Terral River Service, Inc. is celebrating the one-year anniversaries of several additions to their company; one year since the introduction of their Logistics Division, as well as the anniversary of adding Teddy Twigg to the Gulf Coast Rock business.
Lorraine Hyde, General Manager of the logistics division, came to Terral with over 25 years of industry experience in supply chain management, including serving as Director of Sales & Transportation for two major corporations, and leading and managing over 11 distribution yards along with various modes of transportation.
Hyde and her team have made several major strides in the past year that have contributed to Terral’s overall success; for example, the team gained an international leading chemical producer as a customer – something Terral hadn’t done to date.
According to Hyde, the team has several projects in progress, such as a project building an interactive transportation map for a customer, and a new contract to provide logistics services for an aggregate producer on the upper Mississippi River. The division has also done logistics work for the Corps of Engineers in Empire, Louisiana.
The Logistics Division came to Terral from another company as a team, which Hyde said made the transition easier – but what really helped Hyde and her team be successful was the company they were welcomed into.
“Moving from a big company to a small one was definitely an adjustment,” Hyde said. “But Terral is a great company to be working for. Working for a small, family-owned company means things get done quicker.”
At the same time that Hyde and her team were transitioning, Teddy Twigg was starting his new career heading Terral’s Gulf Coast Rock Division’s Industrial Sales.
Lorraine Hyde (left) and Teddy Twigg (right) both began working for Terral in October of 2014.
Twigg came to Terral with nearly 20 years of industry experience, which contributed greatly to the successes and milestones he’s reached so far. In fact, just last month, he and Aggregate Sales Manager Chuck Stogner were able to break division records after shipping out their one-millionth ton of aggregates.
“I’ve gained some ground in new market segments,” Twigg said. “We’ve gotten several jobs with new clients, and I was able to pick up a few new stone yards that we didn’t have before.”
Twigg came to Terral from a construction company where he was the business development manager for about 9 years.
“Terral came to me and presented me with a plan for my future with them – where I’ll go, where I’ll end up,” Twigg said. “That was instrumental in my decision to come here.”
Similarly to Hyde, Twigg had to transition to a different work environment – a transition that Twigg says he has enjoyed every second of.
“This is a great place to be,” Twigg said. “The atmosphere, the camaraderie – it’s a great fit.”
Twigg says he’s in with Terral for the long haul.
“I hope to have another 20 or so years of work left in me, and I want to grow with Terral as they grow,” Twigg said.