Burris Logistics of Milford acquires Trinity Logistics of Seaford

MILFORD — Friendship and family values are joining forces in Delaware so two companies can become stronger — together.

Burris Logistics was a $3 billion refrigerated warehousing and food distribution business with its corporate office in Milford, according President and CEO Donnie Burris, with 1,700 team members and 16 locations throughout the country along with multiple transportation and supply chain industry business units.

That changed in April once the company acquired Trinity Logistics from Seaford, a third party logistics provider. According to Burris Logistics, Trinity Logistics “specializes in freight arrangement and supply chain solutions with annual revenues of $550 million.”

“We are pleased to welcome the team members, agents, customers and carriers of Trinity Logistics to the Burris family,” Mr. Burris said in the press release announcing the news.

With all that Burris had going for the growing company, he added, “… Burris Logistics was poised to be the partner that would create more opportunities for the well-established Trinity Logistics. The strong Trinity brand will remain in place, and their successful team will continue to focus on providing high-quality logistics, with the additional resources of our transportation assets and supply chain solutions.”

For Burris Logistics, which started in 1925, the merger will add Trinity’s five regional service locations, 275 team members, 100 agent offices countrywide and a network of more than 40,000 carriers with more than 350,000 shipments per year. Trinity will take over Burris Freight Management, operating under the Trinity name, as they become a division from inside Burris Logistics while providing the creative logistics solutions they have come to understand and craft over their 40 years in operation.

“Both providers have dedicated technology teams which will allow us to grow technology platforms to attract new customers, carriers and agents,” current-President of Burris Freight, Nick Falk said.

As the transition takes place, Mr. Falk will continue his work with freight management as Trinity Logistics’ current President Billy Banning will work with the independent freight agent division of Trinity.

“It is our intent that the Burris Freight Management brand will be replaced with Trinity Logistics as the transportation business unit of Burris. When you consider the resulting combination of experienced teams, technology, networks and the ability to offer end-to-end supply chain solutions, without a doubt Trinity Logistics and Burris Logistics will be stronger together,” Mr. Falk said.

“The path to today’s announcement began with a conversation between two CEOs and good friends,” President/CEO of Trinity Logistics Jeff Banning said. “We talked about mutual goals, strengths, challenges, and our desire to be good stewards of family-focused, family-run companies. As we discussed our future and common visions, it became clear that we could become a stronger, more competitive organization by joining forces.”

Mr. Burris offered assurance that Trinity’s brand will stay in tact while benefiting from the merger.

“The strong Trinity brand will remain in place, and their team will continue to focus on providing high-quality logistics, with the additional resources of our transportation assets and supply chain solutions,” Mr. Burris said.

Reach staff writer Jennifer Antonik at jantonik@newszap.com

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