handle the ever-growing amount of freight that passes through this area and to give excellent service to the Eastern Shore as well as the entire regional north-south corridor," Shevell added.

The Shevell Group includes regional LTL carrier NEMF; truckload carrier Eastern Freight Ways; Carrier Industries, a dedicated carriage company; Apex Logistics; and NEMF Canadian International Services and NEMF World Transport, a nonvessel operating carrier serving Puerto Rico.