CONOVER, NC -- Home furnishings supply chain leader Zenith Global Logistics has opened a regional freight hub in Atlanta dedicated to its expanding home delivery service as well as its growing split container program.

Increased demand for our home-delivery service in the Atlanta area was a key factor in establishing our latest hub in that region, explains Jack Hawn, President and CEO. We're also keenly aware that furniture retailers are facing fluctuating inventory and storage capacity needs in this challenging economy. They are relying on our split container program more than ever to help them maintain changing inventory needs.

The Atlanta hub is Zenith Global's third domestic expansion within the last year, and it brings the company's network of facilities to six throughout the United States. It was in November 2009 that Zenith Global opened the doors to a regional freight hub in Tupelo, Mississippi. Just 3 months prior it established a 204,000-sq.-ft., multi-tenant warehousing and distribution center in Claremont, NC. Future network expansions include facilities in Seattle, Chicago, Orlando and Elizabethtown, N.J.

This March the asset-based company tapped transportation and logistics expert David Alioto for the newly created post of Executive Vice President, Home Delivery Services, with responsibility for Zenith Global's home delivery operations in the United States as well as the market expansion in China. Especially in our tough economy, retailers are looking for ways to stand out, Alioto remarks. Zenith Global's carefully developed in-home delivery program is exactly the type of service offering a retailer can leverage to give their business a competitive edge.

In the end, our strategy is to continue growing and strengthening our global distribution network for the furniture industry, Hawn says in conclusion. We already move product from domestic and international sources to retailers ‚ or directly to the consumer ‚ with superior transit times and shipment visibility. The new Atlanta hub is simply another example of a solution-driven response to needs our customers have identified.

Zenith Global Logistics is a total supply chain logistics provider specializing in international and domestic home furnishings warehousing, overseas transportation and domestic distribution, covering all of North America and the Caribbean. Zenith currently operates more than 4.5 million square feet of warehouse domestically, including facilities in Southern California, Dallas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia.

SOURCE: Zenith Global Logistics

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