Trucking firm plans to build in Antrim Township

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A. Duie Pyle, a major Northeast trucking firm, is interested in building a truck terminal with 125 employees in Antrim Township.

The company, which expects to make a public announcement on Monday, already has made a request to get water from Greencastle, Pa., instead of Antrim Township.

A public relations firm representing A. Duie Pyle, which is based in West Chester, Pa., wrote in an email to Herald-Mail Media that Monday’s announcement also will involve a facility to open in Hagerstown, but there was no additional information about it.

The company’s website lists 16125 Business Parkway near Hagerstown as a “coming soon” location of a LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) service center. Less-than-truckload refers to the transportation of smaller items.

Business Parkway is off Md. 63.

In a letter to the Antrim Township Municipal Authority, R. Lee Royer of Waynesboro said A. Duie Pyle is “proposing a truck terminal warehouse and maintenance shop with 125 employees and fire service.”

Antrim Township Zoning Officer Sylvia House said officials representing A. Duie Pyle have met with the township to make sure the zoning was appropriate on the 35-acre tract of land on the east side of U.S. 11, across from World Kitchen. That is just north of the borough of Greencastle.

The 35-acre tract is zoned highway commercial.

House said Thursday that the township has received a sketch plan, but no official land development plan or details of the proposal. She said the land is the site of a truck parking area that Hoffman Transport proposed, but didn’t create.

Franklin County tax maps show the land is owned by Hoffman MPH LLC. It extends from U.S. 11 to Interstate-81.

On its website, A. Duie Pyle describes itself as the “Northeast’s premier transportation and logistics provider offering award-winning Less-Than-Truckload service and extended coverage through established partnerships into the Southeast, Midwest and Canada.”

Established in 1924, the family-owned business lists 23 LTL service centers, including the one described as coming soon in Hagerstown at 16125 Business Parkway; four truckload service locations, all located in Pennsylvania; and 10 warehouse facilities.

Kayla Prasek, an account executive for Uproar PR, which represents A. Duie Pyle, declined to comment further until details are released on Monday.

By Joyce Nowell, Herald Mail Media, August 10, 2018

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