About Us

In the Beginning

In Business since 1967, GIE is owned and operated by the Pirnie family. James D. Pirnie started the company as a moving and storage concern, but expanded into refrigerated services in 1972. Tom Pirnie, James' son, started working for the company that same year, 1972 , and purchased the company from his father's estate following James' death in 1982. Tom's son Jim and his cousin Keith Pirnie both hold senior management positions in the company today, along with Tom.

James D. Pirnie
Founder James D. Pirnie
 
Ground Breaking 1976
Catherine and James D. Pirnie at ground breaking of the new building in 1976.
 
Tom, Keith, and Jim Pirnie
Tom, Keith and Jim Pirnie
 

Services

Grand Island Express provides a variety of services today, including dry, refrigerated, local shuttle, full-service shop/maintenance, trailer rental. The company’s overall revenues have remained strong throughout the volatile economy over the past decade. With Grand Island Express, shippers receive the “advantage of size.” Even the smaller shippers are important to us and they receive priority attention and service. Larger carriers look primarily to major shippers who can generate more than $100,000,000 annual revenue, while tending to place smaller accounts on the “backburner.” Grand Island Express is large enough and financially strong enough to grow with small to medium size customers who are growing and expanding themselves.

With GIE, shippers receive the "advantage of size." Even the smaller shippers are important to GIE and they receive priority attention. Larger carriers look primarily to major shippers who can generate more than $100,000,000 annual revenue, while tending to place smaller accounts on the "backburner." GIE is large enough and financially strong enough to grow with small to medium size accounts who are growing themselves.

 

About GIEX

Blog

No Tricks Just Treats!

Friday, October 21, 2016
On September 9th, in an internal memo to the company, 2016 Mike Young,...  read more //

 

Mobile APP Load List Is Now Live!

Thursday, July 21, 2016
This week, Grand Island Express is both pleased and excited to announce...  read more //

 

Celebrating The Fourth Of July

Thursday, June 30, 2016
This coming weekend is the Fourth Of July.  A patriotic holiday...  read more //

 

Grand Island Express, Inc
800-444-0708
432 South Stuhr Road
PO Box 2122
Grand Island, NE 68801-2122