AVERITT NAMED 2009 CARRIER OF THE YEAR BY ELMER'S® PRODUCTS

Posted by Averitt Express on April 16, 2010
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2010) — Averitt Express was recently honored with the 2009 Carrier of the Year award from Elmer’s Products. The presentation took place at Elmer’s Products' distribution facility in Statesville, NC.

Averitt was presented with the award in recognition of its efforts to uphold Elmer’s Products' high service standards. The award is based on criteria such as service, performance and competitiveness.

According to Tom Campbell, transportation manager for Elmer’s Products, Averitt’s ability to meet stringent requirements when shipping to Walmart, Elmer’s Products' largest customer, also played a role in determining Averitt as a recipient of the award.

“At a time when superior service, consistent performance and competitiveness are absolutely required to meet the demands of our customers, Averitt has consistently been a valued partner to Elmer’s,” said Campbell. “There were many times throughout the year when Averitt was challenged to meet our requirements, especially regarding shipments to Walmart, and they did every time.”

ABOUT ELMER’S PRODUCTS

Elmer’s® Products, Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been a trusted brand and industry leader for more than 60 years. Elmer’s produces a variety of well-known adhesives, arts and crafts, educational and office products for use at home, school or business. Elmer’s branded products are developed to provide project solutions and to fulfill the consumer’s inherent needs to create, build and learn. Elmer’s also markets the number one instant adhesive in the U.S., Instant Krazy Glue®, X-ACTO®, a leader in innovative cutting blades, knives and office supply products, and Bienfang® graphic arts products. With recent acquisitions, James Galt & Co. Ltd., an international children’s arts and crafts and activity products company, Scientific Explorer™, creator and distributor of science-based educational products for children, GiddyUp™, producer of licensed arts and crafts products for children, and ColorLoco™, maker of Blendy Pens, are each a division of Elmer’s Products, Inc. For more information visit www.elmersbrands.com.

ABOUT AVERITT EXPRESS

Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.

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