Steve Lipin / Gemma Hart
BUCHANAN, Mich. — September 29, 2011— XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: XPO), a leading provider of non-asset based, third-party logistics in the transportation industry, has been recognized by Whirlpool Corporation for the quality of the expedited services provided by its Express-1, Inc. business unit. Express-1 was named Special Services Supplier of the Year at Whirlpool Corporation’s recent 2011 Supply Chain Meeting in St. Joseph, Mich.
Jeff Curry, president of Express-1, said, "We are honored to be recognized for excellence by one of the largest shippers in North America. Strong customer relationships are vitally important in this business. Our intense commitment to Whirlpool is a reflection of the value we place on this partnership."
Kevin O'Meara, senior director of logistics for Whirlpool Corporation, said, "We value partners who are known for and display operational excellence in everything they do. This clearly defines Express-1."
Express-1 is the fifth largest U.S. expedited freight service provider, according to The Journal of Commerce.
A second XPO Logistics business unit, Bounce Logistics, Inc., was recognized at the same event for its participation in the Habitat for Humanity Gifts in Kind program. Bounce Logistics provides Whirlpool with premium truckload brokerage services.
About XPO Logistics, Inc.
Founded in 1989, XPO Logistics, Inc. is a non-asset-based, third-party logistics services provider that uses a network of relationships with ground, sea and air carriers to find the best transportation solutions for its customers. The company offers its services through three distinct business units: Express-1, Inc. (expedited transportation solutions); Concert Group Logistics, Inc. (domestic and international freight forwarding); and Bounce Logistics, Inc. (premium truckload brokerage). XPO Logistics serves more than 4,000 retail, commercial, manufacturing and industrial customers through six U.S. operations centers and 23 agent locations. In 2010, the company completed more than 144,000 transactions for customers and generated revenues of approximately $158 million. http://www.xpocorporate.com