Watco Supply Chain Services acquires BCM Logistics

SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS – September 7, 2016 – Watco Supply Chain Services, L.L.C., a Watco Companies subsidiary, announces the acquisition of BCM Logistics, LLC. The Clearfield, Utah, based company provides door to door intermodal, operating as an Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC), contracting direct with the Class I Railroads and the majority of the ocean carriers for repositioning of containers in domestic service.

Lynda Patterson, vice president of growth strategies, Watco Supply Chain Services, said “We are excited to bring the BCM Logistics team members into the Watco family. This team adds a tremendous talent base that understands intermodal and most importantly understands the value of putting the Customer First.”

BCM Logistics was founded in 2001 by Mike and Chad Schilleman. Chad Schilleman, BCM Logistics owner said, “I am excited that our team will be able to aide in the growth of the Watco Supply Chain Services intermodal product while continuing to expand and offer a broader service portfolio to our most valued asset, our Customers.”

Lynda Patterson further states, “As Intermodal continues to be the fastest growing mode of transportation in the United States, Watco Supply Chain Services, a rail heritage company, is well positioned to offer our Customers mode alternatives to ensure our Customers’ Supply Chains are optimized. In addition, the cross-border intermodal niche the BCM Logistics Team brings, further differentiates Watco Supply Chain Services in this sector.”

About Watco Supply Chain Services, LLC
Watco Supply Chain Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Watco Companies, LLC providing supply chain services to complement existing Watco services, as well as expanding service offerings to drive additional value to the Customer. Primary services include highway logistics, intermodal logistics, rail logistics and international logistics – ocean and air.

About Watco Companies, LLC
Watco Companies, LLC, a Pittsburg, Kansas, based transportation company providing rail, terminal and port, supply chain, and mechanical services to Customers throughout North America and Australia. Watco Transportation Services is owned by Watco Companies, LLC and is one of the largest short line railroad holding companies in the U.S. with 36 short line railroads operating on more than 4,700 miles of track, as well as 31 industrial contract switching locations., Watco Companies operates 55 terminal locations which include 13 port operations. Watco Companies is a 50/50 joint venture partner with The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., in GBW Railcar Services, LLC. GBW repairs and refurbishes freight cars at 33 locations across North America. More information about Watco and its subsidiaries can be found at www.watcocompanies.com.

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