GREENEVILLE, Tenn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) (the “Company” or “Forward”) today announced the grand opening of its expanded Columbus (CMH) Support Center. The new Support Center represents a strategic investment in the Company’s commitment to deliver a better experience for its employees, customers and independent contractor drivers.

Forward opens new Support Center in Columbus, OH

By consolidating support teams from multiple facilities around Columbus into one centralized location, the Company is positioned to deliver more coordinated and effective services to its customers. The new Support Center also offers improved amenities for the Company’s independent contractor drivers, such as expanded parking and storage.

Tom Schmitt, Chairman, President and CEO said, “We are committed to a facility expansion plan that supports the evolving needs of our customers and independent contractor drivers. One of our leadership imperatives is ‘we operate as one,’ and opening this facility delivers on that strategy – we’ve consolidated the operations of five buildings. It also put us into a position to expand door count by 30 percent.”

The Support Center serves as the home base for the Safety and Recruiting Teams, and this expansion creates an improved onboarding experience for independent contractor drivers, supporting the Company’s fleet growth targets. Ryan Gilliam, Vice President of Talent, said, “The new Support Center represents the true fabric of our Forward DNA. One centralized location will strengthen our collaborative team efforts across the Company and create an improved experience for our teammates and our independent contractor drivers.”

The new Support Center promotes economic growth in the local Columbus community. The Company is hiring teammates for the Support Center. Interested candidates can visit to learn more about available positions.

About Forward Air Corporation

Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company that provides services across the United States and Canada. We provide expedited less-than-truckload (“LTL”) services, including local pick-up and delivery, shipment consolidation/deconsolidation, warehousing, and customs brokerage by utilizing a comprehensive national network of terminals. In addition, we offer final mile services, including delivery of heavy-bulky freight, truckload brokerage services, including dedicated fleet services; and intermodal, first-and last-mile, high-value drayage services, both to and from seaports and railheads, dedicated contract and Container Freight Station warehouse and handling services. We are more than a transportation company. As a single resource for your shipping needs, Forward is your supply chain partner. For more information, visit our website at

This press release may contain statements that might be considered as forward-looking statements or predictions of future operations including with respect to the expected funding and timing of closing of the BarOle acquisition, growth of the Company’s Intermodal business, the company’s strategy related to acquisitions and strategic enhancements to the Company’s Intermodal business. Such statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on management’s belief or interpretation of information currently available. These statements and assumptions involve certain risks and uncertainties including that the conditions to closing the BarOle acquisition are not met and the closing of the BarOle acquisition is delayed or never occurs, that the performance of the BarOle or TKI businesses post-closing is worse than anticipated and that the Company is not able to achieve the planned synergies. Actual events may also differ from these expectations as a result of the risks identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should consider the forward-looking statement contained herein in light of such risks. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date.

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