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American West Takes Over Worldwide Logstics’ Services, Equipment And Facilities In State Of California

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John Naughton, Noah Brown, Reed Cullum

As of the first of the year, American West has assumed control of all the services, equipment and facilities of Worldwide Logistics in the state of California--making the family owned concern, repurchased just four months ago by its founder Josh Brown--the largest furniture carrier in the state.

As part of the latest move, American West will exclusively service all of Worldwide Logistics’ customers in the state of California for outbound shipping from California to all states across the country. American West has also entered into an agreement to service Worldwide Logistics’ East Coast customers shipping into California. Under the terms of the agreement, Worldwide Logistics will continue to act as a pick-up agent for American West, while American West will provide line-haul and all distribution within California using its own trucks and terminals. Customers will be billed directly by American West.

American West is also now servicing all of Worldwide Logistics’ pool distribution customers into the State of California, including major furniture and office furniture manufacturers. The company previously entered into a service agreement with Worldwide Logistics to service all pool distribution and 3PL customers in the state of Texas when Worldwide Logistics closed its Dallas facility last Fall.

According to Josh Brown, founder and chief executive officer of American West, the company has moved all of Worldwide Logistics’ Riverside, CA-based operations to the 285,000-square-foot American West facility in Ontario, CA.

“We are pleased to report that we have hired many of the employees from the Riverside facility, both as drivers and in key management positions,” Brown relates.  “Additionally, we have purchased Worldwide Logistics equipment from the six companies that were merged into Worldwide Logistics four years ago, including tractors and trailers from Four Truckers, Rudisell Transportation and KKW among others.”

He continues, “Unfortunately, we expect the current economic environment to continue adversely impacting the transportation industry as a whole, and we expect the contraction of the quality carrier base to continue. That said, we repurchased American West for cash, we carry no debt, and thanks to more than 20 years of experience in the business, we have grown the company into the largest furniture carrier in the State. We look forward to continuing to enhance and expand our services to the furniture industry as we move ahead, and to capitalizing on additional opportunities for growth as they arise.”

For more information about American West’s LTL services into or out of California, contact Noah Brown, vice president of the Western region at (909) 728-5458. For questions regarding distribution in the states of California or Texas, contact Reed Collum, vice president of the Eastern region at (817) 946-1516 or John Naughton, vice president of corporate development (909) 208-6884. For information regarding import and container devanning, or major client relationships, contact Josh Brown at (805) 235-5773.

ABOUT AMERICAN WEST: American West is a West-Coast based transportation company serving the continental U.S. and Canada and specializing in furniture transport. With more than two decades of experience, the company provides customized shipping solutions while offering a level of personalized service that is unparalleled in the industry.

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