Des Moines, IA— Britton Transport has acquired the assets of Ace Logistics, a transportation logistics provider specializing in refrigerated freight, and C&C Realty, a warehousing facility offering dry, cool, and frozen warehousing and cross docking. The transaction includes the acquisition of office and warehousing facilities, as well as a shop, wash bay, and a secure yard in Des Moines, IA. Team members from Ace Logistics and C&C Realty will be transitioning to Britton Transport, including 23 drivers and 15 office, shop, and warehousing staff.
Britton, with operations based in Grand Forks, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls, continues to expand its office footprint and service offerings to its customers. With the purchase of Ace and C&C assets, Britton is now able to offer clients comprehensive warehousing solutions, in addition to the currently provided full-service transportation and logistics operations.
“While it is the end of operations for the companies my father and I started nearly 30 years ago,” said Ace’s founder, Charlie Colosimo Jr., “I am excited for our staff, drivers, and customers to join Britton Transport. They provide expanded back office, staffing, and customer support as well as offering additional services and reach across North America to our clients. For our staff and drivers, this also gives them immense opportunities joining the Britton family.” Mr. Colosimo will be joining Britton in the capacity of Warehouse Management.
“Britton began operations organically two and a half years ago in Des Moines, and over that time we have seen extensive growth in the Iowa market,” said Jim Stockeland, President of Britton Transport. “Britton is a family company, so when looking for opportunities to accelerate growth through acquisition, we target companies who share the same corporate DNA: family run and long standing in their community with a great reputation. Ace and C&C fit this profile well.”
“Through this transaction we acquired larger office space more strategically located than our current Des Moines facility. Our goal is to continue to invest in the Iowa market and these offices will allow for tremendous additional growth in staff,” Jim continued. “I am very excited to now offer full warehousing services to our customers; this is the perfect addition to our transportation and logistics operations. For our drivers, the shop, wash bay, driver lounge facilities, and secure yard will make it more convenient for them to come through the Des Moines area as well as provide additional safety
About Britton Transport
Founded in 1980, Britton Transport, a Bison Transport company, is part of North America’s largest cross border transport and logistics operators. Britton’s mission is to put SAFETY above all, provide SOLUTIONS for our internal and external customers in addition to bringing SUCCESS to the business and the individuals that are a part of our business. We seek to build mutually robust relationships with both existing and new customers. For more information, visit www.brittontransport.com.
Mike Bash, Vice President