Dupré Logistics announced the expansion of its Crude Oil Business Group into the Powder River and Denver-Julesburg Basins in Wyoming and Colorado. The group will operate out of a newly purchased Dupré terminal in Douglas with in-house maintenance services to ensure maximum up-time for the fleet.
The company also plans to offer third party maintenance services in the future. Within a year, Dupré expects the terminal will have in excess of 50 area jobs in the Douglas, Casper, Gillette, Guernsey, Cheyenne, and Greeley CO markets. The new jobs would include professional drivers, maintenance technicians, admin support, and leadership positions. Unique to their industry, Dupré drivers are paid hourly allowing for safer service and a more advantageous pay scale that demonstrates appreciation for professional drivers.
“Our team is excited about this geographic expansion and facility acquisition” said Tom Voelkel, president/chief operating officer of Dupré Logistics. “We welcome the opportunity to further serve the WY/CO region of the country, allowing us to service our new and existing customers over a larger geographic footprint while attracting the best talent in the industry.”
Voelkel said the expansion presents an exciting growth opportunity in one of the company’s key growth engines--crude oil. With a strong record for safety, Dupré Logistics has provided “Safe service that’s Profitable!” since 1980. “Forecasters predict in the next three to five years current volumes in the Powder River and DJ Basins will double,” Voelkel said. “With the addition of this new terminal, we are uniquely positioned to expand geographically and build density in our crude oil business to better serve our valued clients.”