It was in 1933 when Charles J. Merlo, Sr. founded the company which was created to serve the transportation needs of the Western Pennsylvania coal mining industry. His personal drive and strong work ethic provided the force necessary to transform the beginnings into a viable business enterprise. Through the 1970s, his leadership and dedication to performance established the standard by which we conduct business today.

Charles J. Merlo, Jr. joined the organization in 1975, after fifteen years’ experience in engineering, finance, and contracts in the aerospace industry at Rockwell International. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in business from Carnegie Mellon University. This background provided the foundation for continued growth and diversification of the company.