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Business updates: Transportation

03/12/2010 12:34:49 PM
David Mitchell

Frontera Logistics adds services, offerings

Frontera Logistics, Edinburg, Texas, has formed a partnership with Border Cold Storage, Pharr, Texas, said Frontera’s director of logistics Mike Laws.

Laws said the companies combined forces late last year to offer integrated transportation and warehouse services, putting Frontera in the warehousing business expanding Border’s services to include transportation and logistics.

“It was a nice fit,” Laws said. “They receive it, and we ship it.”

Laws said Frontera Logistics plans to start implementing new software beginning in the in second quarter with plans to go live before end of third quarter.

The new software will enhance the company’s capability to handle additional freight and communicate better with customers, Laws said.

He said the software will give customers the ability to track the location of their freight, receive proof of delivery and place orders 24 hours a day.

As part of the upgrade, Frontera plans to launch a Web site, www.fronteralogisitics.com, by the end of March.

Lange brings two hires to Midwest staff

Joe Bathon has been named account manager for multi-modal services in the Midwest division of Lange Logistics, said Jeff Moore, vice president of sales for the Midwest region at Tom Lange Co. Inc.

“He has spent the last eight years in the transportation industry, specializing in intermodal services,” Moore said. “He has enabled us to extend other services to our existing over-the-road customers and brings excellent customer service skills.”

Lange also has added Justin Fujarski as an account manager for the company’s Midwest produce division, Moore said.

Fujarski, a recent graduate of Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo., is responsible for produce transportation, sweet potatoes and mixed vegetables, Moore said.

Sunrise Logistics shows significant growth

Sunrise Logistics Inc., Ephrata, Pa., enjoyed a 50% increase in sales last year, said vice president and general manager Rob Kurtz.

“It’s a fairly new company,” Kurtz said. “This is only our fourth year in operations. We’re moving out of the start-up phase and into growth mode.”

Senior business development manager Mike Janiszewski said Sunrise added  Port of Miami distribution serviceslast year.

The company, a subsidiary of Four Seasons Produce Inc., Ephrata, also increased its business at Northeastern ports.

“We store product in our warehouse for customers and make deliveries,” he said. 

TQL opens regional offices in Florida, N.C.

Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, opened regional offices in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., in January, said Kerry Byrne, executive vice president.

The nation’s sixth-largest freight brokerage also opened a regional office last year in Chicago.



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