Con-way Multimodal opens new office in Chicago area

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Updated Nov 19, 2010

Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.’s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, announced it has opened a new office in Aurora, Ill., at 2759 N. Eola Road. Located within Menlo’s existing facility, the new branch office complements the company’s operations in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Portland, Ore.

Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy-haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments. Currently, Con-way Multimodal’s president and vice president, as well as five brokers, work out of the space, which has the flexibility for expansion. The company plans to hire additional brokers by year’s end.

“Our new location in Aurora brings us closer to our customer base in the central U.S., and positions our business within one of the nation’s largest and most active transportation hubs,” says Tommy Barnes, president of Con-way Multimodal. “Chicago is a location we can leverage from both a talent and brokerage industry perspective. We look forward to bringing our customers the latest industry tools and technology to meet their needs, while taking advantage of synergies with Menlo Worldwide Logistics and its sister companies.”