Dunavant Enterprises logistics firm expands offerings in La Porte

By Katherine Feser for the Houston Chronicle

Dunavant Enterprises, a global logistics firm based in Memphis, has formed a new division headquartered in La Porte that will lease transportation equipment to customers nationwide.

The Dunavant Logistics Leasing Group is based at 437 Independence Highway South. The group directly leases container chassis, trailers and other equipment to clients in the U.S. and Caribbean.

"Dunavant's formalized leasing entity resulted from growing customer demand, as well as our desire to continue to offer a comprehensive and coordinated operation," Richard McDuffie, chief operating officer of Dunavant said in a statement. 

Carlos Rodriguez will lead Dunavant Logistics Leasing Group as director of business development/equipment leasing. Stacie Garcia has been named equipment leasing manager.

Dunavant Enterprises has been growing in the Houston market. The company recently expanded its space in the Bay Area Business Park in Pasadena to handle more chemical warehousing.