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IFCO SYSTEMS Announces Strategic Relocation of Columbus Pallet Facility

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HOUSTON, TX — IFCO SYSTEMS is pleased to announce the strategic relocation of its Columbus, Ohio pallet management facility. The new facility is located off I-270 in Groveport, which will enable IFCO to more efficiently and effectively serve its Columbus area customers. IFCO SYSTEMS has provided the greater Columbus area with pallet supply, repair, recycling, and retrieval services since 1978.

“An improved facility was necessary to meet our growing needs,” said Jon Yessin, IFCO’s North Area Senior Vice President of Pallet Management Services “Both the location and the facility itself will help us improve the efficiency of our operations so we can continue providing the lowest cost solutions to our Columbus customers.”

IFCO is the nation’s largest asset-based pallet management company, whose size and scope enables it to provide national pallet management services to leading retailers and manufacturers. The new facility joins IFCO’s nationwide infrastructure of over 60 company-owned and operated locations and a private fleet of over 5000 units. The new Columbus location features 6 tractors, over 100 trailers available for delivery or drop-and-hook, 24/7 delivery capability, and access to more than 5 million surplus pallets for reliable year-round supply. IFCO SYSTEMS, Columbus is located at 2130 New World Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207. It is easily reached by I-270, allowing IFCO to service customers within 200 miles.

About IFCO SYSTEMS
IFCO SYSTEMS is an international logistics service provider with more than 210 locations worldwide. IFCO operates a pool of more than 96 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used primarily to transport fresh produce from producers to leading grocery retailers. In the United States, IFCO also provides a national network of Pallet- Management-Services. With more than 125 million sorted, repaired and reissued wooden pallets annually, IFCO SYSTEMS is the market leader in this industry. In 2008, IFCO SYSTEMS generated revenues of 735.9 million USD.

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