FORTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Here's Our Story

In an industry plagued by congestion and inefficiency, IMC Companies is leading in truck capacity, throughput, and innovation. We got there the hard way. Starting as a regional drayage firm forty years ago, patiently putting together a national network, leveraging local expertise, and building a technology infrastructure that moves containers faster.

When it all began

At just 20 years old, in the midst of a recession, Mark and Melinda George moved to Memphis to start a trucking company - Intermodal Cartage Company (IMCG).

IMCG opened a container yard to store, interchange, and perform light maintenance on containers and chassis for steamship lines.

Expanding to other markets in the Southeast

Over the next 10 plus years, IMC became the largest container drayage company in the southeast. We opened a second service center in Nashville, expanded to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Savannah and Atlanta. We relocated and expanded the container yard in Memphis. We moved the corporate office, Memphis service center and depot operations to a newly constructed building on 164 acres in Southeast Memphis.

OIS President Barry Bernard

AIS President Jeff Banton

IMCG President Joel Henry

PDS President Jim Gillis

GIS President Will Connell

DNJ President Joe Tovo

Creating a National Network

IMC continued to grow by acquiring other companies to establish locations in all of the major ports in the United States which created a national network with local expertise. Expanded presences in the:

  • East Coast and Formed Atlantic Intermodal Services

  • Gulf Coast and Formed Gulf Intermodal Services

  • Great Lakes and Acquired DNJ Intermodal Services

  • And formed Ohio Intermodal Services

Building a technology infrastructure

IMC Companies doubled investment in technology. We developed proprietary software to increase visibility to customers and move containers more efficiently.

IMC Companies completes National Footprint

IMC continued to expand our presence in the Northeast by acquiring H&M as well as DD Jones in Norfolk and Trans International Services in Ohio and in California by acquiring Pacific Drayage Services.

Establishing National Accounts

IMC created national accounts to provide a single voice to large customers. Partnering with 1,200 other trucking companies and over 62,000 drivers which allowed the ability to expand capacity for our customers.

Expanded with new Corporate Headquarters

IMC invested $23 million to expand their headquarters operations to serve a team of over 400 professionals located in that building.

The best is yet to come.

See what we can do for you.

You can count on IMC Companies for container drayage, expedited services, truck brokerage, warehousing, chassis provisioning and secured container storage.