All the Right Moves

RXO offers global logistics and transportation solutions from its Ballantyne® headquarters

By Michael J. Solender

One of the Ballantyne campus’s largest and most technologically sophisticated employers is a company many area residents may be unfamiliar with. Its torrid growth rate and a hiring spree in which annual salaries are averaging $75,000 will likely ensure that RXO Inc. won’t remain a secret for long.

A leading transportation and logistics supplier, RXO is a service provider to 58 of Fortune Magazine’s largest 100 companies and plays a significant role in smoothing the flow of our nation’s vital supply chain.

Drew Wilkerson plus members of the RXO leadership team and board rang the bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 1.

“We help companies move goods from point A to point B across North America and beyond,” says CEO Drew Wilkerson. “RXO is an asset‑light transportation provider with 100,000-plus carriers in our network, with access to more than 1.5 million trucks. Our truck brokerage and logistics expertise allow us to efficiently move products, materials and finished goods for our customers.”

Wilkerson explains that RXO spun off into a standalone New York Stock Exchange-listed company late last year from XPO Logistics, a business formed in the Ballantyne development nearly 11 years ago. He notes that what began in a small office with a handful of folding tables and laptop computers today boasts $5 billion in annual revenue.

The company has a global workforce with 700 employees in Ballantyne offices alone and 113,000 square feet (four floors) of corporate headquarters space in the Woodward Building. Its blue-chip client roster includes Lowe’s, Dow Chemical, Costco, GM, Ford, Owens Corning and Land O’ Lakes.