Originally opened for business in March of 1996, the New Orleans service center, located at 1525 Sams Avenue, features 76 dock doors and employs 75 associates. The facility is also celebrating Account Managers Kenny Barrett and Richard Furtado, two original associates who have been with the New Orleans service center since its opening in 1996 and are celebrating 20 years with the company.
“The New Orleans service center has thrived for two decades in this region, experiencing growth as a direct result of our dedication to putting customers first,” said Scott Chamberlin, service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “Through our professional drivers, state of the art equipment and quality without question service model, we look forward to many more years of continued growth and success.”
Located at 1040 Edgefield Road, the Augusta service center originally opened for business in March of 1976 and currently features 50 dock doors and employs 57 associates. Two original team members are also celebrating anniversaries in Augusta this month. Steve Weeks, pick-up and delivery supervisor, and Angela Hollar, customer service representative, have both been with the Augusta service center since its opening in 1976 and are celebrating 40 years with the company.
“Four decades ago, the Augusta service center opened its doors and brought a new culture of trucking to the region,” said Keith McDonald, service center manager, Southeastern Freight Lines. “Since opening, the Augusta service center has experienced tremendous growth, increasing from its original eight employees and 16 dock doors, which is a testament to the commitment of our team to provide quality without question service to our customers.”
The Augusta service center was the 8th service center opened by Southeastern since its founding in 1950 and New Orleans was the 46th. Currently, the company operates 88 service centers spanning 14 states, Canada and Puerto Rico and has undergone numerous upgrades in trucks and trucking technologies.