Estes Opens New Warehouse Facility in Pennsylvania


RICHMOND, VA, June 9 On Monday, June 6, 2005, Estes Express Lines announced the opening of a new warehousing and logistics center in York, PA. Serving the central Pennsylvania and Maryland markets, this newest facility is the seventh location for Estes Innovative Transportation Services and Warehousing along the Eastern Seaboard and in the Midwest.

The York, PA, facility extends the Estes warehousing network allowing them to offer warehousing, volume LTL, partial truckload and specialized transportation services to a greater percentage of the northeastern region.

Initial points of service include York, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Reading, Philadelphia and Allentown, PA, as well as Wilmington, DE, and Baltimore, MD. Nightly runs are already planned between the York facility and Estes existing warehousing and logistics center in Millbury, MA.

"This is an exciting time for our Estes Innovative and Warehousing divisions as we expand into new markets," reported General Manager of Estes Innovative Transportation Services and Warehousing Trey Harrington. "As we grow our territory, we are simultaneously growing our warehousing and transportation capabilities for our customers with improvements such as upgrades to our warehouse management network system." Estes currently maintains warehouse/logistics centers in Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. An eighth warehousing and logistics center in Virginia is scheduled to open later this year.

Estes offers a full range of warehouse/logistics center services including fulfillment and assembly; sort and segregate and labeling and bar code services; packaging, repackaging and palletization; pick and pack with custom internet capabilities; drayage to and from ports and rail yards; streamlined cross-dock functionality; freight consolidation and linkage to intermodal and ocean freight.

About Estes Express Lines

Estes Express Lines is a full-service, multiregional transportation provider. The company was founded in 1931 and now employs more than 9,800 people nationwide. Still owned and operated by the Estes Family, Estes Express has grown from a small local carrier into one of the most respected and fastest growing multiregional, less-than-truckload and truckload transportation systems in the country.