Skip to main content

B2B The Grand Strand

The Business Narrative: New Trucking Facilities

Jun 12, 2024 10:27AM ● By Donna Walker

PGT Trucking Opens New Facilities in SC, KY to Broaden Operational Reach

PGT Trucking, Inc., a multi-service transportation firm offering flatbed, dedicated, international and specialized solutions, announced the launch of two new facilities in Ghent, Kentucky, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, expanding the company's operational reach in the Southeast.


PGT Spartanburg, located at 615 Simuel Road, features an office space, driver lounge, on-site parking and maintenance facility.


Officials said that through this terminal, PGT can provide enhanced port delivery services, ensuring the safe and timely transportation of overseas cargo, while supporting the company's fleet of professional drivers in the Southeast.


PGT Ghent, located at 3738 Highway US 42 West, has five acres, including truck parking and a new building with an operations center, driver lounge and shower amenities.


The facility is near several prominent steel and building product customers. PGT Ghent is operated by PKM Transportation Services, LLC.


"PGT Trucking continues to grow our operation across the United States, solidifying our company as a premier leader in flatbed transportation solutions," said Gregg Troian, PGT Trucking president. 


Troian added, "PGT remains committed to our customers, providing innovative services through the Future of Flatbed, and to our drivers, securing their financial future with consistent freight. PGT Ghent and PGT Spartanburg will help us deliver on those promises."

Acquisition of South Carolina-based Fastener Manufacturer Supports Portland Bolt’s Expansion into the Southeast

Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Co., LLC, a leading domestic manufacturer and global provider of anchor bolts and nonstandard, custom fasteners, said it has acquired the South Carolina manufacturing and galvanizing operations of Southern Anchor Bolt Co.


Financial terms weren’t disclosed.


Officials said the acquisition highlights Portland Bolt’s strategy to expand its U.S.-based manufacturing footprint into the East, while continuing to offer customers industry-leading delivery times, service, and enhanced dependability.


They said the combined company will offer an increased selection of made-to-order galvanized or plain anchor bolts, rods, studs, and other manufactured and distributed products.


Together, the footprint will allow the companies to reach 100 percent of U.S. customers within two business days, the officials said.


“We are excited to welcome the Southern Anchor Bolt team to the Portland Bolt family of companies,” said Blake Ray, CEO of Portland Bolt. “Their product quality and commitment to being a preferred supplier in our industry is a good fit with our team."


Ray added, "Portland Bolt has a significant customer base on the East Coast, and this acquisition strengthens our ability to provide the best customer service and delivery to new and existing customers.”


Leslie Yanizeski, president of Southern Anchor Bolt, will continue to manage the daily operations.


Founded in 1912, Portland Bolt operates out of a 137,000-square-foot Portland, Oregon, facility and ships its products to a global customer base in over 30 countries.


The company services a diverse group of end markets, including government and infrastructure, non-residential construction, general industrial, steel fabrication, and more.


Located in North Augusta, South Carolina, and founded in 1966, Southern Anchor Bolt is a domestic manufacturer of embedded anchor bolts.

Summit Names Paul Marks Senior Vice President of Southeast Region

Summit, a leading regional provider of workers’ compensation insurance services, said Paul Marks has been named senior vice president of the company’s Southeast Region, effective June 1, 2024.


Marks has been part of the Summit team since 2002, when he joined the company as an agency executive in the Sales department.


He has held roles of increased responsibility, serving as a Loss Prevention manager from 2007 to 2015 and assistant vice president of Sales for Summit’s Southeast Region from 2015 to 2020.


Marks most recently was vice president of Sales.


Marks’ education includes a bachelor’s degree in risk management and insurance from Eastern Kentucky University, as well as Associate in Underwriting (AU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.


Based in Lakeland, Florida, Summit is a member of Great American Insurance Group. Summit manages the day-to-day operations of six workers’ compensation insurance companies that include its three affiliates, Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company, Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company and Bridgefield Indemnity Insurance Company, and three non-affiliates, BusinessFirst Insurance Company, RetailFirst Insurance Company and Retailers Casualty Insurance Company.


Summit provides its comprehensive workers’ compensation insurance services to businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Summit has offices in Lakeland, Florida, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gainesville, Georgia. 

2024’s Most Hurricane-Vulnerable Counties

With a hectic hurricane season forecast for this summer, LawnStarter ranked 2024’s most hurricane-vulnerable counties.


It considered hurricane risk assessments and anticipated financial loss from hurricanes according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


It also included the past 10 years of historical storm data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and access to national disaster debris recovery facilities. 


Florida and South Carolina account for half of the 100 most hurricane-vulnerable counties. 


Harris County, Texas (No. 15), home to Houston, has the highest hurricane risk and expected annual loss from hurricanes — over $1.15 billion, according to FEMA.


The Houston region has a high susceptibility to flood damage and saw record levels of rainfall during Hurricane Harvey. 


All counties in the ranking have some risk of hurricanes and their effects, like flooding.


Of these counties, those with the lowest risk of being impacted include Kennebec County, Maine (No. 315), which scored near the bottom alongside Texas counties DeWitt (No. 316) and Bexar, home to San Antonio, in last place.


Most Hurricane-Vulnerable Counties



Broward County, FL


Palm Beach County, FL


Charleston County, SC


Miami-Dade County, FL


Horry County, SC


Beaufort County, SC


Berkeley County, SC


Chatham County, GA


Onslow County, NC


Dorchester County, SC


Brevard County, FL


Georgetown County, SC


New Hanover County, NC


Orange County, FL


Harris County, TX


St. Lucie County, FL


Collier County, FL


Florence County, SC


Carteret County, NC


Polk County, FL.

Allow us to tell your company's Business Narrative. Send your press release to David Dykes or for more information email [email protected]

Upcoming Events Near You

No Events in the next 21 days.