Mayor Lightfoot proclaims that Elite Transit Options is increasing its presence with a brand new workplace within the Fulton Market neighborhood
CHICAGO – Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the expansion of Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) in Chicago and has become their new central hub. Michael Johnson, CEO of ELITE, signed a multi-year office rental agreement for 9,000 square feet in the newly renovated 600 West Fulton building on Jefferson Street and Fulton Street in Chicago’s West Loop and in the historic Fulton Market district. Chicago will anchor the company’s aggressive national expansion plan after its explosive growth. ELITE is a leading provider of third party logistics (3PL) in the freight management logistics industry, delivering innovative technology solutions for customers in food and beverage, OEM, industrial and chemical companies.
“On behalf of the City of Chicago, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the ELITE team who are just arriving in our city as our workforce prepares to return to the office,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “ELITE is joining a growing list of other companies that are choosing to grow their business here in Chicago. This will no doubt help secure the future prosperity of our city. I am grateful to ELITE for investing in our city , and look forward to seeing how they develop this. ” into the historical strengths of our city in the areas of trade, TD&L and technology. ”
“ELITE is joining a growing number of companies who are making Chicago their chosen location for hubs, headquarters, expansion and more,” said Michael Fassnacht, President & CEO of World Business Chicago. “When you speak to Elite executives like Michael Johnson, they share their enthusiasm for our city’s strengths in TD&L, its central location and abundance of talent and convenience, the city is on its way to strong economic recovery see.”
“Our company considered multiple metropolitan areas for our new Commercial Operations Center, but ultimately we knew Chicago would be the ideal location,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of Elite Transit Solutions Chicago, where children grow up wanting to be firefighters or freight brokers to become. That is why we are confident that we can hire high-quality talent here. Our business – and our company – is exciting, fast-paced, and extremely competitive. I’m looking for enthusiastic candidates who thrive in this energetic mindset that is truly a lifestyle. ”
The rapid change of ELITE from a regional transport logistics company to a national brand is driven by the proprietary Chameleon TMS software. The groundbreaking technology uses predictive analytics to automate up to 80% of logistics tasks. This takes the load off shippers and helps the company maintain its industry-leading on-time delivery rate of 98%. Of the 16,000+ brokers in the industry, fewer than a dozen companies own or develop their own software.
ELITE is now committed to filling vacancies and recruiting people from entry-level to mid-sales, customer service and operations in the company’s Fulton Market office. Brian Duffy, Senior Vice President of Stream Realty Partners, is to help ELITE secure its new Chicago location in the historic Fulton Market.
In addition to its new location in Chicago, ELITE has opened an additional office in Charlotte. The Pittsburgh office currently employs more than 100. With plans to open additional locations across the country over the next year, more than 200 new employees are expected to be hired nationally by the end of 2022. Interested candidates should visit elitetransit.com/careers to access job postings that will continue to be updated.
ELITE is well on the way to moving more than 100,000 truckloads for its customers in 2021, up from over 50,000 truckloads in 2020. ELITE was launched in 2013 and was the fastest on 997th place on the 5000 list last year Inc.’s growing company, which equates to three-year sales growth of 463 percent. ELITE has compiled the list for the past four consecutive years.