SunBelt Xpress Acquires Northwest Furniture Express

October 28, 2016 - HICKORY, N.C. -

SunBelt Xpress, a leading transportation provider to the home furnishings industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Northwest Furniture Express. By having NWFX join the SunBelt team we are expanding our services to the Pacific Northwest of the United States as well as western Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

Since its inception in 1978 as Four Truckers, the leadership of what is now Northwest Furniture Express has successfully focused on providing market leading and innovative transportation services to the home furnishings industry. SunBelt looks forward to expanding on NWFX's success and providing additional resources to propel their growth in services and market share.

The acquisition of Northwest Furniture Express further complements SunBelt's offerings and is a continuation of our plans to strategically expand the scope and reach of our company. From our first conversations with Eric Clarke, President of Northwest, and Ann Flynn, Executive Vice President, we were impressed with their commitment and that of their fellow employees to aggressively grow and serve the home furnishings marketplace. We are very excited to have Eric Clarke join us as VP of our Northwest Division as well as Ann Flynn and Grant Laidlaw as part of our Customer Service and Sales initiatives.

SunBelt Xpress is corporately  based in  Hickory, N.C. with additional  operating facilities in Greensboro, N.C., Dallas, TX, and Fontana, CA and, with the acquisition of Northwest Furniture Express, a Fife, WA location. In 2015 SunBelt celebrated its 50th year in business with a strong track record of financial stability and growth. SunBelt is a subsidiary of ATS, Inc the 37th largest for hire carrier in the United  States.