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Menlo Worldwide Logistics

August 17, 2009 08:30 ET

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Opens Chicago-Area Export Facility

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has created an export logistics center for Caterpillar Inc. with the opening of a dedicated Midwest-area export logistics center in Joliet, Ill. Initial activities will occupy 202,000 square feet of the 350,000-square-foot building, allowing for future expansion.

"As soon as we started talking with Caterpillar, it was apparent that there is strong cultural and business alignment between our companies," said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "We share a commitment to Lean principles, and our core values are very similar. We know we can provide the speed, cost and quality they want."

Under the new relationship, Menlo will provide export consolidation services including receiving, export packaging and loading/shipping.

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

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