Daily Sentinel sells its delivery service

American Courier Corp. has acquired delivery service Sentinel Express from The Daily Sentinel.

Aside from the name sewn on the uniforms, little will change about Sentinel Express under the American Courier name. Many Sentinel Express drivers plan to stay with the company, and delivery services and coverage areas in western Colorado will remain the same, along with the location of the service’s headquarters in The Daily Sentinel building at 734 S. Seventh St.

“It’s going to be a smooth transition, I think,” said Bud Schmock, who has run Sentinel Express with wife, Jacqui, since its inception in the summer of 2008.

Lincoln, Neb.-based American Courier provides delivery, distribution and warehousing services in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Iowa. The company has hubs in Denver and Casper, Wyo., and is the only delivery service in Colorado that offers coverage across the entire state.

American Courier has offered service in western Colorado for years, President Ken Bartholomew said, but this is the first time the company will have an office location here.

Bartholomew said his goal in buying Sentinel Express is to help the 31-year-old courier company expand.

“We’re continuing to expand our service offerings around the entire state,” he said. “We plan to have the same operations and expand distribution and the technology we use.”


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