Con-way Multimodal set to open up new office in Dallas market
December 01, 2011 - LM Editorial
Freight transportation services provider Con-way Inc. recently announced that Con-way Multimodal, a subsidiary of Con-way’s Menlo Worldwide Logistics group, will open a new branch office in Frisco, Texas, a Dallas suburb, on December 5.
This unit of Con-way focuses on arranging third-party services for over-the-road intermodal, flatbed, heavy-haul, and specialized transport for freight shipments, according to company officials. This new office is the unit’s fifth, with other offices in Bentonville, Ark., Ann Arbor, Michigan; Portland, Oregon; and Aurora, Illinois.
Con-way officials said that this new office will be staffed by one manager and six employees. The office, which is 6,800 square-feet, will have 40-to-45 employees by the end of 2015, they said.
Con-way Multimodal President Tommy Barnes told LM that as part of the unit’s growth, Con-way Multimodal is assessing its customer base as well as the potential for recruiting top talent.
“Dallas was a natural fit for us based on our existing customers and the access to top notch logistics personnel and education programs,” he said. “We currently serve Dallas through our existing network of brokers and agents.”
Barnes said that for its existing customers, this new location gives Con-way Multimodal the opportunity to have a closer presence and the ability to maintain key relationships.
“The Dallas market has a very diverse, growing base of shippers and customers, and we believe the scope of services that Con-way Multimodal offers can benefit them,” he said. “Having a local presence will give customers a day-to-day contact that knows and understands the Dallas market. Con-way Multimodal’s experience and expertise in handling over-the-road, Intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transport shipments is a good fit for the Dallas market.”
Within the year, Barnes said Con-way Multimodal expects to serve more than 1,000 customers in the Dallas market.
And in terms of the biggest competitive advantages this new location offers up to Con-way, Barnes said that as part of the Con-way family, Con-way Multimodal is able to take advantage of synergies with Menlo Logistics, Con-way Freight and Con-way Truckload. This, he said, allows Con-way Multmodal to leverage procurement, systems and processes and when combined with the service and expertise of our local staff, it is positioned to provide customers with flexible and efficient transportation services.
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