Since 1935, H.G. Meigs has been involved in the Wisconsin road-building industry with products ranging from asphalt cement to asphalt emulsions. There are three locations Abbotsford, Eau Claire, and Portage.
Meigs Transport has a dedicated truck fleet of over 40 vehicles which also includes several distributor trucks that are also available. The company strives to exceed customer expectations by providing high-quality products along with incomparable service.
The company was named after its founder, Henry G. Meigs. At first, Henry was involved with the rail car sales of asphalt products. Through this, he learned that there was an opportunity to deliver products by truck, and not just by rail. As a result in 1950, he created the first truck and rail terminal to provide a better mode of service in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This terminal was the only one able to accept delivery of asphalt by rail and ship by truck to job sites.
In 1953, Portage was selected as an additional location for this business. After its completion, the terminal had a storage capacity for 90,000 gallons of asphalt cement. Four employees worked at this location around the clock.
The company began to expand
In 1953 Portage was selected as an additional location to support the growing business. Locations in Abbotsford and Eau Claire soon followed. Abbotsford was built around 1956 while the Eau Claire terminal was built in the 1980s. Each terminal has an emulsion mill which allows the plants to produce several different types of emulsions.
In 1969, the company decided to purchase its own fleet rather than being serviced by other trucking firms. By having a dedicated trucking fleet, the company can have more control over scheduling deliveries and services that they provide customers, and in turn, provide impeccable service to them!
Facility Spotlight | Abbotsford, WI
The Abbotsford location is run by Plant Manager Brent Faber, who has been working there for twenty years. Along with Brent, the team consists of Jason Hippe (2 years), Randy Lentz (15 years), Jim Widmer (20 years), John Wilichowski (27 years), and Mike Kops (34 years).
The Wisconsin team joined the AMI family in fall of 2019. The acquisition allowed Asphalt Materials, Inc. to expand its capabilities and reach within the Midwestern market.
“With long, dedicated histories in this industry, both Meigs and AMI have proven reputations for quality, innovation, and customer service. We are ecstatic to welcome the Meigs employees and customers to our family,” said, HC+M President, Geoff Dillon. “Good businesses are all about the people, and I expect this to be a very strong fit from both a cultural and strategic standpoint. Together, our companies will be stronger and better able to serve our customers for decades to come.” –https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/asphalt-materials-inc-broadens-midwest-footprint-by-acquiring-hg-meigs-300934080.html