Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
KOOL PAK, LLC announced today that it has acquired British Columbia-based carrier Polar Express Transportation, LTD., to expand regularly scheduled delivery services into and throughout Canada. The move strengthens both KOOL PAK and Polar Express Transportation’s ability to transport, store and deliver temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the United States on a worry-free basis for all customers.
“Regardless of which side of the northern border we’re on, any product entrusted to us will be well cared for and in our control” said KOOL PAK CEO Steve Ness. “KOOL PAK has a great reputation and will provide the necessary resources to help us continue to grow and serve our customers” said Polar Express owner and General Manager Jamie Plowman.
Among the assets acquired is a warehouse and cross-dock facility located in Langley, BC, which offers temperature-controlled protection for products while in transit. The sale also includes new-model tractors and dual-temp, refrigerated trailers.
Impressed by Polar Express Transportation’s management team, cross-border expertise and commitment to customer service, safety and the welfare of its employees, the acquisition was a logical addition to the KOOL PAK family. Polar Express Transportation will continue to operate under its current name and management. KOOL PAK’s US headquarters will provide state-of-the-art transportation management systems and other resources in support of its Canadian operations.
Established in 1968, KOOL PAK, LLC (http://www.kool-pak.com) is the leading provider of worry-free, temperature-controlled LTL shipping. In addition to world-class transportation services, the company operates strategically placed terminals with refrigerated warehouse space in Oregon and Washington. KOOL PAK delivers a higher level of service by being a proven, proactive, flexible extension of its customers’ business.