Woburn, MA—Eastern Connection in Woburn, Mass.— the largest regional parcel carrier serving the East Coast —is celebrating its founding on Valentine's Day 30 years ago with plans to expand its service area and provide new delivery options.

As part of a national initiative to extend its offerings beyond the East Coast, where companies receive next-day service, Eastern Connection is now providing two-day service in the following states and cities: Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), West Virginia (Charleston), Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati), Kentucky (Lexington), Indiana (Indianapolis), and Michigan (Detroit). Click here to view a map

According to Jim Berluti, President and CEO of Eastern Connection, the company can provide earlier deliveries and lower prices than its giant competitors for next-day as well as deferred two-day service. 

"We are exploring ways to further extend our footprint through our regional network of carriers around the country," said Berluti. "At the same time, the main reason for our success over the last 30 years is tied to our focus on ground service along the eastern corridor." 

Eastern Connection has also made recent major investments in technology, including hand-held digital scanners and a new overhead parcel scanner system, which, according to EC Chairman Ted Kauffman, puts the company on par with, and in some cases superior to, the national giants. "A well-kept secret is that we are actually more reliable than UPS and FedEx," said Kauffman. "We've come a long way since Jim and I opened our doors on Valentine's Day in 1983." 

Anniversary celebrations included a special promotion with Eastern Connection and longtime customer Legal Sea Foods in which 30 individuals won their choice of lobster & chowder or filet mignon & crabcake dinners-for-two delivered by Eastern Connection.

Eastern Connection, based in Woburn, Mass., covers all major zip codes in over 5,000 cities. The company is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Services include Priority Overnight, Second-Day, Same-Day, Logistics & Warehousing, Trucking, Expedited Mail, and Drop Boxes. For more information, visit www.easternconnection.com

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President & CEO Jim Berluti Stands Out Front of Eastern Connection's Woburn, Mass. Office Site