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Watkins & Shepard Trucking Opens New Terminal in Columbus, OH Market

Furniture Industry News Update - Furniture World Magazine
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Article Summary: The terminal will augment the current regularly scheduled transportation services of carpet and furniture manufacturers.


Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc., the nation’s largest specialized home furnishings carrier, reported that it has opened a new terminal facility located at 3430 Urban Crest Industrial Drive in Grove City, OH. The terminal will augment the current regularly scheduled transportation services from carpet and flooring manufacturers in Dalton, GA and southern CA, as well as from furniture manufacturers and distributors in NC, MS and CA. The new terminal began operations on June 4, 2012.

“Our new terminal in Grove City will provide improved service for our existing and new customers in central and southern Ohio.” said Walt Ainsworth, President and COO. “The opening of this terminal completes our Midwest infrastructure as the premium service provider in the states of MI, IN, OH, PA, KY and WV.”

Ray Kuntz, Watkins & Shepard CEO states, "Adding a terminal in this key geographic area has been a goal of the company’s for a number of years and will position us for strategic market growth for years to come.”

Watkins & Shepard Trucking, founded in 1974, is headquartered in Helena, MT and serves the lower 48 and the 4 western provinces of Canada. They employ over 1000 people at 21 terminal locations strategically located throughout the United States.
For more information about Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc. contact Patrick Smith at 406-442-9536 Ext. 238

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