Transportation and Distribution
Warehouse capacity and product distribution are key to any supply chain. Sitting at the intersection of two major highways, between major Missouri cities, Vernon County checks all the boxes for logistic experts.
Vernon County is currently home to several successful companies in this industry:
- Ag Provision LLC.
- Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
- Claypool Grain Inc.
- Johnson & Baker Trucking
- Jones Twine & Net Wrap Inc.
- Midwest Fertilizer
- XPO Logistics
Vernon County has a high concentration (location quotient) of the following transportation and distribution subsectors. Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular sector is in a region as compared to the nation. For example, the general freight trucking, long-distance, truckload subsector in Vernon County LQ is 1.52, which means that this industry is 1.52x more concentrated in the county than the typical region.
Vernon County LQ
Kaysinger Basin Region LQ
General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload (NAICS 484121)
General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload (NAICS 484122)
Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local (NAICS 484220)
Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance (NAICS 484230)
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493130)
Source: Emsi, 2020
Companies in this industry will also find competitive wages:
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Stockers and Order Fillers
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
Light Truck Drivers
Packers and Packagers, Hand
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Source: Emsi, 2020, Median Hourly Earnings