Foundation Park adds expanding trucking company

A fast-growing local transport company has purchased an 8-acre site in Foundation Park and plans to consolidate its Sioux Falls operations into a 5,600 square foot office and a new 17,500 square foot mechanical shop in the northwest Sioux Falls development park.


Dakota Carriers runs 70 trucks, with 63 employees and 21 owner-operators from two current Sioux Falls locations at 4000 N. National Avenue and 3405 W. Hovland Drive. But according to company owners Tim and Lisa Schenk, the new site in Foundation Park will allow the business to expand, with space available for 150 trucks. The trucking firm hauls loads for a variety of regional companies, including StarMark Cabinetry, Smithfield and Blue Bunny.


Tim Schenk said that freight hauling in the Sioux Falls region is a growth industry. The Dakota Carriers location in Foundation Park was chosen because of its easy access to Interstates 29 and 90, crossroads to the nation’s highway infrastructure. With construction slated to begin soon, the company plans to be operational in its Foundation Park facility this October.


Dakota Carriers’ office and shop will be built on a new cul-de-sac not far from the nearly complete Win Chill distribution center. The land sale to Dakota Carriers and the construction of Diane Circle will allow the Sioux Falls Development Foundation to market additional 5 and 6-acre sites in Foundation Park, according to vice president Dean Dziedzic.


“The beauty of Foundation Park for the growth of Sioux Falls is the flexibility we have in the size of the available sites,” he said. “We have consistent demand for smaller parcels in addition to our on-going conversations on larger projects. The Dakota Carriers site development opens up a section of the park for a wide range of new company locations. We’re facilitating the growth of a strong local company while providing opportunities for other businesses to plan their futures in Foundation Park.”


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