New Washington County-owned business helps move cargo, freight

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Capital Region businesses looking to transport their products around the region or across North America have a new locally-owned carrier to call on.

Magnet Transport Group, based in Kingsbury in Washington County, provides cargo and freight solutions to businesses of all types and sizes, and has a particular expertise carrying oversized loads.

Magnet is a partnership of longtime local entrepreneur Mark Miller and his stepson, Drew Trombley. 

Miller was a long-haul trucker more than 30 years ago, before founding Performance Industrial, the Capital Region commercial and industrial cleaning, painting and flooring system contractor, which he sold to his son and daughter-in-law before starting Magnet. Trombley has been driving professionally for several years.

Miller says he saw an opportunity for a new local carrier when he saw more and more businesses relying on freight brokers to schedule their shipments.

“Why would they go through all that when they could just call a local trucking company and work directly with the owners?” Miller said. “Magnet’s motto is, ‘Exactly as promised, the first time, on time, every time. Period.'”

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