Eastern Shore Business Will Triple Its Workforce in the Next Three Years
ANNAPOLIS, MD – PAXSTAR Specialty Logistics, a North American transportation service provider based on the Eastern Shore, has announced plans to expand its global operations center in Wicomico County. The company recently executed a multimillion-dollar investment in new equipment and will continue its expansion with additional vehicles, telematics equipment, and human resources at its new facility in historic downtown Salisbury. PAXSTAR’s rapid growth is projected to bring 25 new jobs to Maryland over the next three years.
“PAXSTAR is excited to open its global operations center in Salisbury and looks forward to expanding its business presence within the community on the Eastern Shore,” said Chris Kalinski, CEO of PAXSTAR. “By working closely with local leaders, Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, the state of Maryland, and financial institutions, we aim to provide long-term employment opportunities for the growing number of students and recent graduates from local universities. We believe in our community’s potential and strive to build success by developing our workforce.”
Founded in 2011, PAXSTAR uses its knowledge and practice of transportation requirements to work with industry-leading Fortune 500 and international companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, retail, and government sectors. The company provides a range of logistic solutions for customers, focusing on truckload shipment transportation and supply chain management. PAXSTAR’s services include good distribution practices, temperature validated services, and high security – or dual driver protection – solutions with quality assurance, extensive regulatory reporting and more.
“Nineteen months ago, we set out to expand economic opportunity in all regions of Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “PAXSTAR’s announcement is the most recent example of companies growing and thriving throughout our state. We congratulate PAXSTAR on this expansion and look forward to the company’s continued success here in Maryland.”
The company is eligible for a number of state and local tax credits, including Maryland’s Job Creation Tax Credit and One Maryland Tax Credit administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce.
“PAXSTAR’s decision to expand on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is welcome news,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “Advancing entrepreneurship is a hallmark of our agency, and we’re particularly pleased that a homegrown entrepreneur has opted to establish and expand his company here.”
“We helped Chris establish his first business at our incubator and we're just as pleased to help him with his latest venture,” said Bob Culver, Wicomico County Executive. “It's great to see a local resident commit to Salisbury and Wicomico County.”
“PAXSTAR Specialty Logistics is the latest of a string of new businesses to locate in Downtown Salisbury,” said Jacob Day, Mayor of Salisbury. “PAXSTAR and others are discovering the benefits of a downtown location in terms of lifestyle, amenities and attracting talent. I eagerly welcome them and the high quality jobs they are bringing to our City.”
PAXSTAR is currently hiring quality driver/owner operators. To learn more about available and upcoming opportunities, visit the company’s website.