FTL originated in 2019 as an addition to the established trucking company Fine Transportation and Logistics, both subsidiaries of Holly Poultry.
As the core businesses of the Holly Poultry Corporation grew, it was apparent that a need existed to expand the transportation footprint beyond that of our company owned fleet. In 2019 FTL was created to complement the existing fleet and continue to grow with the Holly businesses, while branching out as an independent company. The developers of FTL have over 50 years of combined experience in the logistics industry to include: flatbed, intermodal, military, over dimensional, van and refrigerated business. FTL has the industry knowledge and experience to provide our customers and carriers with exceptional service in conjunction with cost-effective pricing.
1960’S Holly Poultry was originally a Baltimore inner city chicken distribution arm of Holly Farms (an integrated processor that today is owned by Tyson Foods, Inc). In the early 1960’s Holly Poultry was spun off from the parent company and became an independently owned distributor servicing the Baltimore market with a handful of trucks.
1990 The Fine family acquired the business, and under this new ownership the mission for Holly Poultry and its role in the marketplace as well as in the community began to change. A new vision of expansion and growth directed Holly Poultry into new markets, while establishing itself as a community conscious organization.
1999 With a fleet of 11 trucks, Holly Poultry continues to expand and grow
2016 Holly Poultry expanded the fleet to 27 trucks and created a new division – Fine Transportation and Logistics – to serve its continually expanding customer base in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Beyond.
2017 Holly Poultry transformed 17 acres of urban blight in west Baltimore into a state of the art 37,500 square foot processing facility that is in accordance with the Baltimore Green Building Code.
The space holds some Baltimore city history as well, as it was the former location of the Maryland Glass Corporation factory site where cobalt blue bottles and jars for Bromo Seltzer and Noxzema were produced until 1980.
The processing facility and its surrounding developed property has turned a neglected forgotten area of Baltimore back into the thriving, productive, proud space that it once was.
Since the acquisition of the company by the Fine family in 1990, Holly Poultry has grown from a 20-employee operation, to more than 300 employees to date. Holly Poultry provides opportunity for upward mobility and economic inclusion that is so incredibly important to Baltimore City.
In addition to being a stable option for employment, Holly Poultry is committed to giving back to the community. Each month Holly donates approximately 8,000 pounds of poultry to local churches and non profits to feed the hungry in Baltimore city. In September 2018 the company donated 160,000 pounds of poultry to the community.
Holly Poultry and its subsidiaries move in excess of 100 million pounds of processed chicken annually, serving 100’s of customers on the east coast and beyond daily.