Saltchuk Resources, a Seattle-based family of transportation and petroleum distribution companies, has acquired Carlile Transportation Systems, one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in Alaska.
Carlile’s 700 employees will join Saltchuk’s national team of 5,500 workers. Carlile
will remain a standalone company headquartered in Anchorage.
all of the Saltchuk companies, we will reinvest in Carlile’s assets,
pursue growth opportunities, and build on the very strong foundation the
McDonald family has built for the future," said Mark Tabbutt, the chairman of
Carlile Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Harry McDonald said his company had a 20-year relationship with Saltchuk.
"I really feel this is a match made in heaven. Saltchuk is family owned, as we are, and we share like values. Carlile’s management and employees are excited about the new opportunities and benefits we will be able to offer our customers,” McDonald said.
Other Saltchuk Alaskan companies include Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean), Delta Western, Northern Air Cargo, Inlet Petroleum and Cook Inlet Tug & Barge.
Founded in 1980 by brothers John and Harry McDonald, Carlile has grown from two tractors to more than 350 tractors It offers a full range of transportation and logistics services and has wholly owned terminals that serve Alaska from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Kodiak, Prudhoe Bay and Seward. Other terminals are in Seattle; Houston; Blaine, Minnesota; and Edmonton, Alberta. - Chris Dupin