North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Visits Transportation Impact

Emerald Isle, N.C. (August 23, 2016) – North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest visited the Crystal Coast on August 2 and made a stop at the new Transportation Impact headquarters in Emerald Isle.

Lt. Gov. Forest was treated to a tour of the supply chain management firm’s new facility, where he enjoyed the scenic views from the third floor restaurant, Caribsea, and the rooftop Torpedo Lounge. TI Co-Founder Travis Burt, along with the company’s leadership team, shared some history about the business and how it grew from the storage room of a local surf shop into the new state-of-the-art headquarters.

Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush and Carteret County Commissioner Jimmy Farrington also joined the group as they walked through TI’s new four-story home, sharing with Lt. Gov. Forest facts about the community and TI’s impact on the area.

During his visit, Lt. Gov. Forest learned about the innovative methods TI is using to help companies across the nation maximize their supply chain cost reduction. He also shared information of his own from the governor’s office regarding the current status of education issues, a topic about which he is exceptionally passionate.

“We were honored to host Dan at our new headquarters,” said Burt. “It was our pleasure to share our facility and community with him. Both he and TI share the same dedication towards education, so we were happy to hear about the advances his office is making statewide as we continue to try to help our local population through support of our local schools and scholarships.”


About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact is a supply chain spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in 2008, the company offers a portfolio of supply chain services and technologies that help large companies reduce the costs associated with small package and freight shipping. So far in 2016, TI has been named to the North Carolina Mid-Market FAST 40, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 and has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit


Media contact:
Lauren Edmondson
(252) 424-8418
8921 Crew Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594


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