Granite Logistics, LLC, is an agency for Trinity Logistics, a national company based in Seaford, Delaware. The company provides transportation logistics to assist trucking carriers to ship large deliveries from point to point throughout the United States. Granite Logistics was founded in 2011 by Pat Lynch and his business partner, Jeff Smiens.
Pat Lynch is a local resident of Sartell and a graduate of St. John’s University. In 1996, Pat, along with two partners, formed Payne Lynch & Associates and became a significant employer in the Sartell area. As the company increased in sales and size it became a strong candidate for acquisition and in 2006, Pat and his partners decided to sell the firm to CH Robinson, one of the largest global transportation brokers.
With the creation of Granite Logistics, Pat & Jeff formed a great team of individuals and quickly outgrew their leased space, not far from the building in east Sartell where Pat had originally built in 1996 with the creation of Payne Lynch & Associates. In July of 2014, Pat & Jeff selected Strack Companies to build a new home for their 50 plus staff members so future growth could continue.
The site chosen for the new building in south Sartell is located on the shores of Lake Francis in the growing Pine Lakes development. The new facility, totaling over 13,000 square feet, provides not only an amazing environment to work in, but will allow growth of the company to more than double.
The facility has capacity to grow both its sales and operations divisions to a combined force of 120 employees. These two divisions are operating in two separate and open areas of the building with spacious work stations and generous glass areas to the exterior. The spaces are bright and cheerful and equipped with state-of art LED lighting, as well as a unique, random “cloud” system of acoustical ceiling placed in varying heights below an open air structure. The open areas are flanked by numerous team collaboration rooms, manager offices and conference rooms.
The employee areas feature a large team room with various activities, a modern lunch room with a variety of seating from booths to high-tops and all with a view of the adjoining patio overlooking the lake.
Upon entering this facility, you approach the front desk and you know you have entered into a unique atmosphere that compares to no other work place. Congratulations to everyone at Granite Logistics, LLC. All of us at Strack appreciate the confidence you placed in us to create your new home, a great asset to Sartell!