International Express moves corporate office to Lowell

77,000-foot facility here one of three for the growing company

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

International Express President and CEO Howard Shope cuts ribbon with Lowell Mayor Sandy Railey, Michelle Reese, Ashley Hodge and Vice President James Childress.

International Express brings 24 jobs to Gaston County

International Express has bought a 77,000-square-foot building in Lowell and relocated its corporate offices and 24 jobs to Gaston County from the airport area of Charlotte. A grand opening and Montcross Area Chamber ribbon-cutting were celebrated with a lunch for clients, staff, vendors and friends on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the large warehouse facility at 141 Robins Street in Lowell.

International Express retains its Charlotte facility and also owns a building in Atlanta. President and CEO Howard Shope led tours of the Lowell building, including recently renovated offices, and talked with guests about the wide variety of cargo, warehousing and other services provided by the company.

In the photo, Howard Shope is cutting the ribbon with Michelle Reese, Ashley Hodge and Vice President James Childress and Nancy Childress. With them are Lowell Mayor Sandy Railey and Lowell City Council members Candy Funderburk and the Rev. Thomas Gillespie. Other International Express staff members visible in the photo are Deborah Ray, Ricky Pope, Robin Blalock, Morgan Tyler, Derick Pope, C.J. Shope, Rodney Adams, Dennis Creed, Jackson Childress, Zachary Childress, Kellie Hart, and Phil Morton and Tim Key of Carolina Premier Bank. Holding the ribbon are Chamber Board members Robert Larrison of Carolinas HealthCare System and Jennifer Church of the Chronicle Mill and Church Realty.

For more information on International Express, call 704.424.5454, or visit

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 CEO Howard Shope and Lowell Mayor Sandy Railey.


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