For Immediate Release: Sunset Transportation Acquires Snowland Freight Services
Sunset Adds Two Branches in Minnesota and Wisconsin to National Footprint
ST. LOUIS – Sunset Transportation, a leading, privately-owned third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is proud to announce the acquisition of longtime friend and fellow 3PL, Snowland Freight Services, to the Sunset family.
The new branches, which will operate under the Sunset Transportation name effective February 1, 2018, will provide expanded coverage and support to our national freight network in the upper Midwest from their offices in Green Bay, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minnesota. Both offices are led by managing director Joe Leuman, operations managers Mike Morris (St. Paul) and Rick Kerr (Green Bay) and employ a total of 10 transportation experts.
FAMILIAR EXPERTISE, SUPERIOR NATIONAL SERVICE
An efficient implementation during December 2017-January 2018 paved the way for a smooth introduction on February 1, 2018, when both offices were officially integrated into the Sunset network. The addition of Green Bay and St. Paul is a glowing example of an ideal partnership; two like-minded companies coming together to strategically grow a national logistics solutions provider who shippers want to work with.
“The difference in Sunset’s philosophy from its competition is palpable”, says Joe Leuman, Managing Director and lifelong transportation industry veteran. “Having been a friend of Sunset Transportation for many years, I’ve known our business models are a natural complement to one another in many ways. Our teams at both St. Paul and Green Bay offices are excited to join forces with a distinguished 3PL who shares our founding values; building long-term relationships, reliable service, and personalized attention. Sunset has been a guiding resource during this transition not only to our employees, but to our customers and carriers …no doubt a shining indicator of our shared beliefs and future success. It’s a pleasure working with a company who cares so deeply.”
Sunset Transportation announces the opening of its fifth and sixth branch offices as part of a continued strategy of growth in key logistics markets, providing even greater supply chain solutions and strategies for current and future customers. In 2018, Sunset is focusing on improving the customer experience through business intelligence reporting and identifying sustainable opportunities for freight optimization for all domestic and international modes.
“Our teams focus on high-service and cost-effective transportation solutions. Now backed by Sunset’s technology and business intelligence, you can expect continued transparent communication and 24-hour service from the (former) Snowland team you’re familiar with. We’re extremely pleased to have 10 new team members blend in so seamlessly, without compromising our relationship-based principles. It’s shaping up to be another exciting year at Sunset!” – Lindsey Graves, COO, Sunset Transportation
Sunset’s St. Paul branch office is located at 1270 Northland Drive, #140, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 and can be reached at 800-366-4139.
The Green Bay office is located at 2150 Memorial Drive, #215, Green Bay, WI 54303 and can be reached at 920-497-1400.
ABOUT SUNSET TRANSPORTATION – www.sunsettrans.com
Whether it’s transportation brokerage, logistics management, TMS and shipper technologies, or freight payment services, Sunset offers solutions to best fit your business. Our commitment to quality and delivering on our five promises are the foundation of our success: savings, visibility, continuous improvement, data-driven decisions, and relationships, not transactions. Sunset Transportation’s corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, with six branches and 25 agent offices across the United States.