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Supply chain provider Savage to merge with Bartlett

LBR Staff Writer Published 18 May 2018

Supply chain provider Savage has agreed to merge with grain and milling firm Bartlett to create a new entity, Savage Enterprises.

Both firms are having over 180 years of experience in offering transportation, logistics and materials management services for customers across multiple industries.

Through aggregating strategic capabilities and assets, the new firm will provide a range of supply chain and industrial services for the customers.

The merger is expected to be completed in August of this year. Once the deal concludes, team members from both firms will continue to provide services from their current locations.

Based in Salt Lake City of Utah, Savage provides rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling, and other industrial and environmental services to its customers.

Founded in 1946, the company employs over 4,000 people in more than 250 operating locations across the US, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

Savage serves customers in various industries, including oil refineries, power generation, railroads, food and agriculture, oil and gas, mining, chemicals and petrochemicals, ports and terminals, and construction.

Savage president and CEO Kirk Aubry said: “By combining the operational and market expertise of both companies with our shared values of integrity, safety and reliability, we’ll grow stronger together and thrive for generations.”

Based in Kansas City of Missouri, Bartlett is a diverse agribusiness specialized in the acquisition, storage, transportation, processing and merchandising of grain.

The company is a major exporter of grain to Mexico from the US, and has over 760 team members and 30 strategically located facilities across the US and Mexico.

The newly formed business will comprise of Bartlett’s grain and milling businesses.

Bartlett president and CEO Bill Fellows said: “Partnering with Savage makes sense logistically and strategically, and we couldn’t be more excited at this opportunity to combine our strengths for the benefit of our customers and partners.”