About Clausen Companies

Warehousing - Trucking | Clinton, IA

Quality First • Safety Always

Our History

Established in 1957 by Harold Clausen, Clausen Companies is dedicated to providing quality products and services in a conscientious, professional manner. With only $300 of capital and three employees, Harold laid the foundation for the company to succeed. A small sheet metal shop for hand fabricating HVAC ductwork fittings and parts and selling Premier brand furnaces began the Clausen Companies legacy.

 Now, more than 60 years since inception, the company boasts two successful divisions of operation and a workforce in excess of 120 employees. Maintaining the strong work ethic and values of years past, Clausen Companies has succeeded by holding in highest regard the needs of its customers, employees, and suppliers.

Clausen Companies Timeline

  • 1957: Clausen Supply Co. (our former name) opens their doors for the first time with a focus on HVAC Supply
  • 1981: The company starts its second division – Warehousing
  • 1984: Based on growing needs of warehousing clients, the third division is formed – Trucking
  • 2001: The company recognizes the need for semi-skilled and skilled labor in local industry. As a result, the fourth division of the company is formed – Staffing.
  • Today: The two divisions of Clausen Companies – Trucking and Warehousing – continue to serve local, national, and international clients
Clausen Companies Trucking


Clausen Trucking: Reliable Nationwide Transportation Solutions for Over 60 Years

For more than six decades, Clausen Companies has been dedicated to evolving and meeting the evolving needs of our diverse customer base. Clausen Trucking stands as a reliable partner, serving local and national businesses with exceptional distribution and transportation services. Whether it’s dry bulk utilizing our vacuum pneumatic trailers or dry van freight, our cost-effective transportation solutions prioritize both time and money savings for you, our valued customer.

Located in Clinton, Iowa, our operational hub is managed by seasoned transportation specialists. Their primary goal is to ensure the secure and timely delivery of your shipments, without fail. With an overnight delivery capacity within a 600-mile radius, our extensive service area encompasses over 75 million people.

Our entire fleet, exclusively owned by Clausen Trucking, boasts cutting-edge technology and undergoes meticulous in-house maintenance. This approach guarantees optimal performance on the road and during the loading/unloading process. By maintaining our equipment internally, we minimize service delays and disruptions, ensuring a seamless experience for our customers.

In the heavily regulated trucking industry, safety remains our top priority. We extensively train our drivers, demanding the highest levels of competence. Our motto, “Quality First, Safety Always,” encapsulates our unwavering commitment.

Services Offered:

  • Food Grade Dry Bulk Delivery
  • Pneumatic and Vacuum Pneumatic Trailers
  • General Commodities
  • Dry Freight Delivery
  • 48’ & 53’ Air Ride Dry Vans
  • Flatbeds
  • Rail Car Loading/Unloading
  • Rail Car Storage

At Clausen Trucking, we believe that fostering good customer relations is the foundation for building enduring customer loyalty.

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Clausen Companies Warehousing


Clausen Warehousing: Your Trusted Business Partner for Tailored 3PL Solutions

Building Lasting Partnerships

We’re not just another 3PL service provider; we’re dedicated business partners. Our longstanding collaborations with Fortune 500 companies, both domestically and internationally, are rooted in personalized service. We understand that every client is unique, with specific needs shaping our valued partnerships.

Tailored Solutions for Your Business

To meet your distinctive business requirements, we customize our facilities and train our team to be an innovative warehouse force. Clausen Warehousing empowers companies to tighten control over their distribution operations, effectively manage costs, and elevate customer service.

Ensuring Quality and Integrity

Our facilities are fortified with 24/7 monitored sprinkler and fire systems, ensuring comprehensive protection. From non-food grade to food grade and sub-zero freezer space, Clausen Warehousing aligns with your commitment to product quality and integrity.

Comprehensive Service Offerings

We offer a wide array of services tailored to your needs, including:

  • Loading/Unloading
  • Cross Docking
  • Assembly
  • Repacking
  • Pick and Pack
  • Stretch Wrapping
  • Food Grade Storage
  • Sub-Zero Freezer
  • Fully Monitored Sprinkler/Fire Systems
  • Sanitation Program
  • Pallet Exchange
  • Rework/Salvaging/Sorting
  • Bulk Plastic Packaging
  • Gaylord Box/Bag
  • Bulk Transfers
  • RR Car to Truck
  • Truck to RR Car

Diverse Equipment Range

Our equipment inventory includes:

  • Forklifts: 3000 to 15,000 lb. Capacity
  • Standard Forks
  • Roll Grab
  • Push Pull
  • Squeeze Clamp
  • Bulk Transfers
  • Digital Scales


Clausen Companies Values


Safety is imperative to our success and the future of our company.  We continually work to improve protocol and procedures while providing our employees with the training, knowledge, and equipment to work safely.  Safety for our employees, customers, and motoring public will always remain our primary focus.  Our Company Moto has always been – Quality First, Safety Always.


  • Provide a safe working environment
  • Provide initial and ongoing safety training
  • Eliminate unsafe acts through corrective action
  • Insist on a safety commitment from all employees


We appreciate the success that this great country and community has allowed us to achieve, and we take the opportunity to donate our time and resources to help improve throughout.   We contribute along with our employees to the United Way, local schools, local social service agencies by providing free transportation and warehousing for disaster relief.


  • Encouraging Employees to contribute to local organizations through payroll deduction
  • Upholding a respectful image through our employees, equipment and facilities


Honesty and integrity are the foundation of our reputation.  We value and respect others by expressing appreciation and positively influencing those around us.


  • I take ownership for my actions
  • I am honest and transparent and understand the importance of “doing the right thing”
  • I recognize the dignity and worth of everyone
  • I acknowledge the diversity of needs, experiences, and talents of each person


By working together, we can achieve great results.  We share our knowledge, skills, and experiences to contribute to company and customer success.  We celebrate our successes and recognize our achievements.


  • I am a team player and work collaboratively with others
  • I am open to new ideas and understand the power of diversity
  • I embrace communicating effectively with my coworkers and customers


We are committed to continuously moving forward and improving with a balance of community stewardship, social responsibility and company economic growth.


  • All decisions will be made with the goal of improving the company, community and our employees.
  • We will support a culture of continuous employee improvement by proactively communicating concerns, offering solutions to problems, and embracing new processes and ideas.


Measure of excellence that delivers consistent value to customers, employees and the community thereby creating an environment in which the employees and company thrives. “Quality First Safety Always”


  • We will consistently deliver quality service by being flexible, responsive and professional to our customers and employees.
  • Our customers and employees will trust that we will always be respectful by showing a positive willing attitude of getting the job done right the first time.
  • We will always work to follow the A, B, C, D principle