Olympia trucking company Belmont Enterprises is now part of Smokey Point Distributing, according to a statement released by the Arlington, Wash., company this week.
Dan Wirkkala, president and CEO of Smokey Point, praised Belmont, which specializes in hauling sheets of clear and coated glass, as an acquisition that will strengthen SPD’s existing operations. SPD — which is owned by Daseke, the largest flatbed transport company in North America — specializes in moving high value parts and machinery, with a focus in aerospace.
“There is a lot of synergy between our two companies in philosophy, customer service and ethics,” Wirkkala said. “Belmont Enterprises began operation in the 1970s by Jack and Mary Jo Belmont with just one truck. As CEO, Jack Belmont has since done a wonderful job developing a premier West Coast glass-hauling business. I’ve known Jack for 20-plus years, and have always been impressed with his business. We will add technological resources, such as our transportation management system and the consolidated purchasing power of Daseke to compliment his current operations. This will make us all even stronger and more efficient.”
“I wouldn’t merge with just anyone,” added Belmont. “I knew SPD was the right choice. I trust Dan. I care very deeply about the future of our people. I know his team understands how to work in a niche market by providing outstanding customer service. Belmont Enterprises has the full backing of SPD and Daseke. The future is bright.”