In this month’s edition of the American Expediting Company Blog, we will share a story that was run in the Pittsburgh newspapers about our company military support initiatives. In December, we received the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Organization. Basically, we help those servicepersons who do work on behalf of our company, and their family members who are full time employee’s. It is our belief that it is no accident that our company continues to expand. We offer great service, fair pricing, and find ways to give back to the country.
Since the opening of our office in Boston last fall, American Expediting has continued its expansion. In January we opened our first office in the state of Colorado. Running the Denver facility is Georgia Garcia, a veteran of the air and ground freight industry. Her achievements servicing ground expedited customers for Mach 1, and for air expedited freight customers for major airlines made this a perfect fit for our company. Georgia and her husband more recently transplanted to the Denver area from warm and sunny Arizona, so they can follow their passion for bowling and open up a bowling center.
Also opening up in January is our Portland, Oregon remote station. Finding an increased need for same day and rush moves of critical parts from Portland to Seattle, our manager for the Seattle office, Phil McInerney, began piecing together a game plan for his customers. Since he’s placed local drivers in Portland, we have seen an increase in jobs for Aircraft on Ground (AOG) pickups originating out of Portland and delivering in Seattle (SEA), as well as local Portland-to-Portland hot shot moves for spare parts.
We would also like to introduce our March 1st opening in Rochester, NY. When one of our seasoned dispatchers, Chuck DeLella, came to inform the company that he and his pregnant wife were moving back home to Rochester to be closer to family, we found the opportunity too good to pass up. Having serviced the Rochester area for many years through an agent-partner, we had an already existing base of customers. Having grown up in the area, Chuck has a comprehensive understanding of the market, as well as connections with local drivers and businesses.
As we welcome back our servicemen and women from the Middle East, let’s also welcome Georgia and Chuck to our every expanding courier company. For a full listing of American Expediting Company office locations, or a free cost-savings evaluation, please contact your local representative, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.