Unishippers, 2595 E. 3300 South, the transportation services company that has franchises across the United States, had a record year in 1997 with 30 percent more shipments than in 1996.

Steven J. Nelson, president and chief executive officer, said the company billed $156.1 million in 1997 through 11.3 million shipments compared with billings of $114.5 million and 8.7 million shipments in 1996.Nelson said Unishippers' purpose is to help small to mid-size businesses get personalized services and the lowest possible price on shipping. The company purchases services at reduced prices through high volume and offers customers the savings.

The company utilizes the services of Airborne Express, TNT Express Worldwide, Sky Courier, BAX Global and Pilot Air Freight.