Superior Logistics, a display/fixture and tradeshow and event transportation specialist, who relocated from Itasca, Ill., to Bartlett, Ill. last December, was named the 13th fastest growing company in Illinois by Inc. magazine and ranked 331 on their Top 5,000 list nationally. Inc. magazine is best known for its annual rankings of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., called the “Inc. 500” and “Inc. 5,000.”
According to Patrick McConkey, co-owner/co-managing director, “This honor was the culmination of the hard work of our employees and the exceptional partnerships we have formed with our clients over the years. It is a validation to the commitment we strive for with each and every shipment to Deliver Superior Results.”
Joe Martillaro, co-owner/co-managing director, credits much of the growth to their new corporate location and Las Vegas expansion, and says, “The new corporate location is multi-faceted… We have a full truck repair and tire center, parking for over 250 trailers, bob tail units, 40,000 square feet of warehouse space and office space to comfortably fit over 100 employees for the Superior family of companies,” adding, “We can now house and repair all of our company assets under one roof. With the advent of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) for the trucks, we are able to get drivers off the clock and to the rest period more rapidly and efficiently than our competition. We are completing a full drivers’ lounge and recuperation area on site and we have two repair overhead doors and exterior docks to handle our cross docking and scaling operations as well.”
Superior recently added a larger warehouse in Las Vegas, to support their Las Vegas and California operations. Martillaro adds, “With six local drivers in the Vegas market and 10 more hyper regional drivers servicing a 600-mile radius, we now have the infrastructure to support our clients for their Vegas and West Coast needs. Brick and mortar in one of our industry’s key markets was a critical building block to our success. We offer storage, cross docking and local operational support to this key corridor in the show and display community.”
Even in these difficult times with many shows going virtual-only, Martillaro says Superior is “hanging in there,” and adds, “We are fortunate to have a strategic vison and business plan that allows us to have natural and organic diversification. The show and live event industry has been hit hard. Anybody who focuses on this market is hurting right now and we are no different. However, we have other business segments, like retail display/fixture transportation, that use a lot of the same core competencies and skills that the live event transportation industry requires. We have a solid footprint in this market segment already and are expanding daily. The bottom line is that Superior is not going anywhere and we are here for all shipments and freight that requires high levels of visibility, communication and timeliness. If the freight is a national roll out of 950 retail fixtures going into a Home Depot or 12 rolling case of AV going to the Javits, we have the skills and talent to get it done right.”
Nationally headquartered in the Chicago market and serving the entire country for all modes of transportation, Superior Logistics is full-service in every sense of the phrase and can handle shipments of all sizes and scopes. Specifically, Superior is hyper focused on the national transportation of retail fixtures and displays, tradeshow exhibits and freight related to the live event industry as a whole. “Our goal is simple,” says Martillaro, “deliver superior results, every time.”
Superior Logistics’ passion is to get the job done right and on time, every time. Their guiding force is to deliver SUPERIOR results for their partners. Their motto is “The way we do business, our very culture is the defining characteristic you will find when working with us.” Superior Logistics is located at 31W222 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL, 60103. Phone: (888) 84-ONTIME. For more info, visit www.shipsuperior.com.