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Celadon Honors Late Founder with Creation of New Award

Celadon Honors Late Founder with Creation of New Award

Celadon Trucking has created a new company-wide award to honor their founder Steve Russell. Russell passed away earlier this year.

Celadon, an Indianapolis-based carrier, is one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in North America. Known for being progressive and innovative in the transportation industry, Celadon has enjoyed continuous growth for nearly three decades and currently employees over 4,000 associates.

The annual award recognizes members of the staff (both drivers and administrators) and was awarded for the first time at a company gathering this year.

Paul Will, chairman and CEO of Celadon said: “Steve Russell built this company on hard work, strategic partnerships and good business decisions. This honor recognizes drivers and other team members who possess these attributes.  Celadon still holds these values today as we continue to grow as a company, and it’s only fitting that we created the Steve Russell Award to honor Steve.”

The award itself is a celadon-glazed plate. This replicates the Chinese pottery which Russell named the company after. All honoree were nominated to receive the award by supervisors.

Russell is remembered for many things, one of which being his commitment to a set of principles he used to help Celadon flourish. These principles include leadership, intelligence, drive, and street sense. Celadon provides a variety of services including long-haul, regional, local, intermodal, temperature controlled, flatbed, expedited, and dedicated freight services. Celadon’s logistics company offers freight brokerage and management, as well as supply-chain and warehouse management solutions.

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