Old Roadway HQ in Akron will be sold

| 1/9/2012

Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. said recently it is selling the former Roadway headquarters in Akron, OH, to the developer of a new Goodyear headquarters.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, about 100 other YRC Worldwide employees will transfer to office space at company truck terminals in nearby Copley and Richfield, with another 50 getting offers to relocate to jobs in Kansas, South Dakota and Iowa.

According to the Beacon Journal, the former Roadway has a lengthy history in Akron, going back to its founding as Roadway Services in 1930.

YRC Worldwide was formed in 2003 when Yellow Freight bought Roadway for $1.1 billion.