Triple Crown Services Company recently picked up its 3,000,000th truckload. Avery DennisonsFasson Roll N.A. facility in Fort Wayne, IN, loaded the trailer for a shipment to its Gainesville,GA, operation.
Triple Crown marked the occasion with a presentation of a plaque at the Avery Dennisons FortWayne office. Jim Newton, President; Art Miller, Vice President-Sales & Marketing; and BenShelton, Regional Marketing Manager, made the presentation on behalf of Triple Crown toAvery Dennison representatives Bill Yahne, Service & Logistics Manager; Terry McDonald,Service & Logistics Group Manager; and Steve Hoopengardner, Shipping Coordinator.In making the presentation, Triple Crown President Jim Newton remarked that, this is asignificant milestone in Triple Crowns short history. The exceptional growth of our company isdue to the loyalty of great customers like Avery Dennison and the professional partnershipdeveloped between the two companies.
Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Triple Crown began operations in 1986, serving customers inChicago, Detroit, St. Louis, and Atlanta through its Fort Wayne hub. Strong customer responsedrove system expansion through the 1990s, and the network grew west to Kansas City, east tothe Atlantic coast, and south to Florida and Texas.Today, Triple Crown has terminals strategically located in eleven U.S. cities and Toronto andMontreal, Canada. Triple Crown delivered over 266,000 truckloads last year and maintains afleet of over 5,600 RoadRailer trailers, which combine both over-the-road and on-the-railtransportation.
Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesivesolutions for consumer products and label materials. The Fasson Roll N.A. division hasoperated in Fort Wayne for 19 years and manufactures rolls of raw label product, which is thenshipped to converter facilities for final production.Triple Crown Services Company is an affiliate of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC),one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiaryoperates 21,500 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario.