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    July 22, 2015
    Ohio-Based Logistics Firm Expands in Delaware County
    DSE Truckload, a transportation services company serving customers across North America, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017.

    “Indiana’s nationally recognized business climate keeps companies based out-of-state coming back to the Hoosier State,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “With our central Midwest location, Indiana stands out with more pass-through interstates than any state in the nation. This helps logistics firms like DSE Truckload reach their destinations faster and create more great Hoosier jobs, making Indiana a state that works.”

    The company, which is a subsidiary of Toledo, Ohio-based Bolt Holdings, will invest $2.2 million to expand and renovate its 11,000-square-foot operations center, adding a second facility that covers 3,000 square feet on its 15-acre campus in Daleville. The company plans to reconfigure its Daleville operations to also include a new driver center, providing a training space for the company’s new drivers. DSE Truckload anticipates the renovations will be complete later this year.

    “DSE Truckload has been a key asset to the strategic growth of Bolt Holdings,” said Mike Mitchell, general manager of DSE Truckload. “We are committed to our team of Indiana-based drivers and thus providing a key truckload service to clients across the nation. Our expansion will give our drivers a space to feel more like home with laundry facilities, multiple showers and a larger lounge. They are the reason we are successful.”

    DSE Truckload, which currently employs more than 80 Hoosiers, has already begun hiring office associates, mechanics and drivers. Interested applicants may apply on the company’s website.

    The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered D.S.E. Services, LLC up to $315,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Daleville approved additional incentives for D.S.E. Services, LLC at the request of the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance.

    “DSE’s growth in Delaware County is encouraging news, and speaks volumes to the quality of the labor force and the positive business environment offered in our community and the state of Indiana,” said Sherry Riggin, president of the Delaware County Commissioners. “The commissioners pledge their support and assistance for the company’s continued, successful growth.”

    About DSE Truckload
    DSE Truckload is a privately-owned short and long haul truckload provider based in Daleville, Indiana. At DSE Truckload, we provide our customers with high quality truckload transportation services. With a strong focus on safety and service, we ensure an overwhelmingly positive experience for our customers on every shipment. We are committed to being the most trusted and reliable transportation provider in North America. Our desire to be the best at what we do is reflected in our attitude and culture.

    About the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance:
    The Alliance (EDA) represents a consortium of economic development entities dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. Our purpose is to allocate and leverage economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality, and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Services include site location assistance, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and customized research for business prospects considering Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana.

    The EDA is responsible for the implementation of Vision 2016, the community’s current five-year economic development program. This public/private partnership represents the most comprehensive economic development plan in the history of the county. Vision 2016 seeks to create 2,000 primary income jobs with an annual payroll of more than $66 million, and the attraction of $250 million in new capital investment.

    The EDA’s administrative entities are Delaware Advancement Corporation and the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Visit muncie.com for more information.

    About IEDC
    The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Traci Lutton
Vice President, Economic Development
In her role at the Economic Development Alliance, Ms. Lutton leverages economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Lutton markets the community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to private investors, corporations, and site selectors through recruitment trips, website, tradeshows and other methods. Traci has knowledge and experience with a range of site selection and development services.