Arnold Benedict, Founder Benedict Enterprises, Inc. is a family-owned business that was started in 1963 by Arnold and Elizabeth Benedict. It began with two tractors and three trailers in an office on Home Avenue, on the west side of Dayton, Ohio. Equipment was leased to one trucking company named Columbus and Chicago Truck Lines in Vandalia, Ohio.

Over the years, Arnold and Elizabeth grew the company to include road trailers and tractors that were leased and/or rented, and eventually a large container inventory. Our corporate offices have moved to numerous locations around the Dayton area over the years. In 1970 they settled in Monroe, Ohio and are still located there today.

In the early 1970s, BEI became involved with the railroad industry. Mr. Benedict came up with the thought that oil tankers could pull directly up to the trains on the tracks and refuel them, quickly and efficiently, to continue on their trip. This was an ingenious idea that saved the railroad industry vast amounts of time and became very successful for Benedict Enterprises. Involvement with the railroad soon broke off to form its own entity, BEI Refueling, which fuels trains at a number of different sites through Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is a successful and growing business under the Benedict Enterprises Corporation. In recent years, our company has added an additional line of business, that of hauling wet and dry bulk lime.

Sadly, in 2012 Mr. Benedict passed away, leaving Benedict Enterprises, Inc. in the hands of his family members, Elizabeth Benedict, Ed and Lisa Staples and a very qualified group of employees. As a team, we have all been working hard to handle decisions and run the business just as Mr. Benedict would, with honesty, integrity and hard work. Although we will always miss Mr. Benedict, we know our company is in good hands and is ready to take business into future generations.