Last year Coyote Logistics made headlines with its plans to open up an office in Ann Arbor and create dozens of new jobs. This year the Chicago-based company is well on its way to meeting that goal.
Coyote Logistics has hired 45 people at its new office after opening it late last year. That puts it roughly a third of the way toward it goal of hiring 125 people in Ann Arbor over its first three years. The company is still moving toward that goal aggressively.
"We're going to hire 35 more people there over the rest of the year," says Jodi Navta, vice president of marketing & communications for Coyote Logistics. "It's a variety of positions."
Coyote Logistics provides third-party logistics and transportation services for North American shippers. While it's based out of state, many of the firm's employees have roots in Michigan. Navta and Coyote Logistics’ CEO, Jeff Silver, are University of Michigan graduates. Those connections, along with a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program incentive from the state of Michigan, sealed the deal to open the office. The company's leadership team hasn’t been disappointed so far.
"We're happy with the talent and we're happy with the number of people we have there," Navta says.
Source: Jodi Navta, vice president of marketing & communications for Coyote Logistics
Writer: Jon Zemke