Briefly: Midwest Carriers consolidates operations with new headquarters

Exterior view of Midwest Carriers' new headquarters
Midwest Carriers

Midwest Carriers recently opened a new headquarters building.

A statement from the company said the new building makes it easier to work as one team and offers more amenities to employees, especially its drivers.

Midwest had three locations in Wisconsin's Fox Valley and an affiliation with freight carrier Osborn Trucking in Fond du Lac. The new headquarters brings "everyone together into one building," according to the company. 

The new location at 2600 Buchanan Street in Kaukauna is just off Interstate 41. It offers 24/7 access to:

  • Driver’s lounge, featuring a shower room, laundry, kitchenette, big screen TVs and quiet nap rooms
  • Covered and heated truck wash bay 
  • Concrete parking with full lighting and cameras for safety

“The new headquarters is the latest investment in our driver-focused culture and some amenities also benefit our logistics and support staff,” said President Eric Van Handel. “We designed the new space with our employees in mind and want them to feel a sense of pride and comfort in it.”

The company said it is "experiencing increased momentum from the move and are looking to add 10-15 regional/OTR drivers to meet demand." Midwest also recently partnered with Penske to provide truck and trailer maintenance at the new facility six days a week.

Werner honored for veterans practices, programs

Werner Enterprises, Inc. was recently designated as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes Werner’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

Werner earned designation as a VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer for the past three years, with 2024 marking the first year in the 5 Star category.

"At Werner, we deeply appreciate the invaluable contributions veterans and military-connected individuals bring to our workforce,” said Werner’s Chairman and CEO, Derek Leathers. “Being recognized as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer reaffirms our ongoing commitment to supporting and empowering these heroes as they transition into civilian life and pursue fulfilling careers in transportation and logistics."

With approximately 20% of its workforce as veterans, Werner offers programs and benefits tailored toward the military community. Some of these initiatives include a Military Skills Test Waiver Program, Skillbridge/Career Skills Program, VA Educational Benefits, Operation Freedom Fleet, ‘WEVets’ Veteran Resource Group and Deployment Support.

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