Jamestown is home to Hofmann Trucking and Crossroads Repair, notes Curt Waldie, vice president of the businesses.
Hofmann Trucking started in Jamestown in 1999 with three employees. The operation now employs 170 people at locations in Jamestown and Tioga in North Dakota and Douglas, Wyoming.
"The oil industry offered opportunities in Tioga and Douglas," Waldie said. "All those operations are supported from the Jamestown office with payroll and other services."
The Jamestown office has moved a bit within the community over the years including offices in the Orlady Building prior to it burning down in 2005. The business is currently operating from offices west of Jamestown along the Interstate 94 frontage road.
"We may have moved a little ways from downtown but I still like to see it thrive," he said.
The Jamestown base makes up about 70 of the company's 170 employees across the region. Crossroads Repair, which offers truck and trailer repair and towing services, works with Hofmann's fleet as well as other vehicles in the region. The repair business currently employs about 15 people with about 55 working at the Jamestown trucking operation.
Despite the rapid growth of Hofmann Trucking in just over two decades of existence, it is still looking to expand. The move into Douglas came just two years ago.
"We're still actively growing," Waldie said. "We have open positions in pretty much all parts of the business."
While the trucking business operates on a national scale, it still has its roots in Jamestown. Part of that is Jamestown's excellent location at the intersection of two major highways but business connections are also important, he said.
"We have great customers right here in Jamestown," he said. "Jamestown is home for us."
Waldie said the company supports its home community by sponsoring any events and charities that come to them with a good cause.
"And we encourage all our employees to be part of supporting the community," he said.
The company also supports the local community with a "keeping it local" mentality.
"We support the local business community because they have supported us," Waldie said. "We are thankful for the community and our employees."
Waldie estimates the majority of the Jamestown office employees have between five and 10 years of experience with the company.
"We're thankful to this area," he said. "It has been home to us."
This story is advertorial content that appeared in the 2020 Progress Edition of The Jamestown Sun.