SOURCE: Con-way Freight

July 15, 2008 11:08 ET

Con-way Freight Celebrates 20 Years of Growth and Expansion in West Virginia, 25th Anniversary of Nationwide Operations

BELLE, WV--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) -


WHAT:   Twenty-five years ago, Con-way Freight started as a new business
        venture in the U.S. freight transportation industry. In 1987, the
        company opened its first service center in West Virginia in
        Triadelphia. Today, Con-way Freight employs 167 West Virginia
        residents at 13 locations. Nationally, the company has become one
        of America's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carriers with
        more than 400 locations, some 20,000 total employees and a fleet of
        more than 32,000 tractors and trailers.

        Con-way Freight's 75 local employees will mark the company's silver
        anniversary and long history of growth in West Virginia with a
        celebration including a proclamation presented by West Virginia
        Governor Joe Manchin III. The company will also honor six of its
        West Virginia driver sales representatives -- four who recently
        reached million-mile safe driving milestones and two whose
        victories at the state level in West Virginia qualified them for
        the upcoming National Truck Driving Championships set for Houston
        Aug. 19-23, 2008.

WHO:    West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III

        Con-way Freight safety manager Bill Gregg
        Con-way Freight region manager Chris Bott

        Con-way Freight employees being recognized:
          Tim Bailey, National Truck Driving Championships qualifier,
           Straight Truck division
          Kenneth Grimmett, National Truck Driving Championships qualifier,
           5-Axle Flatbed division
          Steve Freitag, two-million-mile safe driver
          Jimmy Taylor, one-million-mile safe driver
          Larry Gorby, one-million mile safe driver
          Jay Sykes, one-million-mile safe driver

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 16, 2008
        8:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Con-way Freight
        1100 River East Drive
        Belle, WV

Con-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service through a network of more than 400 operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The company is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services provider.

Contact Information

  • To attend the event or to schedule interviews with Con-way Freight
    representatives, please contact:
    Belinda Donovan
    KG Partners
    207-773-0700, ext. 212
    bdonovan@kgmoment.com