Frozen Food Express Industries Inc. announced the opening of a new service center in Burlington, N.J., in an effort to expand service and increase capacity in the intra-Northeast temperature-controlled less-than-truckload market. The company says the 80,000-square-foot warehousing and distribution center will provide substantial freezer, cooler and dry storage space.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to better meet the needs of our customers,” says John Hickerson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Dallas-based Frozen Food Express. “This regionalized operation will offer existing customers in the Northeast the consistent, high-quality and specialized service they have come to expect, and provide new customers with the superior service only an asset-based company can provide. This expansion, coupled with the industry-leading technology in Web tracking and tracing employed, will allow FFE to be able to offer an unparalleled ability to serve customers in these regions.”
Service schedules are in place for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, according to the company. “This represents our continued commitment to invest in our company and our infrastructure, and our commitment to our customers to provide the highest-quality and most reliable service product in the competitive marketplace,” says Russell Stubbs, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “It is one of several ongoing initiatives to build for the future.”