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West Coast Logistics Startup Will Open Fulton Market Office

Encinitas, CA-based logistics startup Flock Freight will open a Chicago office in the Fulton Market District this fall. The company has hired industry veteran Chris Pickett, formerly of Coyote Logistics, as chief strategy officer, based in the Chicago office at 318 N. Carpenter St. 

The 15,000-square-foot space will accommodate approximately 125 employees in the near term. The company said the new office intentionally positions its team in Fulton Market’s tech sphere rather than a traditional trucking hub to align with the way the company brands itself in the market.

“Attracting the likes of Chris, who could truly attain any position in the freight industry, demonstrates the trajectory of this business,” said Oren Zaslansky, CEO and founder of Flock Freight. “His experience watching the genesis of technology in freight coupled with his enthusiasm for our model will sharpen our focus on growth in the years to come.”


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