Greater Omaha Packing Company’s Carrier of the Year Award Winners
Greater Omaha Packing Company recognizes FitzMark-Omaha and Wel Companies of Houston as 2022 Carriers of the Year. The companies were selected for their quality of service, value and relationship with Greater Omaha.
Greater Omaha and its nearly 1,500 employees supply beef to more than 70 countries around the world and all 50 U.S. states, relying extensively on the expertise of their employees and carrier partners to deliver premium quality beef and excellent service. Greater Omaha relies on numerous carriers and values each relationship, but FitzMark-Omaha and Wel Companies rose to the top in 2022.
“The relationship with our carrier base is extremely important to keep our business running,” said Preston Dau, vice president of supply chain at Greater Omaha. “Our carriers are essentially an extension of us. They are the face of our company when delivering to our customers, and our Carrier of the Year program is one way to thank them for the hard work they do every day.”
FitzMark is a nationwide, third-party logistics firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In its 15 years of operation, it has grown to 350 employees. The Omaha office of FitzMark, previously Manning’s Truck Brokerage, has been in business for more than 50 years.
“This is a great honor for the Omaha branch, and all of FitzMark, that comes from striving to continually exceed the expectations of Greater Omaha,” said Chad Ingersoll, FitzMark-Omaha president. “We value the long-lasting relationship, both business and personal, we have built with Greater Omaha Packing and will continually work to serve as their Carrier of the Year every year.”
Since founded by Bruce Tielens in 1975, Wel Companies has grown into a leading carrier with more than 1,000 employees globally. Most of the family business’ operations are handled at its Houston location which employs more than 50 team members.
“At Wel Companies, we pride ourselves in our reputation for customer service and driver respect,” said Brandon Bell, owner and president of Wel Companies of Houston. “Receiving this award from one of our valued customers makes us feel like we are living up to our goals. This award is an honor for our entire team – from our office staff to our trusted drivers – who continue to give the best service possible to Greater Omaha.”
Wel Companies of Houston was recognized as the 2022 Small Carrier of the Year, and FitzMark-Omaha was recognized as the 2022 Large Carrier of the Year. Greater Omaha plans to make Carrier of the Year awards an annual tradition, in addition to its Supplier of the Year awards.