Wal-Mart selects C.R. England

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C.R. England announced Tuesday, Jan. 2, that it has been selected to be the primary carrier for Wal-Mart Stores at its new distribution center in Cheyenne, Wyo. Scheduled to open in April 2007, Wal-Mart’s refrigerated distribution center will serve stores in Wyoming and Colorado. About 10 England employees will be on site and will work with nearly 80 England drivers.

“We are thrilled with this opportunity,” says M.W. Schroter, vice president of sales and marketing for Salt Lake City-based C.R. England. “England is committed to growing our dedicated business unit and expanding the company’s leadership role in the industry. Our partnership with Wal-Mart moves us closer to our business goals.”

With annual revenues in excess of $140 million, England Dedicated grew more than 20 percent in 2006, according to the company. The service dimension provides dedicated contract carriage services for several customers, including ConAgra Foods, Sorrento-Lactalis, Daylight Transport, Nestle and Pilgrim’s Pride.

“We have been partnered with C.R. England for several years,” says Sherry Harriman, regional transportation manager for Wal-Mart. “They have provided a good breadth of services along with outstanding performance. We feel awarding C.R. England as our dedicated provider in Cheyenne is a good step in furthering our business partnership.”