Multi-regional LTL Saia Inc. has acquired The Connection Co. for $17.5 million, giving Saia coverage to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The Connection Co. has 20 terminals and 700 employees and its operations will be integrated with Saia’s in early 2007.
The expanded Saia organization will serve 34 states with 149 terminals.
“This acquisition advances Saia toward our strategic goal of achieving complete coverage across North America,” said Saia president Rick O’Dell. “By extending our quality service into attractive, adjacent geography, there are also distinct advantages for our customers.”