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Matheson Trucking Inc. to close permanently after 61 years in operation, per reports

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Sacramento, California-based U.S. postal contractor Matheson Trucking Inc. will shut down for good after decades in operation, according to reports.

Matheson Trucking Inc. and subsidiaries including Matheson Flight Extenders and Matheson Postal Services Inc. will officially shutter operations as of January 2024, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.

Earlier this week, news emerged that Matheson Flight Extenders would lay off 122 workers and permanently shutter facilities in Denver and Portland, Oregon.

Matheson Postal Services Inc. and Matheson Flight Extenders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2022 after losing multiple postal service contracts.

In August 2023, Matheson announced the layoffs of about 1000 workers in Massachusetts, Georgia and Maryland. In November 2023, the company announced the closure of two California facilities, resulting in 450 layoffs.

Matheson is a mail handling, transportation, and logistics company which contracts with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to process mail at various facilities throughout the United States.

The company that would become Matheson Trucking was founded by Robert and Carole Matheson in 1962 as water delivery company R.B. Matheson Trucking, Inc. out of Clayton, California.

In 1964, the Mathesons acquired Cuffman Company with assets that included two highway contract routes for the USPS, the company says. In 1966, Matheson earned its first USPS mail contract, transporting mail from Sacramento to Vacaville. In 1967, the USPS awarded Matheson with two additional California contracts.

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