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The founder of Knichel Logistics, William Knichel, began working in the railroad industry in 1974. In 1986, he moved to a third party IMC. After operating for years as an independent agent for a national carrier, William formed Knichel Logistics in the spring of 2003 with his daughter Kristy.

In December of 2007, Kristy took over the family business as President. Knichel Logistics is a very family-oriented business with Kristy’s brother William Knichel Jr. holding the position of Vice President and her sister, Kandy Knichel-Barkley, functioning as Vice President of Administration.

Working together as a family business has helped shape the company’s culture in that Knichel Logistics views all employees as an extension of the family. That same culture helps drive the dedication Knichel Logistics has towards providing best in class customer service.