Eagle Transport acquires Wendell Transport
Jun 8, 2004 8:17 AM
Eagle Transport Corporation, Rocky Mountain NC, is acquiring Wendell Transport’s gasoline and petroleum hauling business, according to Eagle information.
“We’re excited about adding the Wendell drivers and staff to our company,” said Don Stallings, Eagle owner. “Adding the quality personnel and operations of Wendell to our system improves Eagle’s opportunities in the market place and affords us the chance to expand into contiguous areas.”
Wendell operations in Chesapeake/Norfolk and Richmond VA; Greensboro, Selma, and Charlotte NC; and Spartanburg SC will be merged into Eagle’s existing terminal network. In addition, Eagle will be expanding its market area to include Wendell’s Roanoke VA, Catlettsburg KY, and Beckley WV, operations.
“The quality of Wendell’s personnel and their strength in the market was very appealing to Eagle," said Bill George, Eagle president. "Combined, Eagle’s presence in the high quality service sector of the industry is enhanced.”
With the acquisition, Eagle grows to a system of 20 terminals serving the petroleum distribution industry in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The fleet will consist of approximately 380 power units and employ about 680 drivers. Nearly 450,000 loads of petroleum products will be hauled annually.
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