Green Mountain Messenger is now Vital Delivery Solutions: Acquires General Courier of Maine

July 2021 – Vital Delivery Solutions (VDS), until recently known as Green Mountain Messenger, has rebranded to more accurately represent the comprehensive scope of its services and its continued growth in the Northeast.

In addition to the new name, VDS has expanded its footprint and capabilities with the purchase of General Courier in Portland, Maine. General Courier began in 1976, providing dependable same-day delivery services for the Portland area. Over the years, their fleet and number of employees increased as “the General’s” region grew to include New England. With this acquisition, VDS builds its presence throughout New England and the Northeast.

Since 1987, VDS has provided critical same-day and next-day delivery for its customers in markets as varied as health care, banking, home deliveries, blood banks, pharmacies and more. Building its reputation as a dedicated customer-based company, VDS seeks new opportunities and markets with which to provide the best service possible. For more information about Vital Delivery Solutions, visit www.shipvds.com or our investments page.

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Dave Schneider is a partner with River Birch. Dave, a Connecticut native, has been investing in middle market companies for over 20 years, working closely with owners and management teams to grow their business.