Sunset Named #22 on Fastest-Growing Companies in Missouri List

Sunset Joins Exclusive Inc. 500|5000 List for the Second Year in a Row

ST. LOUIS, MO—Sunset Transportation, Inc. a third-party logistics company (3PL), was named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. As a second-time honoree, Sunset was ranked No. 22 in Missouri, and No. 2196 overall in the United States. The Inc. list spotlights entrepreneurial success and has included companies such as Facebook, Zappos, Under Armour, Timberland, ClifBar, Chobani yogurt, and Levi Strauss.

For Sunset, being honored in both 2012 and 2013, shows that their continued plan of rapid growth and customer development has been extremely successful. Sunset has no plans to slow down this strategic growth, with intentions to continually progress and improve through all aspects of their business model.

  • The median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies in the Transportation and Logistics segment is 114 percent. Sunset Transportation’s three-year growth exceeds the median at 168 percent.
  • Sunset Transportation has an employee growth rate of 17% this year alone. In an economy where national unemployment rates still hover around 7%, this is a truly impressive feat.

Sunset Transportation credits its rapid growth to its Logistics Profit Partnership™ approach, technology investments, and the expertise of its staff, both in-house, through its branch offices (located in Grand Haven, MI and Chicago, IL), and on its agent team. The company takes a big picture approach with customers: examining patterns, aligning carriers, and using its powerful custom technology applications to help customers make smarter, more profitable supply chain and logistics decisions.

“Sunset has worked very hard to achieve our aggressive goals,” said Lindsey Graves, Vice President of Operations at Sunset Transportation, “But we won’t stop now. We continually strive to provide the best service possible to our customers, while offering them the most advanced technology solutions. At Sunset we want our customers to be able to make smarter, more profitable supply chain and logistics decisions, and be confident they are partnered with the best in the industry.”

The company, headquartered in St. Louis, is expanding its business operations as it continues to fuel its growth in logistics, freight and parcel auditing, freight payment and technology. With plans of continued office development benefitting both customer and carrier partners alike, Sunset is on the move, and continuing its path of excellence!

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