Kenan Merges Two Subsidiaries into KAG Merchant Gas
The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, said it has merged its two merchant gas subsidiaries — Jack B. Kelley LLC and Cryogenic Transportation LLC – into KAG Merchant Gas Group (KAG Merchant Gas).
KAG is North America’s largest tank-truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuels, chemicals, merchant gases and food products across the U.S., Canada and into Mexico, the company said.
“By merging the two subsidiaries into one company, we further strengthened our services to our customers,’’ said Vern Ingham, executive vice president of KAG Merchant Gas. “It allows us to streamline our operations, better capitalize on our extensive U.S. footprint, capture best practices of both organizations and, most important, provide our customers with one point of contact for improved customer service.’’
KAG Merchant Gas is the largest transporter of merchant gases in the country, the company said It has a professional driver base of more than 400 drivers operating a fleet of about 350 trucks and 500 specialized trailers at 25 terminals across the U.S. The company hauls products such as nitrogen, oxygen, argon, LNG, CO2, ethylene, hydrogen, and helium.
“Based on our size and geographical presence, we are able to better utilize our professional drivers and our fleet, which are so important in today’s transportation industry that is experiencing the effects of a driver shortage,’’ Ingham said. “We are also in the process of implementing numerous driver programs across the organization to help us retain the quality drivers we have today while also attracting additional drivers. Some of these include an expedited truck replacement program, improved scheduling and dispatch platforms, driver mentoring programs, etc.”
ABOUT KENAN ADVANTAGE GROUP
The Kenan Advantage Group Inc. (www.thekag.com) operates through its five groups branded as Fuels Delivery, Specialty Products (chemicals and liquid food), Merchant Gas, KAG Canada and KAG Logistics. The company has terminal and satellite locations in 40 states and five Canadian provinces and territories, with the ability to deliver within all 48 contiguous states, Canada and Mexico.
KAG also provides specialized chain logistics solutions through KAG Logistics (www.kaglogistics.com).