Sunset Transportation Purchases 45,000 Square Feet Building in St. Louis
Sunset Transportation has purchased a three-story building in Sunset Hills, Missouri, growing from 14,000 square feet in two locations to 45,000 square feet of usable space for its St. Louis headquarters. The building is currently being completely renovated and re-designed for the growing 3PL, with expected move-in during early 2020.
ST. LOUIS – Sunset Transportation, a Top 10 Third Party Logistics Provider celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, has purchased a new building at 10877 Watson Rd., Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127. The growing 3PL is moving from 14,000 square feet in two separate locations to bring St. Louis branch and corporate teams into one 45,000 square feet office space in South County.
Both interior and exterior are currently undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation utilizing several St. Louis area partners:
- General contracting: Kadean Construction
- Design firm: Domash DesignSource
- Acquisition and construction financing: Enterprise Bank & Trust
- Real estate and property acquisition: Colliers International | St. Louis
Design of the new space is focused on creating a modern atmosphere that befits working for a Top 10 3PL – comfortable and familiar; efficient and tech-savvy; family-oriented and scalable for Sunset’s hiring and strategic growth plans. Sunset expects to move into the new location in early 2020. Initially the company will occupy two of the three floors. The company currently employs 90 staff in St. Louis, with 65+ hires planned through 2021.
“We are committed to customizing this new space to fit our strategic growth and I’m thrilled with the success Sunset has experienced to get us to this point. To celebrate our 30th year in business with a new home for our organization is incredibly gratifying and exciting.”, says Jim Williams, Sunset’s founder and CEO.
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ABOUT SUNSET TRANSPORTATION – www.sunsettrans.com
Sunset Transportation isn’t just another 3PL. We are driven by the right-size fit for each business, using all levels of global and domestic supply chain resources and services. Our culture allows customers to feel like family, while offering advanced TMS solutions, reporting, and shipment reliability. Our approach is simple: through analysis of historical shipping data, we identify opportunities for optimization, service improvement, and technology enhancements. All this is done with five promises we make to every customer, every day: savings, visibility, data-driven decisions, continuous improvement, and relationships.
- Founded 1989, 30th anniversary in 2019 (see full history)
- Corporate HQ: St. Louis, Missouri
- Five branches – Grand Haven, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; Wilson, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Green Bay, Wisconsin
- 30 agent offices across the United States
- 150 employees and agents
- $159 million revenue, 2018
- Named “Top 10 3PL Provider” by Inbound Logistics, 2018