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June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today dedicated its new 65-door service center in
Lumberton, N.C. Attended by local dignitaries, customers, government and company officials, the ceremony showcased the facility's expanded capabilities to provide fast, reliable and safe freight transportation services for customers.
The new facility is located at 4715 West 5th Street and features a 25,000-square-foot dock with 65 loading doors. It will have the capacity to process higher shipment volumes, servicing an expanded regional footprint that combines smaller operations in
Florence, S.C., and
Wilmington, N.C., into a larger, modern and more efficient single facility.
Lumberton is a key asset for our network given its strategic location on I-95's major north-south corridor. The additional capacity and modern design of this facility also provides room for growth, operational flexibility and opportunity to increase efficiencies," said
Tom Clark, senior vice president of operations for Con-way Freight. "As we grow our business with customers in the
Greater Lumberton area, we intend to expand our workforce and bring more jobs to this community."
"The new Con-way Freight facility represents an important economic investment in the
Lumberton community," said Mayor
Raymond B. Pennington. "Not only will the new facility create local jobs, it also underscores that
Lumberton is a vital transportation hub for freight moving north and south."
Con-way employs 95 local residents out of the
Lumberton service center in positions such as driver sales representative, customer service, sales, and freight operations and management, serving over 2,500 local businesses. The
Lumberton facility is one of seven Con-way Freight service centers in
North Carolina. The facility is strategically located halfway between
New York City and
Miami, and close to Interstate Highway 95, enabling service in two days or less to cities as far north as
Bangor, Maine; south to
Miami; and west to
Kansas City, Kan.
Additionally, Con-way Freight will soon open a company-operated driver training school in
Lumberton. The school is designed to help the company fulfill its needs for qualified, skilled driver sales representatives. The program, which is offered at nearly 90 Con-way Freight locations nationwide, provides classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training designed to prepare students with the necessary training, skills and education to earn a commercial driver's license and embark on a successful career as a professional Con-way Freight truck driver.
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www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroomAbout Con-way FreightCon-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of 425 service centers in
the United States,
Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across
North America and through Global LTL
TM delivery in
the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container load (LCL) ocean shipments from
Asia through its OceanGuaranteed
® service; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and
Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect
SM; and domestic offshore transportation to
Puerto Rico. Based in
Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP-, ACE- and CSA-certified.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a
$5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit
SOURCE Con-way Freight