Roll On Industries, a transportation and logistics company that has facilities in Parkville, Kansas City and Liberty, is adding staff, assisted by the Missouri Works incentive program.
The company will be eligible to retain $129,780 in state withholding taxes on the new jobs, provided it creates the required 60 new positions within five years, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. It currently employs 70.
Paul Ray, Roll On’s director of operations and logistics, said Friday that the company may hire all 60 this year to meet its growing demand for account managers, sales executives, dispatchers and other logistics workers.
Ray said the company moved earlier this year to larger headquarters space in Parkville, at 171 English Landing Drive, and hopes to expand further by consolidating its area facilities at some point.
Roll On Industries handles and ships products nationally and internationally. As a transportation and logistics company, it is in an industry targeted by the state’s 5-year-old Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth. The sector employs about 204,000 workers in Missouri.
“Finding the right workers in Parkville has been vital to our growth, and it’s part of the reason we’re so committed to this area,” said company CEO Christopher Troutner in prepared remarks. “It’s not just drivers we need. Running a growing 21st century transportation company means there’s a lot of technology and global perspective needed.”
The company has been assisted in its expansion by the Parkville Economic Development Council and the Platte County Economic Development Council.