Buchheit Trucking and Logistics adds Morehouse warehouse facility

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In a day when trucking companies throughout the country are struggling financially, one local trucking operation is bucking that trend.

Scott City-based Buchheit Trucking has expanded its warehousing and logistics operation with the recent purchase of the former Rowe Manufacturing property in Morehouse, Mo. The former property consists of industrial buildings totaling nearly 160,000 square feet located on 39 acres in the community, according to Lorimont Ltd. broker Tom Kelsey, who handled the deal.

Buchheit President Ron Gjerstad said the company had an immediate need for additional industrial storage space in addition to its other 260,000 square foot warehouse in Scott City. The logistics services offered at the new warehouse will service its customers from Southeast Missouri and the 48-state region Buchheit serves. Services include handling and storage, inventory control, shipping and labeling.

While no sale price was disclosed in the Morehouse sale, the Lorimont website showed an asking price of $599,900.

Started in 1934, Buchheit Trucking operates 80 company and independently-owned trucks.

Look for more on this story later in the day at semissourian.com and in Wednesday's edition of the Southeast Missourian.

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