A&M offers a range of logistics and transportation services to its valued clients, ensuring long-term success of the company and communities it serves.
Sister company Ozark Transmodal Inc. added 60,000 square feet to its Fort Smith warehouse, primarily for Graphic Packaging Inc. storage. Additionally, two new rail doors with hydraulic dock levelers were installed to help unload railcars better and faster.
Now encompassing more than 100,000 square feet, the expansion offers a larger transloading facility to accommodate customers moving bulk freight along the 140-mile system. Material now is readily accessible for delivery to Graphic Packaging at Chaffee Crossing Industrial Park.
In his role since January 2013, Bob Thorn, Operations Manager for Allied Enterprises, which consists of Ozark Transmodal and reload operations with A&M, oversaw the construction and sees many benefits.
“We can now store all material in one location instead of leasing an outside facility across town,” he said. “It’s fully operational and convenient.”
Five full-time employees, including Thorn, work safely and were reportable injury free in 2013.
OTI provides services for inbound and outbound commodities to customers lacking direct access to rail or storage. It is positioned for bringing in business, especially with the uptick for warehouse needs along Arkansas River.