Griffith-based Bulkmatic continues in expansion mode as the dry bulk transporter just purchased a trucking firm in Paris, Illinois.
Terms of the deal for Paris Transport Inc. were not disclosed. This is the third acquisition in as many months for the Lake county company.
Last Friday, Bulkmatic announced it had purchased a bulk transloading railyard in Kansas City, Missouri.
In January, the company entered into a joint venture with Seattle-based logistics firm Bulk FR8 LLC.
The Illinois purchase includes a terminal and warehouse which the company says will create additional capacity and improved service for Bulkmatic customers in the central Illinois and Indianapolis markets.
“The two organizations have a similar customer focus and our networks match-up very well. We believe this combination will improve service to PTI’s long-standing customers by tapping into Bulkmatic’s regional capacity,” said Doug Smittkamp, Vice President of Paris Transport Inc.
Bulkmatic says the current management team at the Paris locations will continue to run the operations.