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Forward Air Acquires Linn Star

Posted December 12, 2019 - 3:32pm

December 12, 2019

Forward Air has signed an agreement to acquire Linn Star Holdings, Inc., Linn Star Transfer, Inc. and Linn Star Logistics, LLC (collectively, “Linn Star”). 

Linn Star is a privately-held Final Mile provider headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As part of our Company’s strategic growth plan, the acquisition of Linn Star will increase Forward Final Mile’s capabilities significantly while expanding our footprint with an additional 20 locations. 

Tom Schmitt, President, Chairman and CEO said, "I am thrilled to welcome all Linn Star team members to our family. Four years ago we started taking our Precision Execution DNA directly to our customers' homes. With the 1-2 punch of adding FSA in the spring and now Linn Star, we have substantially expanded our capabilities in this targeted space with a Midwest footprint that is very complementary to, and not duplicative of, our existing footprint. Within 12 months we will have gone from 8 to 83 markets which likely makes us a top 5 player in the U.S. And we are not done yet."