By Sean Register
With all the road construction happening around the county and the Savannah region, Bryan County residents are no stranger to the sight of trucks slowly rolling down newly built roads laying asphalt as they go.
As we drive by these trucks wondering when construction will be complete, few of us probably ever pause to wonder where the asphalt itself came from.
This month, we would like to highlight Dillon Logistics, which is a company headquartered in Burr Ridge, Ill. that transports temperature-controlled products such as fertilizer, animal feed, and pond water. However, one of the most popular items transported by Dillon Logistics is liquid asphalt used for road construction and products such as roof shingles. Dillon Logistics as a company was established in 1980 and has operated in Bryan County since 2000. The company’s Bryan County terminal is just off I-16 Exit 143 in the Ellabell/Black Creek area and currently employs 55 people. This number continues to grow, though, as the company is always hiring new drivers.
We are glad to have the opportunity to highlight the important work done by Dillon Logistics. Who knows, the next time you see a road being built or a farmer’s crop being fertilized, the asphalt or fertilizer being used may have been delivered by a local Dillon Logistics driver.
Register is chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County.