Presence in Brokerage Hub of Northwest Arkansas Provides Greater Access to Logistics Talent and Strategic Customers, Greater Opportunity to Expand Capabilities
AURORA, Ill., and BENTONVILLE, Ark. - October 11, 2011 - Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.’s (NYSE:CNW) operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced it has opened a new branch office in Bentonville, Ark., at 609 Southwest 8th Street, Suite 355. This is the fourth Con-way Multimodal location in addition to operations in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Portland, Ore.; and Aurora Ill. Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments.
Currently, one manager and three employees are serving customers out of the 1,600-square-foot facility, with plans to have between 12 and 15 employees on staff by the end of 2012.
“Establishing a presence in Bentonville aligns perfectly with our growth goals as a company, allowing us to build and expand relationships with strategic customers and their suppliers,” said Tommy Barnes, president, Con-way Multimodal. “This location provides access to graduates of the University of Arkansas, which offers one of the most prestigious logistics programs in the country, and brokers with greater experience in both flatbed and refrigerated—two transportation modes we’re looking to build and expand. Overall, there are more brokerage companies in Northwest Arkansas than in many larger regions—it was critical for us to gain visibility there. ”
In addition to providing customers with access to third-party carrier services, Con-way Multimodal customers can also take advantage of synergies with Menlo Worldwide Logistics and its sister companies, Con-way Freight and Con-way Truckload.
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About Con-way Multimodal
Con-way Multimodal, a division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, provides expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business, focusing on flexible, efficient capacity solutions for the marketplace. Con-way Multimodal complements Menlo’s best in class 3PL and 4PL services for large customers by offering leverage and personal attention to small- and medium-sized buyers of logistics. Through its network of more than 15,000 carriers, Con-way Multimodal arranges resources to meet the capacity needs of its shippers using over-the-road, intermodal, dry van, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation solutions. The Portland, Ore.-based company is an operating unit of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.