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Purolator USA Opens New Gateway into Canada

Monday, January 17, 2005

Author By : Purolator

NEWBURGH, N.Y., January 17, 2005 – Purolator U.S.A.'s northbound distribution business from the U.S. is taking flight with a new gateway terminal located at Stewart Air Force Base in Newburgh, New York.


As Purolator U.S.A.'s first major induction center in the northeast, the Newburgh terminal (located approximately 75 miles north of New York City) began operations in the fall of 2004, and acts as the main gateway into Canada from northeastern, mid-Atlantic and parts of southeastern U.S.


"With Purolator U.S.A.'s current initiative to expand our east coast coverage, Newburgh is a great facility situated in a prime location," says John Sweeney, Vice President, Service Quality for Purolator U.S.A.


As with all Purolator U.S.A. operations, the Newburgh team focuses on the distribution of expedited small packages, less than truckload and full truckload services, alliances with other distribution and logistics companies, transportation management services, and mail and parcel services. Newburgh also provides expert Canadian customs service.


During the terminal's initial operation, one linehaul trailer was all that was needed to transport shipments to Purolator's Martin Grove terminal (located in Toronto, ON) for distribution. Today, it's not uncommon for two linehaul trailers to make the journey. Newburgh's significant growth is expected to increase substantially over the coming year.


In addition to the daily linehaul connections, Newburgh also sends an air charter into Purolator's Hamilton Airport consisting of shipments from two major clients.


Purolator U.S.A., Inc., a part of Canada's largest distribution company, has the people, resources and customized solutions businesses need to fulfill the expectations of their Canadian customers — from package delivery to integrated supply chain management. The company's broad and dynamic offering of allied distribution and logistics services include: Canada Direct Freight, Trade Solutions, Small Package Delivery, Returns Management, and TMS Programs, may be used alone, or in combination to optimize a distribution network.


Backed by the strength of Purolator Courier Ltd., the company has access to an extensive service network, with over 12,500 employees, including 4,000 couriers, and 140 operations locations. Purolator processes over 5.5 million shipments each week for destinations across Canada and around the world.


Media Contact:
Christie Flanagan
U.S. Marketing
Purolator USA, Inc.

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