BX Solutions, the Toledo-based company borne out of BAX Global in 2011, appears to be recovering from a tough start to the year. In April, the transport, sorting and distribution company, based at the old BAX Toledo sorting facility, announced 95 redundancies out of some 250 full and part-time staff.
The lay-offs were a direct result of an unnamed “big client” making major cutbacks to its three-year contract with BX.
President and chief executive Christopher Marshall told local media that he was blindsided by the decision, which came at a bad time for the fledgling company. “It’s just a downsizing of operations,” he said. “But it’s a downsizing significant enough where it will impact our employees and [that’s] why we disclosed it. But we still have quite a bit going on with other customers that we had and a trucking network that is coming through. And [we’re] trying to figure out how to move from today to some opportunities we think are near at hand.”
He pledged that those employees laid off would be the first to be re-employed if and when the company was ready to recruit again, and said at the time he was considering legal action against the customer which had altered the terms of the contract.
Since then, however, BX has added nine destinations to its operations, linking the west coast with its other markets. The company now offers a line haul service connecting 65 major markets.
BX Solutions started after DB Schenker, which acquired BAX Global in 2005, closed its overnight network. It started with many former Schenker clients and has plans to expand into the air freight business.