SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

November 26, 2007 17:10 ET

Composites One Selects Ryder for Logistics Services in China

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that Composites One, a leading distributor of composite materials to a number of growing industries including the boating industry, has selected Ryder for logistics and warehouse management services supporting their operations in China.

"China is an important market for us, and our ability to meet customers' needs quickly, efficiently and safely will contribute to our growth and success," said Don Hairhoger, President of Composites One's Asian operations. "We have selected Ryder to lead our Chinese supply chain operations based on their expertise and consistency implementing logistics operations of the highest standards."

Under the contract, Ryder acts as a lead logistics provider managing local logistics companies specializing in the safe handling of hazardous materials. Services provided by Ryder include operational management, logistics engineering, shipment planning and execution and a customized warehouse management system (WMS).

"Composites One has excelled as a leading distributor in the composites industry through a tradition of quality customer service -- supporting customers with product selection and on-time delivery," said Chris Woodward, Vice President and Managing Director of China for Ryder. "Ryder is honored to work with Composites One and looks forward to extending their industry leadership and tradition of quality throughout China."

                            About Composites One

Composites One is the nation's leading distributor of composite materials serving customers from over 33 stocking locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders over 1,000 different products from over 200 of the industry's top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value-added services that include customized logistics services, technical application reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance.

Composites One is headquartered in Arlington Hts., IL. For more information visit or call 800-621-8003.

                                 About Ryder

Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder ranks 362nd on the Fortune 500 and 1,458th on the Forbes Global 2000. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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