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A. Duie Pyle celebrates 100 years with $25 million Connecticut expansion

A. Duie Pyle Inc., a family-owned trucking company established in 1924, marks its 100th anniversary with a $25 million expansion of its Southington, Connecticut facility.

The expansion: The project will grow the existing terminal and add a new parking garage and fleet maintenance garage, reinforcing the company's commitment to ensuring their fleet's safety.

  • This upgrade is set to create an additional 25 to 30 jobs in Southington.
  • Vice president Tim Koch highlighted that the expansion will meet the company's need for increased capacity due to growth.

Community impact: Robert Hammersley, Southington Planning & Zoning Commission chairman, sees the job creation as beneficial for local businesses and the town's appeal as a business destination.

The construction phase began eight months ago and will tentatively take three years to complete, with the first phase--a parking garage--expected to finish by mid-May despite weather-related delays.

Big picture: A. Duie Pyle Inc.'s milestone and expansion reflect not only the company's longevity but also its ability to adapt and grow in an evolving industry.

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