ROCKY MOUNT – FFE Transportation Serivces, also known as Fast Frozen Express, is going to create 96 jobs and build a new service center in Rocky Mount.

The company will receive as much as $760,000 in tax rebates if new job targets are achieved under terms of a Jod Development Investment Grant.

“We are very excited to strategically expand our network into the Mid-Atlantic region.  This expansion will provide better service to our customers,” said Nick Cook, Vice President of Operations for FFE Transportation Services, in the announcement.

“This project expands FFE’s footprint to reach a new group of talent that can grow with the organization.  The Rocky Mount service center will be a beautiful place that our drivers will feel good about calling home.  The location was a huge factor, but the assistance from the state of North Carolina made this an easy decision for us.”

FFE will invest $4.7 million in the new center. It currrently operates 13 other centers.

Average wages are expected to exceed $521,000.  Average annual wages in Nash County are $39,515, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

The company provides temperature-controlled less-than-truckloald, or LTT, services.

“In an industry where temperatures are most important we are proud to lead the way in technology that monitors and reports temperatures at every point along the cold chain,” the company says.

The news of more transportation services operating out of Rocky Mount follows the breaking ground for a new CSX railroad facility in April.