Business/Entrepreneur of the Month » December 2018
Please join us in congratulating Schindewolf Express as they December Logan County Chamber Entrepreneur and Business of the Month.
Schindewolf Express was founded by Dan Schindewolf in 1991 with one truck hauling Less-Than-Truckload freight from his home in DeGraff, Ohio. Since then, Schindewolf Express has grown into a premier transporter of plastic resin by rail, van and bulk tankers across 25 states and to Canada.
Today, Schindewolf has their own warehouse, rail spur, tank wash, maintenance shop, two shuttle services, 40 trucks, 60 trailers and 60 employees between two locations in Quincy and DeGraff. Schindewolf Express chose to locate their business in DeGraff, because DeGraff provides the most ideal location for the business to access several automotive suppliers that they serve across the country.
“We are members of the Ohio Trucking Association, American Trucking Association and the National Tank Truck Carriers Association,” said Small Business Owner, Suzie Schindewolf. “ We have been honored with safety awards from the Great West Casualty for the last five years.”
Mrs. Schindewolf is also a member of the Women’s Business Entrepreneurs and has shattered the glass ceiling by serving as the first woman chairperson of the Ohio Trucking Association for two years.
Born and raised in Logan County, Dan and Suzie Shindewolf graduated from Riverside High School, where they were added in the Hall of Honor. Schindewolf Express has become a family company, with eight out 60 employees being family members.
“We have raised our children here and some of the grandchildren,” said Mrs. Schindewolf. “We love the hometown feeling you get here. It is so nice to drive the roadways and wave at a passerby that you know.”
The Schindewolfs also enjoy giving back to the community through an organization they started earlier this year called the Greater Riverside Area Community Encouragers (GRACE). Over ten different churches have banded together through the organization to provide “Pirate Power Pack” backpacks of food for underprivileged Riverside School students to eat over the weekend.
GRACE provides 59 Pirate Power Packs to Riverside students each week. GRACE is currently in the processes of becoming a non-profit organization and they were just awarded grants from Mary Rutan Hospital and the United Way of Logan County to help sustain the positive impact they are having on Southwestern Logan County.
Join the Chamber in congratulating Schindewolf Express on being selected as the Business of the Month!