Our History


Gypsum Timeline

1976

1976

1976 - Founded Sister Company, Gypsum Wholesalers Inc., Syracuse, NY

1978

1978

1978 - Established Gypsum Express dba John Wight

1985

1985

1985 - Gypsum Express Ltd. Incorporated NYS

1992

1992

1992 - Expanded to New Location - Baldwinsville, NY. New Terminal & Maintenance Facility

1998

1998

1998 - New Corporate Headquarters: Radisson Industrial Park, Baldwinsville, NY

2000

2000

2000 - First Indiana Terminal Established in Kouts, moved to DeMotte, Indiana in 2005

2003

2003

2003 - Big Red Towing established: Syracuse, NY: In House Towing Service

2004

2004

2004 - Established Savannah, GA Terminal

2005

2005

2005 - Established Aliquippa, PA Terminal

2007

2007

2007 - New York Maintenance Facility: Loop Rd, Baldwinsville, NY

2007

2007

2004 - Established Silvergrove, KY Terminal, moved to Carrollton, KY in 2007

2008

2008

2008 - Established Shadyside, OH Terminal

2010

2010

2010 - Established Shoals, IN Terminal

2011

2011

2011 - Established Waukegan, IL Terminal

2011

2011

2011 - Established Fairless Hills, PA Terminal, moved to - Bensalem, IN 2013

2012

2012

2012 - Established Georgetown, SC Terminal

2014

2014

2014 - Established Danville, VA Terminal

2014

2014

2014 - Established Michigan City, IN Terminal

2014

2014

2014 - Established Vanlue, OH Terminal

2015

2015

2015 - Established Hillsdale, IN Terminal

Gypsum Express Ltd is a success story based on principles of hard work, honesty, and customer service.

John Wight grew up in Oswego, NY, the son of a chicken farmer. His father owned Wight’s White Eggs and taught John early to “Give value to your customers and they will come back for more.” The principles of hard work, honesty, and customer service are the foundation for John’s amazing success. 

John opened Gypsum Wholesalers in 1976 with a pickup truck and borrowed trailer. By 1982 his building supply business was growing faster than suppliers could service – so Gypsum Express was started with a single tractor and a flatbed trailer. 

John’s love of trucks and his determination to take control of the transportation needs of Gypsum Wholesalers lead to the incorporation of Gypsum Express Ltd in 1985. John’s reputation for great service became well known and companies were soon calling him to haul their loads. 

Today John will still get in his tractor to deliver loads when needed and will frequently take the first delivery for a new customer. Our drivers know the “owner” is also a “driver” and can understand their concerns; and there has always been an open door policy at Gypsum Express Ltd for employees and customers alike. 

Gypsum Express Ltd today has 650+ Tractors, with 14 terminals located in ten states and over 750 employees. 

We are committed to providing outstanding service to our customers, which will in turn guarantee our continued success. 

Our growth is based on our Customers’ success!

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A Letter from our President

Welcome to the Gypsum Express Ltd website,

Take the time to look at our locations, our people and our equipment. You will learn that we are a company that takes great pride in the work we do and our employees that do it. 

Our slogan is “Our Drivers Make the Difference” because it is our drivers that represents our Company both on the road and at our Customer sites. We make every attempt to hire the best and once hired work together for our mutual success. 

A trucking company is made up of both equipment and people. You will see from this website that we have a fleet of tractors to be proud of, but more importantly the people we hire become our most valuable assets. 

I am dedicated to the success of Gypsum Express and you may see me driving my tractor pulling doubles along the NYS Thruway or delivering the first load to a new customer. It is important to me to know what my customers’ special needs are and what my drivers face while on the road. 

Gypsum Express Ltd. has been operating since 1982 and has fourteen terminals located along the Eastern Seaboard and the Mid-West of our great country. 

You have shown your interest by coming to this website. I encourage you to take the time to look around and fill out an application. You can also use the contact us button to send us an e-mail. 

John Wight
President / Owner 

JW