Groendyke Transport

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Groendyke Transport is a tank truck carrier in the United States with headquarters in Enid, Oklahoma. The company was founded on July 12, 1932 by H.C. Groendyke as the sole proprietor and incorporated in 1949. The company currently has 32 terminals in 12 states hauling more than 480,000 loads annually of chemicals, acids, fuels, lubricants, flour, and vegetable oils throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico,[1] as an ISO 9001 registered carrier.

History[edit]

Before the company's founding, refined fuels were transported by railcar. A young Harold Groendyke saw an opportunity, and took it creating a tank truck industry. In 1935, H.C. Groendyke moved the company headquarters to Enid, Ok (where it remains today) to be closer to Eason oil and Champlin refineries. The company was incorporated in 1949. Groendyke Transport continued to expand and in 1965 the company became international. It made its first delivery into Mexico. The company continued to expand throughout the 1970s and 1980s and made its first trip to Canada in 1988. The company is also known as a "military friendly" employer for veterans[citation needed]. The current CEO of Groendyke Transport is H.C. Groendyke's son John D. Groendyke The President and COO is Greg Hodgen.[2]

Terminals[edit]

The company has terminal locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania.[3] and moves product shipped in from many parts of the world.

Company size[edit]

As of 2010 the company has an annual revenue of $200 million and employs a staff of approximately 1,325.[4] The company web site list that Groendyke is the 6th largest tank truck carrier in the U.S.[5]

Safety[edit]

Groendyke is a six time recipient of the Heil safety award trophy that the company asserts is proof of the dedication to safety. The award is presented by The National Tank Truck Carrier[6] with Heil Trailers International as a co-sponsor.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] -Products shipped. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  2. ^ [2] -Company profile. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  3. ^ [3] -Company terminals. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  4. ^ [4] -Income and emloyees
  5. ^ [5] -Company size
  6. ^ Heil Trailers International
  7. ^ Heil trailers