When Tonnie Thompson started working at The Shippers Group in 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal and Gerald Ford became POTUS. Gas was only $.55 per gallon and a dozen eggs cost $.78. That year the Miami Dolphins defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Superbowl and The Godfather Part 2 was one of the year's most popular movies. During Tonnie's years at The Shippers Group a lot has changed but one thing that has remained consistent is Tonnie's work ethic and dedication to do his best work every day.
Every year The Shippers Group celebrates our nation’s independence with company-wide festivities around the 4th of July. This is a traditional event that associates look forward to year after year at The Shippers Group. Each location chooses how they want to celebrate -- many enjoying a cook-out of hamburgers and hot dogs, and some choosing a catered luncheon of their associates’ favorite fare.