A. Duie Pyle to celebrate 85th anniversary

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During the 2008 National Industrial Transportation League’s (NITL) TransComp Exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., A. Duie Pyle announced plans for the celebration of its 85th anniversary next year.

At the top of the list of celebratory activities will be the unveiling of a newly redesigned and revitalized website in the first quarter of 2009. “We’re marking this company milestone with a reinvigorated website that will give our customers the tools and information they need to move their shipments in the most cost-efficient way possible,” says Peter Latta, owner and chairman of the West Chester, Pa.-based company.

The new website follows the introduction in 2008 of a new company logo with the tagline promise “Pyle People Deliver.” Latta says the new branding program communicates the company’s 85-year commitment to providing service first and foremost to its new and longtime customers. “We’re proud, of course, of our long history of service, but we also are excited to look ahead at the growth opportunities we see before us,” he says.

Also on the list of anniversary activities will be the publication of the company’s first full-length history book, going back to 1924 when Alexander Duie Pyle of Coatesville, Pa., first opened his business with one man and one truck. The business has been owned and operated continuously by the Pyle family; today, it employs 2,000 people working in 16 service centers and seven commercial warehouses throughout the Northeast. “We’ve remained true to our grandfather’s commitment to service and integrity, and each generation has tried to guide the company to new levels of service and innovation,” Latta says.