Company Will Sponsor Swim Race and Handle Logistics for Competition that Benefits Cohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—August 20, 2014 (James Street Media Services)—Kenco will make a big splash as a sponsor of the legendary IRONMAN® triathlon when it comes to Chattanooga this fall.
Kenco—a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment—will be the IRONMAN Chattanooga Swim Course presenting sponsor and will handle equipment and supply logistics for the event.
“Kenco is proud to help bring IRONMAN to Chattanooga for the first time,” said Senior Vice President Sean Coakley. “We are headquartered in a beautiful city with fantastic recreational opportunities, and we can’t wait to show it off to the IRONMAN athletes. Plus, our sponsorship is an inspiration for our own employees to stay active and fit.”
Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga to Benefit the Cohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is one of 17 North American IRONMAN triathlons and will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The event consists of: a 2.4-mile swim starting on the Tennessee River near the Kenco headquarters; a 112-mile bike ride from downtown Chattanooga to North Georgia—and back; and then the culminating 26.2-mile run around the scenic city. More than 2,000 athletes are expected for the event.
Many of Kenco’s 3,500 employees are getting into the spirit of IRONMAN with their own Full Distance Triathlon. Between May 1 and Sept. 28, employees at Kenco’s more than 90 locations across North America are working to complete 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and 26.2 miles of running. Those are the same distances that will be covered in the IRONMAN Chattanooga event; only the Kenco associates have three months—not just one day—to finish the challenge.
About Kenco Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management, and information technology—all engineered for Operational Excellence. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for more than 60 years. Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Learn more at www.kencogroup.com