SmartWay Transportation, a third-party transportation and logistics company based in Leawood, Kansas was featured in the Kansas City Business Journal. The Business Journal interviewed the company’s leaders, consisting of Chris Rice, Ben Bolan, Chad Jegan and Justin Boehm, about their growth and new social media and digital advertising recruitment efforts to facilitate their continued growth. Additionally, the Business Journal also ranked Smartway as No. 18 on the Fastest Growing Companies List.
Chris Rice, vice president of Smartway, said, ”It’s exciting creating jobs.” He went on to explain how the company has been able to sustain its impressive rate of growth over the years, especially since the original SmartWay team consisted of just the four of them. That’s why they find it incredibly rewarding and exciting to have the need to hire an additional 20 people just to handle the ever growing workload at their office.
At their original office, the team did not have the physical space to expand, according to Ben Bolan, sales director. This forced the company to overlook numerous candidates who, they felt, had incredible potential. That said, their present-day location has provided them with ample space to grow their staff and move the company forward.
The recruitment efforts utilized by SmartWay Transportation Inc. helped facilitate an average rate of 54 percent annual growth over the last three years. Their own projections estimate that 2016 figures will show a continuation in that growth trend. The article goes on to mention that the projected growth at SmartWay would earn the company a ranking of number 18 on the Kansas City Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Area Businesses List.
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