Working alongside various partners on a multitude of transactions, Robert V. Glaser had a role as a member of one of the teams responsible for notable investments, one of these investments being Burnham Service Corporation, a trucking and logistics firm.
Based in Columbus, Georgia, Burnham Service Corporation was founded in 1921 by L.R. Burnham, a furniture retailer. The firm was one of the first in the United States to receive Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) certificates, a distinction it achieved in 1930. By the 1940s and into the 1960s, Burnham further expanded into Burnham Warehouses, Inc. and Burnham World Forwarders, the firm’s international arm. In the late 1970s, the firm was achieving over $10 million in revenue and was operating more than seventy branches.
Speaking of international, Burnham would go on to enter the Canadian market in 1987 through acquisition, a move that saw its presence in North America expand exponentially. By the mid-1990s, the firm reinvented itself with a new leadership team as well as a new mission.
You can read about the Burnham Service Corporation purchase by checking out the following article: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1988/03/21/Investment-group-to-buy-Burnham-Service-Corp/4664574923600/.
This update is by Robert V. Glaser. Glaser is an industry veteran with decades of experience in banking, private equity, and more. His experience includes his many years working for global manager of alternative investment products Investcorp and he also dedicates his time to various charitable causes including YoungArts Foundation, Chapman Partnership, and more. You can learn more about Robert by visiting the Robert V. Glaser Business or Robert V. Glaser Giving websites.