Dupre Logistics LLC showed off its newly renovated Channelview TX terminal with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbeque on December 7. This is now the largest terminal in the Dupre system.
Facility improvements include a new 10,442-sq-ft office building with meeting and training rooms that can be partitioned off to accommodate various sized groups. The building was designed to enable the quick addition of another 3,000 square feet to handle anticipate growth. The existing maintenance shop was upgraded.
“This terminal expansion has been in the works for a couple of years now,” says Tom Voelkel, president and chief operating officer of Dupre Logistics. “We’ve had property here for about seven years, and we gradually built it up. With this facility renovation, we wanted to make a statement that we are going to grow in the Houston (TX) region. We believe we will double the size of the Houston operation over the next three to five years.
“We have combined our key business groups here, something we are doing wherever it makes sense. We are blending the operations to encourage cross-selling. We’re giving managers experience with all sides of our business.”
The 14.1-acre Channelview site is an operations and maintenance hub for Dupre Logistic’s Crude Oil Services, Energy Distribution Services, and Site & Private Fleet Services. The facility is now home to an office staff of 15, 101 drivers, 53 tractors, and 103 trailers.