Matlack, Inc. - History

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Pipeline on Wheels

The "Pipeline on Wheels" rolled across the country for over 100 years, thanks to drivers, terminal staff and management's dedication.

Our mission was to "Provide the best possible customer-centered quality service at the lowest possible cost."

Bulk Transportation Expert to the Chemical Industry
Matlack was a bulk transportation company serving the chemical industry with more than 60 facilities in North America. We also had 20 rail transfer sites and 25 cleaning locations ready to serve you.

Our company was custom built for the chemical industry. Chemicals represented 99% of our business. Whether moving by truck, rail, or ship, we had the facilities and equipment specifically designed for chemicals, and employees with broad chemical and logistics expertise.

All of our facilities and logistics services were ISO 9002 certified. Matlack was a Responsible Care Partner Company and we were committed to the industry's initiative for responsible management of chemicals. Our record of safety and environmental compliance allowed Matlack to carry $125 million of liability insurance.

No other company served the chemical industry as well. Matlack, Inc. was the transportation expert for handling your shipments wherever you needed us.

Matlack, Inc. – One of the world’s largest bulk trucking companies providing liquid and dry bulk transportation primarily to the chemical industry. In North America, it was equipped with more than 1,000 tractors and 1,600 trailers.

Bulk Trucking Network

Note: This list was accurate as of early 2001, several months before the company's demise.
Northeast South Midwest West
New Castle, DE Birmingham, AL Muscatine, IA Parker, AZ
Elizabethport, NJ *Mobile, AL *Chicago, IL Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Niagara Falls, NY Jacksonville, FL *Westville, IN *San Pablo, CA
*Bensalem, PA *Atlanta, GA Whiting, IN *Pocatello, ID
*Pittsburgh, PA Brunswick, GA *Louisville, KY Missoula, MT
Richmond, VA Savannah, GA *Owensboro, KY *Portland, OR
New Martinsville, WV *Baton Rouge, LA *Kansas City, MO *Salt Lake City, UT
Gonzales, LA St. Louis, MO Longview, WA
*Kenner, LA Cincinnati, OH *Kent, WA
*Lake Charles, LA *Columbus, OH
Charlotte, NC Delaware, OH Canada
*Charleston, SC E. Liverpool, OH Leduc, AB
Spartanburg, SC Kinsman, OH Vancouver, BC
*Memphis, TN *Madison, OH Sarnia, ON
Nashville, TN Nitro, WV
*Channelview, TX
*Dallas, TX
*Freeport, TX
Houston, TX
* - Brite-Sol Texas City, TX
Cleaning Facility Victoria, TX

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