Estes Express Selected as Vendor of the Year by Craters & Freighters of SW Florida

On Saturday evening, December 2, 2017 Gary and Evelyn McKinley, owners of Craters & Freighters of SW Florida, hosted their annual holiday party and awards at the Caloosa Club at Cape Royal Golf Club in Cape Coral.

The event was attended by the Craters & Freighters team. Food was prepared by Chef Mark and his team, restaurant manager, and music was provided by Daryl Balerud of Cape Coral/Bismarck ND.

During the welcoming, Gary requested a special guest join him in front of the group. The guest was Todd Gosman, Terminal Manager for Estes Express in Ft Myers, FL. Estes Express Lines is a full-service freight transportation provider based in Richmond, Virginia. Founded in 1931, Estes has 214 terminals and over 13,000 employees.

Gary presented Todd with a “Vendor of the Year” plaque for their exemplarily service and support of the SW Florida Craters & Freighters location. During the presentation, Gary discussed why they were selected for the award. Under Todd’s management, Estes provides on time service, supporting the SW Florida Craters & Freighters location since the McKinleys purchased it over eleven years ago, working with this location setting up a new TMS (Transportation Management System) and supporting a charity organization by shipping products that were being donated by Craters & Freighters.

Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990 to meet the needs of businesses and consumers for specialty freight handling, including pick-up, crating, shipping, packaging, tracking, insuring, and delivery of shipments that are too heavy, oversized, valuable, awkward, and time-sensitive for other shipping agencies. The company serves consumers and businesses in all sectors including telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, and heavy machinery. With expertise that delivers, the company dominates the specialty freight industry. With their home office in Golden Colorado, the group has sixty-five locations in the United States.

Caloosa Club and Cape Royal Golf Club was recently leased by Green Golf Partners. Green Golf Partners is an Indianapolis based company. Green Golf Partners is one of the country’s leading golf course management and development companies.

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