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The 62nd Annual Conference will be held March 5-7, 2017, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Please click here to access conference registration:
Hotel reservations at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort can be secured using the Food Shippers of America Reservations link.
 
 
   
The tournament will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club adjacent to the conference hotel on Sunday, March 5, 2017. There will be two consecutive rounds: 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. tee times. Register early for your preferred tee time when you register for the conference.
 
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Syfan Logistics, Inc.
 
   
Due to overwhelming response our 2017 Sponsorship availabilities are almost sold out. Remaining Sponsorship selections are available during the Conference Registration process or you may contact Nancy Newbourne, Treasurer at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org or Royce Fisk Executive Director at rfisk@foodshippersofamerica.org.
 
We are proud to announce our continued partnership with Transport Security, Inc., and The ENFORCER®. Product integrity is critical within the transportation industry and layered security has become our primary focus through our GDP protocols as we strive to become industry leaders in the transportation of food products, healthcare, biotech, government and life science products; protecting and safeguarding our customers shipments will remain our highest priority.
 
 
   
A Kansas Department of Transportation report says 96.7 percent of interstate highways in the state were ranked as "good" in the fiscal year ending in July. The department evaluates the state’s 10,000-mile highway system annually and gives ratings based on scores of surface roughness and distress. The Topeka Capital-Journal has previously reported that 97.7 percent of interstate highways in Kansas were ranked as "good" in 2015.
 
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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Swift Transportation Co. (NYSE:SWFT) had its price target hoisted by Barclays PLC from $22.00 to $24.00 in a research report published Monday, September 12. Barclays PLC currently has an overweight rating on the stock.
 
 
   
Bangor residents witnessed firsthand what a 21st century economy can look like this month when the e-commerce merchant Wayfair opened a call center that will employ some 450 people. Through an integrated shipping and logistics network that together moves some 54 tons of goods per American each year, businesses can quickly move products to consumers and compete not just locally, but globally. One key part of that network — freight railroads — remains under threat by federal regulators. To ensure companies can continue to move goods efficiently between transportation modes, particularly rail, we must preserve the structure enacted by Congress that allows the private market to dictate rates and private companies to manage their business and property as they see fit.
 
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More than $22,500 in awards will be presented, and the top applicant will be invited to attend the conference and accept the award in person. Eligible applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a supply chain department employee whose company's FSA membership dues are current. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Newbourne, treasurer, at treasurer@foodshippersofamerica.org Please click on the learn more below for more information about the John J Murphy 2017 Scholarship Application. Completed applications must be received by December 31, 2016.
 
 
   
Kansas City, KS - Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) and Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative, Inc. (AFM) recently announced that they had reached agreement to combine the two cooperatives’ distribution businesses. The combination of the two cooperatives into the largest grocery cooperative is slated to take effect next month after receiving near unanimous approval from the more than 400 grocery store member-owners of AFM casting votes at their annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, NE. Such approval was the final condition necessary for the combination to move forward.
 
 
   
Lamb Weston will make its first appearance as an independent company at an investor briefing in New York City in October. The french fry giant, with corporate offices in Kennewick and Boise, is spinning off from its Chicago-based parent, ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG). ConAgra announced this month that it intends to complete the separation this fall as scheduled. It also disclosed that leadership teams from ConAgra and Lamb Weston will present their business strategies and long-term financial objectives as if they were independent companies during separate events for investors, marking Lamb Weston’s first public appearance as an independent company. Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article102402867.html#storylink=cpy
 
Leanlogistics
Pro Star Logistics
 
   
Anyone who has driven in the Milwaukee area recently knows that some of the city's roads are in rough shape. But do the potholes and frost heaves and other bumps paint an accurate picture of the overall condition of the city's transportation infrastructure? As you might expect, the truth is a little more nuanced. The Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum is taking a multi-pronged look at a variety of infrastructure issues in the region and at the financial picture surrounding them. The first of those reports is called "A Fork In the Road: The Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure in the City and County of Milwaukee," and deals expressly with transportation infrastructure.
 
 
   
Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc., a leading third-party logistics provider, has been named the 2015 Intermodal Carrier of the Year (Tier 2) by Vantix Logistics. The award is presented to the provider that meets and exceeds standards in service, performance and capacity. Vantix, a division of McLane Co. Inc. and a provider of supply chain solutions to the food and restaurant industries, presented the award to Yusen Logistics at its Annual Intermodal Carrier Appreciation event recently held in Dallas, TX. "In the 18 months we have been working with Yusen Logistics, they have consistently demonstrated a high level of performance and dedication to customer service and operational excellence," said Charles Bostick, director of transportation and Operations, Vantix Logistics. "We are pleased to recognize Yusen Logistics for outstanding intermodal performance in 2015."
 
 

 

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