Transportation services provider American Transportation Services is moving into Florida, and the company’s headquarters are set to move there.
The company has a large fleet of cargo planes that transport goods between major ports in Florida.
It also operates a fleet of freight trains, buses and trains, and it also operates railroads.
American Transportation Service, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, also provides a wide range of other services, including bus and rail service to Florida, Ohio and Texas.
“This is an opportunity for us to be a part of the Florida economy,” said American Transportation service President and CEO James Fong.
“Florida is a natural location for us and we are looking forward to partnering with the governor to further expand our service offerings.”
The company will expand operations at the state’s ports of entry to help expand its fleet of ships.
Fong also said the expansion will help make Florida the “global leader in maritime transport services,” and he said it will create more jobs than it would have otherwise.
“It’s going to be good for the state of Florida and for the American people,” Fong said.
The new facilities are expected to be complete by late spring, he said.
“We’re going to open in April, and we’re expecting to have the facilities open by the end of June,” he said at a news conference Thursday.
“By the time we’re done with this expansion, we’ll have an incredible fleet of vehicles.”
Fong noted that the company is investing $4.5 billion in Florida, a state with a population of about 1.5 million people.
The firm is seeking to hire 250 new workers to help with construction, he added.
The Florida Department of Transportation said it has been working with American Transportation to help secure federal and state funding for the expansion.
The Department of State’s Economic Development and Tourism Office was also assisting the state in securing federal funds, said spokesman Brad Miller.
“The expansion is part of our commitment to help the state expand its economy and diversify its workforce,” Miller said.