Universal Logistics Set to Hire 400 Employees to Support Detroit Jeep Plant

Warren-based Universal Logistics Holdings, a provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions that is owned by the Moroun family, announced it is hiring more than 400 warehouse employees, Class A Commercial Driver’s License drivers, mechanics, office clerks, and supervisors to complete the staffing of a logistics facility in Detroit.
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Universal Logistics Detroit facility
Universal Logistics Holdings is hiring more than 400 warehouse employees for a Detroit facility (pictured) that will support the new Stellantis Automotive Mack Assembly Plant on Conner Street in Detroit. // Photo courtesy of Universal Logistics Holdings

Warren-based Universal Logistics Holdings, a provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions that is owned by the Moroun family, announced it is hiring more than 400 warehouse employees, Class A Commercial Driver’s License drivers, mechanics, office clerks, and supervisors to complete the staffing of a logistics facility in Detroit.

The 1-million-square-foot facility is located on Georgia Street on Detroit’s east side and is a Teamsters Local 299 facility that will support the new Stellantis Automotive Mack Assembly Plant on Conner Street, also on Detroit’s east side.

When fully staffed, the total headcount of the Universal location will exceed 1,000 workers. Priority will be given to Detroit residents from the surrounding neighborhoods, and Universal has partnered with Detroit At Work to give Detroiters priority in the hiring process. Of the 600 employees already working at the facility, more than 60 percent are Detroit residents.

Universal also is paying for qualified applicants to go through Commercial Driver’s License training and a mentorship program to ensure they have the skills to be successful in the job.

“Creating good paying jobs in the city of Detroit is something we’re committed to doing,” says Matthew Moroun, chairman of Universal. “Through our partnership with the city of Detroit and Detroit At Work, I’m confident that we will be able to continue filling our Georgia Street location with great people who live in the city of Detroit and the nearby neighborhoods.”

Applicants can apply here or by calling (833) JOB-FOR-U.

Other Moroun family companies with operations or holdings in city of Detroit include the Ambassador Bridge, Hercules Concrete, Central Transport, and Crown Enterprises. The companies employ more than 1,500 workers in the city of Detroit and about 20,000 worldwide.

Universal was founded in 1932 and provides logistics solutions throughout North America and in some South American countries. It generates revenues in excess of $1 billion annually.

Stellantis, then Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced in February 2019 it would invest in five existing plants and build the Jeep assembly plant in Detroit. In July, the company announced it would add bike lanes and update roads to support the facility, and in November, it unveiled the environmental aspects of the plant.

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