Heniff Transportation Systems LLC, headquartered in Oak Brook IL, has acquired Horizon Tank Lines, a leading Southeastern bulk chemical hauler. Horizon Tank Lines is headquartered in Durham NC with terminals located in Wilmington NC and Hamlet NC.
Privately held Horizon Tank Lines was formed in 1994 due to the demand for a quality carrier in Wilmington. The owner, Charles Collie, has been involved in the transportation of chemicals for more than 30 years, and the management team has over 100 years of combined experience. The current management and driver teams will transition to Heniff Transportation Systems.
“This is truly a fantastic opportunity to provide longevity to our drivers and employees,” says Collie. “Bob and I share the same passion, one that provides security to the employees and our customers through our safe, reliable, and affordable services on a daily basis.”
The acquisition of Horizon Tank Lines dramatically expands Heniff’s footprint into the Southeast. Heniff now has 13 terminals positioned strategically across the Midwest, Northeast, Central, South, and Southeastern United States. This increased scale and market penetration will enable Heniff to continue to provide outstanding customer service, recruit more drivers, improve efficiency and drive synergies across the entire fleet.
“I am really excited about the synergistic benefits for our customers as a result of this acquisition,” Heniff says. “Charles has built a great team of safety minded individuals that have proven themselves to be superior to their peers and will definitely help us to achieve our goal to become a top tier service provider in our industry.”