July 18 2018

Kingsgate Logistics is a Semi-Finalist for the 19th Annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards.

Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati, Ohio 7/18/2018 – Kingsgate is a non-asset based third-party logistics provider, proudly owned and operated by three generations of the Beckham/Barnett family for over 30 years. Founded in October 1986 by Merry and Tom Beckham and now owned by the second generation. Kingsgate has remained grounded by three fairly basic principles – hard work, exemplary service and the highest integrity, but are continually advancing with investments in quality staff, technology, and communications. A 2010 and 2017 award winner of the Goering Center award, this is the fourth time Kingsgate has been nominated for this honor.

“Kingsgate Logistics is honored to receive this nomination from the Goering Center for the second year in a row,” said Jeff Beckham, Partner. “We are proud to see our growth remaining family-owned for over 30 years and Kingsgate’s owning partners truly appreciate how the Goering Center recognizes the positive impact family businesses have on work culture. Kingsgate has worked to foster a family-oriented culture and looks to continue sharing growth and success with the Kingsgate Family for many years to come.”

As a semi-finalist, Kingsgate Logistics will be further evaluated by an independent panel of judges who will be looking at the breakthroughs and accomplishments that distinguished their business – and the Cincinnati region – in 2018.

The 2018 Goering Center Family & Private Business Award winners will be announced at the awards gala this fall at the JACK Cincinnati Casino on September 11, 2018.  This annual recognition program, in its 19th year, honors Cincinnati regional businesses that exemplify the best in family and private business practices.  Each year nearly 500 businesses are nominated for these awards and from those nominees, 75 semi-finalists are selected.

Three awards will be presented in each of two divisions: family business and private business. Additionally, the 2018 Goering Center Hall of Fame winner and the Baldwin Volunteer of the Year will both be celebrated, and the Goering Center will recognize its second annual Rising Leader – one of nine emerging leaders who are shaping the future of Cincinnati businesses. The Goering Center will also pay special tribute to its founder and benefactor, John Goering.

Established in 1989, the Goering Center for Family & Private Business serves more than 400 members, making it the country’s largest university-based educational non-profit for family and private businesses. The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Affiliation with the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, provides access to a vast resource of business programming and expertise. Through this affiliation, Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success.


Media Contact:

Hannah Tobin

Marketing Specialist

Kingsgate Logistics

About Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC

Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC is a third-party transportation and logistics firm founded in October 1986 on three fairly basic principles; hard-work, exemplary service and the highest levels of integrity. Kingsgate provides total supply-chain solutions to a broad range of customers throughout North America. For more information about Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC, visit or call (513) 874-7447.

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