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Arrow Material Services forms strategic alliance with Genesis Venture Logistics

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Arrow Material Services, provider of material handling and logistics services, is teaming with Genesis Venture Logistics (GVL) to leverage its terminal operations and bulk materials management services with GVL’s customized 3PL/4PL multimodal transportation management solutions. GVL is based in Covington, LA, and serves a wide range of customers in the aggregates, government, industrial construction, oil & gas, ores & minerals, petrochemical and project cargo sectors.

“This relationship allows both companies to serve established customers innovatively and create new business opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise,” says Ed Cumberledge, CEO of Arrow Material Services. “By teaming with GVL, we are able to grow our materials management opportunities, offer optimized transportation routing and increase facility volume generated by barge, rail and truck movements..”

“We are pleased to begin a relationship with a company that places such strong emphasis on safety, and which aligns with our growth strategy,” adds Lorraine Hyde, President and General Manager of GVL. “Arrow’s management of nearly 40 rail terminals nationwide, combined with our 3PL/4PL services enables us to offer value to our customers at many points along their supply chains and will provide us with growth opportunities beyond the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast regions.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow is assisting GVL with finding customers nationally for GVL’s 3PL inland and coastal waterway transportation management services related to bulk materials transport. Arrow is also working with GVL to offer transloading, materials processing, and rail car and barge cleaning services.

In turn, GVL is working with Arrow customers that require terminal and materials management, and related services on inland waterways throughout the southern United States, the Gulf Coast region and nationally. As a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), GVL will also provide Arrow with sub-contracting opportunities it would not have otherwise.

To expand its capabilities, Arrow recently purchased EMS Management, Inc., a
Denison, TX-based company that provides environmental, fixed and mobile cleaning services to customers in the transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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