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t +l T R A N S P O RTAT I O N & LO G I S T I C S A Rising Star > S TA R T R A N S P O RT I N C . WITH A NEW COO BRINGING FRESH IDEAS TO THE BUSINESS, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR MORTON, ILL., CARRIER STAR TRANSPORT. // Star Transport is expanding its client base and getting employees more involved in operational growth. BY K AT H RY N J O N E S and saw the infrastructure, customer base and longevity of the employees and the knowledge and talent they have, I knew I was where I belonged.” Star Transport was formed in Canton, Ill., in the late 1940s by Glenn Werry Sr.; Glenn Werry Jr. came on board in the early 1980s. At its prime, Star Transport was one of the top-100 carriers in the nation, Waid says, with more than 900 trucks and exponential sales growth. However, the market crash of 2008 forced Star Transport to downsize to about 700 trucks and, like others in -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Star Transport Inc. Annual revenues: $130 million Headquarters: Morton, Ill. Specialty: Carrier -------------------------------------------------------------- When Glenn Werry Jr., president and CEO of Star Transport Inc., asked COO Jim Waid to join the Morton, Ill.based company in July, it was an opportunity Waid could not pass up. “I have always wanted to work with him,” Waid says. “If you can have an idol in the trucking industry, he’s always been my idol. When he asked me to come join him, I couldn’t wait to get started. When I walked in this door 134 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2011 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Winter 2011

Management Today - Winter 2011
Millionaire Mega Toys
Management Playbook
Taking Action
Branding Concerns
La Curacao
Prosper Inc.
Meridian Credit Union
Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan
Mona Pearl
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
L’Oreal USA Consumers Products Division
ABI Ltd.
CHIRON America
Lucerne Foods
Bud’s Best Cookies
Crest Foam Industries
Hozishaki America
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
Lavi Industries
S. Freedman & Sons Inc.
Val-Fab Inc.
History vs. Reality
Grupo Roble
Sabal Homes
Grupo Marhnos
Novak Construction
McAlpine Ltd. – Cayman Islands Government Administration Building
Ram Power Corp.
CMH Architects
Golden State Framers
Russell Redi-Mix Concrete
Roger Electric
Supply Chain
Triad Systems
Schildwachter Oil
Star Transport
Canadian Focus
Airline Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Northgate Industries
Winnipeg Airports Authority
PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc.
The Hazelton Hotel
Leeds Transit
PCL Constructors – Durham Consolidated Courthouse
Build Toronto
Handling Specialty
Parker Hannifin Canada
Stevens Resource Group Inc.

Management Today - Winter 2011