Sunset Enters Its 30s With Big Plans and Dynamic Solutions
2019 marks 30 years of business for 3PL Sunset Transportation. The future is bright as the 3PL starts its 30s with a new facility and innovative new solutions.
Many great things happened in 1989: The Berlin Wall fell, Seinfeld first aired, the World Wide Web launched, and the Nintendo Game Boy hit the markets. However, while Wayne and Garth were partying on at Saturday Night Live, our founder was busy launching a customer-centric 3PL called Sunset Transportation. Jim Williams started Sunset in November 1989 with just two employees, operating from his home in Sunset Hills, Missouri (our namesake hometown). In 1996, Bill Clinton was re-elected, the Macarena was the hottest dance around, and Sunset moved into our first brick-and-mortar location.
Fast forward to 2019. The St. Louis Blues make history with their first Stanley Cup victory and Sunset has grown to over 150 team members, six (6) branch offices and 35+ agent offices and is a two-time TOP 10 3PL provider of logistics solutions. The second generation of the company, Jim's daughter, Lindsey Graves, has taken the reins as COO and we're pushing forward into our 30s with big plans:
- We're on the move again, currently undergoing an extensive renovation of our newly purchased 45,000-square-foot soon-to-be state-of-the-art operations center and corporate headquarters in Sunset Hills, Missouri. Expect to see us in our new home in early 2020.
- We're launching a dynamic, shipper-friendly dashboard called LOGIK, changing the game of how our customers access order data, tracking, and reporting in late 2019.
- Lastly, we're proud to be opening our seventh branch office in Laredo, Texas, offering cross-border solutions including U.S. and MX Customs Brokerage capabilities yet this fall.
What does the future hold for Sunset? While we can't predict what's going to happen (even after consulting our magic 8-balls), Sunset's outlook is bright. We hope you join us for the journey.n
Sunset Transportation is driven by the right-size fit for each customer, using all levels of global and domestic supply chain resources and services. Our culture allows customers to feel like family, while offering advanced TMS solutions, reporting, and shipment reliability.