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October 09, 2012
Two-Time Winner: Zipline Logistics Wins National, Local Growth Awards
From a Zipline Logistics press release:
Zipline Logistics remains true to its name as it zips along a fast-growth course and snaps up awards along the way.
For the second time in two years, the five-year-old Columbus third-party logistics (3PL) firm has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growth companies nationwide. For the third time, it has been named to the Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 list of high-growth companies in central Ohio. In 2011, the company was also a finalist for Business First’s Best Places to Work award.
Zipline chief executive officer Walter Lynch said the company’s growth is a validation of the founding partners’ philosophy that the 3PL industry needed a service-oriented segmentation that already exists in the asset-based transportation sector.
“We continue to gain market share in our sector by refusing to place profit over service,” said Lynch. “We simply do not see these two factors as mutually exclusive. By resisting the temptation to put ourselves ahead of our clients, we are creating partnerships that we believe will both last and be mutually beneficial to all parties.”
The firm is on track to grow 80 revenue percent this year, said Lynch. Zipline has 19 full time employees, up from 12 a year ago, and plans to hire eight to 10 more over the next year.
Revenue in 2011 grew 133 percent growth rate from 2010.
The 3PL company was founded by partners Andrew and Walter Lynch, Edward Williams, J.J. Rodeheffer in 2007. Zipline handles truckload, less-than-truckload and rail shipment delivery across the United States, Canada and Mexico.