Continental Express selected Abbott Carrier of the Year, expands facilities in Columbus to meet demand

Continental Express Inc. is the 2020 Abbott Truckload Carrier of the Year, an award from Abbott Nutrition that recognizes a superior partnership in logistics and service.

Abbott’s annual award is an acknowledgment of exceptional flexibility, quality of communication, innovation, accountability and professional courtesy. As a global leader in the healthcare industry, 2020 especially marked a critical year of service for Abbott. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, having an excellent partner in logistics was a necessity.

“Continental Express is proud to be Abbott Nutrition’s 2020 Carrier of the Year. We view ourselves as an extension of Abbott Nutrition, delivering superior service not just to Abbott Nutrition, but also their customers,” said Continental Express’ Director of Customer Relations, Grant Mitchell.

Specializing in refrigerated logistics and headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, Continental Express is dedicated to its partners. Daily operations are driven by their core values of safety, service and communication.

Continental Express' Abbott Carrier of the Year award-winning fleet

Mitchell credits the efforts of earning the high award, not only to their values, but to the teamwork at Continental Express.

“I want to thank Abbott Nutrition for this prestigious award. I also want to thank our hard-working drivers, office staff, and shop personnel for making this possible. Everyone plays a critical role in making an award like this possible.”

The science-meets-nutrition manufacturer recently expanded in the Columbus, Ohio area. Abbott added to their machineries and equipment there in 2019, creating dozens of jobs and expanding their infant product lines.

Continental Express is an asset-based, family-owned company with seven terminals throughout the South and Midwest. In continuation of support for Abbott’s operations and other customers of the area, Continental Express recently finished their own expansion in Columbus. The terminal was welcomed in Obetz, OH last month.