Central Location in Aurora Establishes Strategic Presence in Key Transportation Market; Brings Nationwide Access to Services
AURORA, Ill. – November 18, 2010
Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.’s (NYSE: CNW) operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced it has opened a new office in Aurora, Ill., at 2759 North Eola Road. Located within Menlo’s existing facility, the new branch office complements the company’s operations in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Portland, Ore. Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments.
Currently, Con-way Multimodal’s president and vice president, as well as five brokers, work out of the space, which has the flexibility for expansion. The company plans to hire additional brokers by year’s end.
“Our new location in Aurora brings us closer to our customer base in the central U.S., and positions our business within one of the nation’s largest and most active transportation hubs,” said Tommy Barnes, president, Con-way Multimodal. “Chicago is a location we can leverage from both a talent and brokerage industry perspective. We look forward to bringing our customers the latest industry tools and technology to meet their needs, while taking advantage of synergies with Menlo Worldwide Logistics and its sister companies.”
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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 $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.