A&R Logistics buys bulk liquid transportation company RJ’s Transportation


A&R Logistics, a supply chain services company backed by Wind Point Partners, has acquired RJ’s Transportation for an undisclosed price, in a move to strengthen its footprint in the Gulf Coast within the liquid platform.

Based in Port Allen, Louisiana, RJ’s Transportation caters to the chemical industry with bulk liquid transportation and other services.

Established in 1990 by Riley James Blanchet (RJ Blanchet), RJ’s Transportation operates a network that is located strategically near major routes and ports in the chemical supply chain of North America. A majority of loads of these originate in the Gulf Coast.

The company offers major North American chemical producers and diversified industrial companies with over-the-road liquid bulk transportation solutions apart from dry van, dry bulk, less than load (LTL), and flatbed trucking services.

Chris Ball — President and CEO of A&R said: “We are excited to welcome the entire RJ’s family to A&R and we congratulate RJ and his team on building an industry-leading reputation through delivering high quality service to their blue-chip customer base.

“RJ’s world-class platform enables A&R to continue expanding our liquid chemical capabilities and geographic coverage.”

A&R Logistics buys bulk liquid transportation company RJ's Transportation

A&R buys bulk liquid transportation company RJ’s Transportation. Photo courtesy of A&R Logistics.

On the other hand, A&R provides transportation services for dry and liquid bulk, warehousing and packaging, export, distribution, in-plant, and third-party logistics solutions to various global companies within the chemical industry.

It was acquired by in 2019 and since then has made six add-on acquisitions, which includes that of RJ’s Transportation.

A&R said that its focus will be continued on acquiring firms that serve to producers and distributors of chemicals and plastics with dry and liquid bulk transportation, warehousing, and logistics services.

Riley James Blanchet — founder of RJ’s Transportation said: “After meeting the team at A&R, I have great conviction in their vision as well as confidence that the combined team will be an excellent steward of our business and partner to our employees and customers.

“Brandon Fortney and I have always thought of each member of our team as the ingredients to “RJ’s sauce” and our success, and we are excited to combine this recipe with A&R’s vision. We are thrilled to become a part of the A&R family and look forward to a prosperous future together.”

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