Deal combines supply chain strengths in agriculture, energy and chemical, and environmental sectors
Together, Savage and Bartlett are a leading global provider of supply chain and industrial services spanning agriculture, energy and chemical, and environmental sectors, enabling customers and partners to feed the world, power lives and sustain the planet.
“We’re excited to unite two exceptionally strong businesses with over 180 years of combined experience,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage Enterprises president and CEO. “We share a commitment to delivering for our customers, partners and team members around the world and we look forward to what we can achieve together.”
“While our longstanding customer relationships, innovation and hard work have yielded outstanding results for both companies, we’re better together and look forward to growing and succeeding for generations to come,” said Bill Fellows, Bartlett president and CEO. “We’ll continue to serve customers as both Bartlett and Savage, and team members will work from their current locations. Our focus remains on delivering excellent service, safely and responsibly.”
The merger aligns two of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in North American agricultural and energy supply chain markets, each with decades of experience providing transportation, logistics and materials management services. The combined businesses have nearly 4,800 team members with about 280 locations across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
Established in 1946, Savage is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has experience working on six continents. Its expertise includes rail, truck and marine transportation; logistics; materials handling and other industrial and environmental services for industries including oil refinery, power generation, railroad, food and agriculture, oil and gas, mining, chemicals and petrochemicals, ports and terminals, and construction.
Founded in 1907, Bartlett, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a diverse agribusiness focused on the acquisition, storage, transportation, processing and merchandising of grain, and is a leading U.S. exporter of grain to Mexico. Bartlett Chairman James Hebenstreit will join the board of managers of Savage Enterprises and become its vice chairman. Fellows continues to lead Bartlett as president and CEO and will also join the board.