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

Universal Logistics Holdings is hiring more than 400 warehouse workers for a Detroit facility that will support Stellantis Automotive’s new Mack assembly plant on Conner Street, Detroit, as shown. // file photo

Warren-based Universal Logistics Holdings, a provider of bespoke transportation and logistics solutions owned by the Moroun family, announced it has recruited more than 400 warehouse workers, A-class drivers, mechanics, clerks and supervisors to do the work complete occupation of a logistics facility in Detroit.

Located on Georgia Street on the east side of Detroit, the 1 million square foot facility is a Teamsters Local 299 facility that will support the new Stellantis Automotive Mack assembly plant on Conner Street, also on the east side of Detroit.

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

Universal also pays for qualified applicants who are completing commercial driver license training and mentoring program to ensure they have the skills to be successful in the job.

“Creating high-paying jobs in the city of Detroit is something we are committed to,” said Matthew Moroun, chairman of Universal. “Through our partnership with the City of Detroit and Detroit At Work, I feel confident that we can continue to fill our Georgia Street location with great people living in the city of Detroit and the surrounding areas.”

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

Other Moroun family businesses with offices or interests in the city of Detroit include Ambassador Bridge, Hercules Concrete, Central Transport, and Crown Enterprises. The companies employ more than 1,500 people in the city of Detroit and approximately 20,000 worldwide.

Universal was founded in 1932 and provides logistics solutions throughout North America and in some South American countries. It has annual sales of more than $ 1 billion.

Stellantis, then Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced in February 2019 that 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 revealed the facility’s environmental aspects.

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