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HAE Denver: Stewarding the Family Business

  • Daniels Fund 101 Monroe Street Denver, CO, 80206 United States (map)

The business world is full of apocryphal tales about many family businesses going from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. However, Merritt Family Enterprise is different.

You may not have heard of Merritt Family Enterprise as it maintains a low profile, but it’s a brand name in the trucking and trailer business. That’s no big surprise, as the family has been innovating on how to move food and most everything else for nearly 70 years.

And Taylor Merritt (HBS '16) Chairman and CEO of Merritt Family Enterprise is spearheading its future.

Join us to hear Taylor share how Merritt is successfully navigating the enterprise through the third generation, their growth story and where the companies are headed next.

This event is sponsored by Kutak Rock

The Merritt Journey

The original company was started as a small automotive and welding shop in 1951 by Taylor Merritt’s grandparents in Portland, Oregon. By the end of the 1960s, the company was making a wide range of livestock trailers (“bull haulers”) and commodity trailers (“hoppers”). The company relocated to Denver in the 1970s.

Tickets: $40. RSVP

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