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Transport Topics: Michigan Trucking Companies Struggle to Find Drivers

Jan 11, 2018

“What is happening is that younger adults are not getting into driving,” said Doug Walcott, president of Premier Freight. “It is just not what they want to do. I think that there are plenty of jobs out there where they can work 40 hours a week, be home every night and be with their family.”…

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MLive: Logistics company turns obsolete factories into needed warehouse space

Aug 21, 2017

HOLLAND, MI — A Holland-based logistics company will nearly double its warehouse capacity by taking over space in a former Steelcase factory. Premier Freight acquired the warehouse operations and the lease for 100,000 square feet in The Paul Building from American Storage and Logistics. The former home of the Steelcase filing cabinet plant sat vacant…

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Holland Sentinel: Premier Freight to lease warehouse space in Grand Rapids

Aug 16, 2017

Premier Freight has acquired the warehouse operations and the lease of 100,000-square-feet of space from American Storage and Logistics in Grand Rapids. The addition increases the Holland-based company’s warehouse capability to more than 240,000 total square feet in West Michigan. “We saw this as a major opportunity for Premier to grow and create a presence…

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Aug 15, 2017

We are happy to announce that Premier Freight has purchased the warehousing division of American Storage and Logistics Inc., effective August 14, 2017. When Premier Freight was founded more than a decade ago, we set out to be a different kind of 3PL. One that would be a trusted partner in business, make supply chains…

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Oct 21, 2016

Earlier this month, the pair took a big step in that direction, each purchasing 25-percent ownership of the business and its subsidiaries, including Premier Freight, Premier Freight Systems and Premier Asset Leasing. The shares were purchased from Mark Laning, who is retiring. Read more here.

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Oct 11, 2016

Premier Freight Management Corporation, a West-Michigan based shipping, logistics and warehousing company, today announced 50 percent of the company has been acquired by Jonathan Laning and Kyle Walcott, sons of founding partners, Doug Walcott and Mark Laning. The transaction comes following the retirement of the elder Laning, who will receive a buyout by the sons…

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Inbound Logistics: 18 Sure-Fire Ways to Save on LTL Shipments

Sep 25, 2016

Doug Walcott, CEO of Premier Freight, as well as other carriers and 3PLs reveal road-tested secrets for cutting trucking costs. While many shippers believe that the best way to save money on transportation is to negotiate lower rates with carriers, trucking companies and third-party logistics (3PL) providers acknowledge there are better and more effective ways to…

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Material Handling Network: Premier Freight Expands Warehouse Capacity

Jun 13, 2016

Premier Freight, a West-Michigan based shipping, logistics and warehousing company, announced today the acquisition of 75,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space inside the Federal Square Business Park, also known as the Hart & Cooley building, in Holland, Mich. Premier’s expansion will nearly double its warehousing capability, increasing it to more than 180,000 sq. ft. Premier…

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Rapid Growth: Holland-based Premier Freight is growing quickly, thanks to new warehouse space

Mar 17, 2016

West Michigan-based shipping, logistics and warehousing company Premier Freight announced last week the acquisition of the Hart & Cooley building in Holland, Mich., a warehouse space located inside the Federal Square Business Park. Currently, Premier Freight resides in the 105,000-square-foot former Life Savers plant in the East 48th Industrial Center. However, the acquisition will bring…

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