Ross Express Awarded 2013 SBA Award
April 4, 2013
The success of Ross Express exemplifies how our local businesses can continue to grow by working together. Founded in 1947, and headquartered in Boscawen, NH, they have been providing shipping, distribution, and consolidation services throughout the US, Canada, and parts of Puerto Rico for over 65 years.
In 2004, Ross Express approached the WBDC and Commonwealth National Bank to assist in financing a new facility in Sutton, MA. Today, they are one of the busiest regional terminals with 1,000 shipments a night. Under president Stephen Brown, they have added more than 50 new jobs and expanded the tax base. Given his experience in working with the WBDC and its SBA program, Stephen Brown again approached the WBDC about applying for an SBA loan for their new East Granby, CT operations. The WBDC, working with its partners at New England CDC and the SBA, approved a $2.9 million SBA loan. In January, 2012, Ross Express began its operations in its new state-of-the-art facility. The WBDC is pleased to present the 2013 SBA award to Ross Express for their commitment to creating jobs, expanding the regional tax base, and enriching our communities.