Hofmann Trucking has more than 300 employees at its locations
The corporate headquarters is in Jamestown.
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JAMESTOWN — Hofmann Trucking has expanded a great deal since its founding 24 years ago, according to Curt Waldie, CEO and one of the original founding partners.
“We started on July 1, 1999,” he said. “Myself and Larry Hoffmann were partners and we had three people working for us.”
The company has grown to more than 150 employees with offices in Tioga and Fargo, North Dakota, Douglas, Wyoming, and its corporate headquarters, which has always been in Jamestown.
“We started with a little office in the Orlady Building,” Waldie said.
After the Orlady Building (on First Avenue) burned, the company moved to the Meidinger Square building and has now operated for seven years on the west edge of Jamestown in the former Wiest Truck Line building.
The company has seen growth in all of its divisions including over-the-road trucking and its maintenance shop, where it services trucks and trailers. The company continues to recruit qualified workers for all its divisions.
“We are seeing growth all across the industry but we are particularly expanding what we call our pneumatic division,” Waldie said.
Trucks hauling bulk food materials like sugar and flour make up the pneumatic division. The trailers are specially constructed to prevent exposure of the materials to the outside air and elements while being transported.
Waldie credits a number of factors for the company’s growth over the past 24 years.
“A large group of employees has grown with us over the years,” he said. “We have a great team.”
The majority of the staff has worked for the company for at least five years and between 20% and 30% have at least 15 years of experience working for Hofmann Trucking, Waldie said.
We are seeing growth all across the industry but we are particularly expanding what we call our pneumatic division.
Location is another factor in the company’s success.
“The I-94 and U.S. Highway 281 corridors are important,” he said. “There are
a lot of trucking and transportation companies in Jamestown.”
And Hofmann Trucking is proud to be a part of the Jamestown community and aids and sponsors a variety of community events throughout the year.
“We are thankful to be part of Jamestown,” Waldie said. “Jamestown has been our hometown the entire life of the company and we are glad to be part of the community.”
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