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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

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Exel Earns Leed Certification For Logistics Without Borders Distribution Center In Laredo, Texas

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Exel, part of the supply chain division of the global logistics leader DHL, announced today that its 250,000-square-foot Logistics Without Borders distribution center in Laredo, Texas, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility is the first distribution center in Exel’s North American real estate network and in the city of Laredo to receive LEED certification.

The facility, which opened in October 2012, earned its LEED designation because of its environmentally responsible design elements and efficient operating systems including energy efficient lighting, sky lights, low-flow plumbing, a white roof system, storm water runoff containment, and a recycling program. All elements were designed to conserve energy and water, reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger Laredo community.

“Our commitment to the environment, the community in which we work, and to our associates is integral to our business model and one of the driving factors of our decision to design and build a LEED-certified distribution center,” said Brian Locasto, Senior Director of Operations at Exel. “Building a sustainable commercial building – one that lasts and whose operations have minimal environmental and resource impact – starts with an inspired team collaborating on design and efficiency. Our ability to succeed in this effort was the result of the collaboration with the city of Laredo, Webb County, and the Laredo Development Foundation. Exel is proud to have our first certified build to suit – and the first one for Laredo – as a showcase of our capability.”

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings, giving the industry a framework for practical green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions to help reduce energy consumption.

The Laredo facility is a half mile from the U.S./Mexico border, and serves as a hub for Exel and DHL Supply Chain’s Logistics Without Borders supply chain solution. This end-to-end supply chain solution incorporates all business units of DHL and provides customers with one-stop access to the tools, expertise and services necessary for cross-border shipping. The facility is a multi-client, multi-industry operation that supports customer supply chains on both sides of the border. Current customers include Sensata, Flextronics, Daimler Truck, Vitromex and BOS.

To read more about the Logistics Without Borders facility, visit

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