Western Dairy Transport, LLC (WDT) and The Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus in Bryan, TX are marking their partnership with the grand opening of the newly developed Professional Driver Training Academy. The Western Dairy Transport, LLC (WDT) Professional Driver Training Academy was created to instruct employees in smooth-bore tanker operation to serve Texas’ continuously growing dairy industry. Texas dairymen currently produce 100 million gallons of milk monthly ranking the Lone Star State sixth in raw milk production nationally. The $3.2 billion industry provides supply chain jobs for over $200 million in annual payrolls.
“Western Dairy Transport has partnered with The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus to provide a unique and exceptional training platform for its employees to serve the needs of Texas dairy agriculture. With this facility, we can continue to hire and train members of our company, particularly from the Brazos Valley, to serve our dairy producers and processors in this region” states David Shelton, President and Chief Executive Officer. He adds, “This model has been time tested and proven at our other training academy in Abernathy, Texas, where we have educated and trained over 500 of our employees in smooth bore tanker operations”.
The A&M System RELLIS Campus recently partnered with Blinn College to assess the workforce and training needs of the surrounding regions.
“Chancellor Sharp’s vision for developing a 21st Century research, innovation, education and workforce training campus continues to take shape, and this partnership with Western Dairy Transport is just one example our commitment to training our state’s workforce and helping to create and expand job opportunities for Texans, “ said John Barton, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the RELLIS Campus.
Western Dairy Transport plans to commemorate the opening of this state of the art facility on September 15, 2017, at noon at 1885 Flight Line Road, Bryan, TX 77807.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.55 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.
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Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications
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About Western Dairy Transport
Western Dairy Transport, LLC, (WDT) serves the bulk food-grade transportation industry consisting of dairy farmers, dairy processors, and food processors. In addition, the firm also serves the dry van soft drink and food processing industry.
The Western Dairy Transport heritage was founded in 1967 by J.W. Honeycutt, JR, in Cabool, Missouri. Through customer driven organic growth, the firm that began with ten milk trucks hauling dairies in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri, is now the nation’s largest milk and dairy hauler, serving customers in all 48 States and Mexico.
Contact: Dana McCloud
Western Dairy Transport LLC.
P.O. Box 590
Cabool, Missouri, 65689