Trimac Transportation is proud to announce the acquisition of American Industrial Partners (AIP) Logistics. The Central Ohio-based company is a specialist in providing bulk terminal services, transportation, and warehousing for the plastics, liquid chemical, food grade storage and metal production industries.
The acquisition was finalized on April 27. AIP operates with a fleet of 13 tractors and 119 trailers, in addition to other yard vehicular equipment. The 52-acre property, located in in Wapakoneta, Ohio (18 miles south of Lima, Ohio), is home to cold, dry and food grade warehousing, bulk transloading and storage with access to CSX Transportation rail line, and dry van, reefer, dry bulk, and bulk liquid transportation. The location has indoor rail access and 70 railcar spots for rail transloading and storage.
The property is strategically positioned on the busy I75 corridor, halfway between Cincinnati, OH and the North American most commercially used US/Canada land crossing of Detroit – Windsor, with proximity to several industrial customers, which is key in enabling truckline and bulk transload growth for Trimac. The opportunity aligns with Trimac’ s strategy to expand trucking and adjacent services in the US.
“We are excited about this next step in our US growth,” said Matt Faure, President & CEO at Trimac. “We look forward to connecting our most recent acquisition of AIP Logistics with superior service with safety. The integration with a leading logistics company such as AIP will place Trimac in an excellent position for its continued growth and contribution to business partners and communities in this region.”
The site is also located on the I75 corridor, which is within proximity to many major Fortune 500 shippers, including many of current Trimac customers. AIP provides a strong base to build a trucking branch with high density.
Founded in 1982 by Charles Kantner, AIP was originally known as Riverside Storage, offering basic warehousing for dry food ingredients. Today, AIP employs a staff to service over 450,000 square feet of storage space, transportation fleet, and a rail terminal that serves customers worldwide.
Kantner will stay on for a transitional period immediately to provide expertise. Currently, the business is made up of approximately 38% trucking, 42% warehousing, and 20% transloading/other.
The acquisition is a continued step in Trimac’s five-year strategy to further position ourselves as a leader in bulk transportation, wash, and maintenance. Please join us in welcoming AIP Logistics to the Trimac family of companies!
Trimac Transportation began 77 years ago as a small family trucking company based in Saskatchewan and is now one of the largest transportation service companies in North America. With over 140 branches and a wide range of experience and services—we are uniquely qualified to provide high-quality bulk shipping solutions. Trimac was built on the foundation of service with safety, and we are proud to provide an essential service and ensure our supply chain remains intact.