Transport America supports MS Society bike ride

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Transport America showed its continued support for the Multiple Sclerosis Society on June 8-10, assisting with the 2007 Larkin Hoffman MS150 Bike Tour in Minnesota, starting in Duluth, with bikers finishing in Blaine. This year’s event raised more than $2.2 million, which will go to fund research and services for people living with multiple sclerosis in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

This is Transport America’s 14th consecutive year of involvement with this event. Each year the company has donated time, energy and trucks to haul bikes for the tour. This year, Transport America moved 18 loads of bikes and supplies from Blaine to the starting line in Proctor.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support a worthy cause like the MS Society,” says Pat Crilly, support center manager for Eagan, Minn.-based Transport America. “The whole company looks forward to this event each year.”

Employees that contributed to the event included company drivers Don Wilson, Gary Glass, Steve Stearns, Craig Hahn, Wayne Etienne, Pat Burns, Steve Job, Steve Mills, Donna Strovers, Wayne Carlson, Robbie Gates, Gail Daugherty and Tim Russell; owner-operators Tom Barstow, Tom Barstow Jr., Steve Boot, Janet Boot and Chris Finkley; fill-in drivers Bart Giangiacomo, Valerie Pogue and Crilly; and Eagan operations support staff Marv Stoltz, Jason Reeves, Lisa Giangiacomo, Audrey Carlson and Mikki Chadwick.