Concord, NC -- Lowe’s, one of the nation’s leading home improvement retailers, recently recognized Cardinal Logistics Management for outstanding service as one of its transportation partners. Cardinal was recognized by Lowe’s with two awards for excellent dedicated service for Regional Distribution Centers in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Lowe’s named Cardinal as its 2009 Outbound Carrier of the Year for the second consecutive year. Cardinal also received Lowe’s Double Platinum Service Award for consistently providing the highest level of delivered service. The Double Platinum Award represents service in excess of 99.8% on both inbound and outbound activity. Most notable is the Cardinal team in North Vernon, Ind., for performing at 100% on-time service in 2009.

Cardinal’s combined operations for Lowe’s in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania handled more than 23,000 outbound loads and 9,000 inbound loads during 2009. Cardinal also developed a continuous moves operation that runs in a DC to DC format with inbound and outbound RDC product throughout the Midwest.
“Achieving the Outbound Carrier of the Year award requires the highest level of customer service and commitment to quality,” said Ron King, operations manager at Cardinal. “Lowe’s is truly a great partner and a highly valued customer.”

About Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

With fiscal year 2009 sales of $47.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,700 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world.

About Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation

Headquartered in Concord, NC, Cardinal is one of the country’s leading dedicated transportation solution providers. Cardinal's logistics experts work directly with clients to optimize their supply chains by developing and implementing customized transportation solutions including specialized equipment and handling, and integrated technology. Cardinal’s services include dedicated contract carriage, home and jobsite delivery, transportation management, supply chain consulting, warehousing and distribution to companies like AutoZone, Eastman Kodak Company, KraftMaid Cabinetry and Office Depot.

SOURCE: Cardinal Logistics Management Corp.

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