Photo: Kottke Trucking

Photo: Kottke Trucking

Kottke Trucking has purchased Walbon & Company’s over-the-road operations, including Walbon’s routes, trucks, trailers and Wildwood, Fla.- based terminal.

Kottke has also set up an office in Eagan, Minn., to manage the newly acquired lanes and staff from Walbon. The acquisition will not affect the Buffalo Lake, Minn.- based operations that Kottke has held for nearly eight decades.

“Our family continues to grow and we are excited to welcome the Walbon employees into our business,” said Kurt Kottke, president of Kottke Trucking. “We have and will continue to build a company of great people, great customers and great service.”

Kottke Trucking, Inc. is a third-generation interstate hauler that focuses on refrigerated and dry van transportation. The company has been in operation since 1938 and currently operates over 175 semi-tractors. Kottke Trucking was started and is still based in Buffalo Lake, Minn., and it also has terminals in Eagan, Minn., and Wildwood, Fla.