Pilot Chicago Moves to Expanded Facility

The Chicago station and gateway operation moved to a new location in March. The building, which boasts 183,000 square feet, is more than double the size of the previous station and has several new features. These include: high-efficiency, motion-activated LED lighting; truck restraints and dock shelters on all 31 dock doors; two oversize dock doors for loading airline pallets (ULDs); 32’ ceilings; and over 60,000 square feet of racking. “We are now in close proximity to the air cargo facility at ORD, which was one of the deciding factors in choosing this location,” says a local regional vice president. The teams are also enjoying the new, customized office space. Outside, there’s parking for 40 trailers, while 70 security cameras monitor the entire property, inside and out. A fiber optic internal network and dedicated cable data circuit round out the new features. “We’re also excited about visibility of Pilot’s sign and eye-catching orange stripe from the I-294 highway,” he says.