Kingsgate Logistics the University of Cincinnati's 1819 Innovation Hub

Kingsgate Logistics Expands into 1819 Innovation Hub

February 26, 2019

A direct line of access to UC’s talent pool is reason for 3rd location

CINCINNATI (February 26, 2019) – University of Cincinnati welcomes Kingsgate Logistics as the latest corporate partner to locate in its 1819 Innovation Hub in Cincinnati’s growing innovation district.

 “We are one of the fastest growing companies at the epicenter of delivery and commerce,” said Kingsgate owning partner Jeff Beckham. “And UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub is focused on growing tech talent at the region’s center of innovation. It aligns perfectly with our mission.”

Kingsgate is a second-generation, family-owned logistics company, founded in 1986. It provides logistics support and transportation freight services for companies throughout North America. Having more than doubled in size over the past three years, Kingsgate has seen the supply chain industry change dramatically over three decades.

“The world is in the midst of a digital revolution,” says UC’s Chief Innovation Officer David J. Adams. “Companies large and small recognize that in today’s rapid pace of change, partnering to access the right talent and resources provides the needed competitive advantage.”

Kingsgate joins Cincinnati Bell, Kroger, Cincinnati Insurance Companies, and CincyTech in the building, all announced within the past 10 months. Employees in Kingsgate’s new satellite location, to be called ‘Intelligence Base,’ will partner with UC to develop customer-facing solutions by using cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning within the realms of data analytics, systems development, and innovative sales applications.

No stranger to the UC community, Kingsgate has supported UC Athletics for years through sponsorship of its men’s basketball and football programs, and has supported FC Cincinnati through the USL team’s tenure at Nippert Stadium. Kingsgate employees have taught classes at the Lindner College of Business Center for Professional Selling, and participated in its Goering Center for Family & Private Business.

Ready to take the next step with UC, Kingsgate’s newest location at 1819 will provide the opportunity for UC students to directly engage with company employees through co-op and internships, classes and programs, and allow the company to access the talent it needs by co-locating less than a mile from campus. The company is also expanding its headquarters in West Chester, and opening a Dayton location at Austin Landing.

“Adding a fast-growing, private business to our list of partners builds on the synergy of place,” said Adams. “Kingsgate is truly a gem in the third-party logistics industry and is looking for the right talent to help lead the charge in advancing technology in the flow of goods across our highways.”

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About Kingsgate Logistics

Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC is a third-party transportation and logistics firm founded in October 1986 on three fairly basic principles; hard-work, exemplary service and the highest levels of integrity. Kingsgate provides total supply-chain solutions to a broad range of customers throughout North America. For more information about Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC, visit www.kingsgatelogistics.com or call (513) 874-7447.

About UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub

The 1819 Innovation Hub is home to innovation, connecting the resources organizations need to succeed. As the anchor to Cincinnati’s developing innovation district, it provides a place for organizations from start-up to Fortune 500 to interact with each other and with university talent to collaborate, accelerate, and solve today’s complex problems. Visit www.uc1819.com.

CONTACTS:

For UC: Anastasia Mileham, anastasia.mileham@uc.edu, (513) 604-3093

For Kingsgate: Rian Beckham, rbeckham@kingsgatelogistics.com, (513) 874-7447

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