Cumberland, RI—Eastern Connection, one of the largest regional parcel carriers serving the East Coast, recently relocated its corporate headquarters to 70 Industrial Road in Cumberland, RI. The new, state-of-the-art, over 30,000-square-foot facility combines Eastern Connection’s Worcester, Mass., and Providence, RI, facilities into one location. The company’s previous headquarters, 60 Olympia Avenue in Woburn, Mass., remains in operation.

Eastern Connection and the landlord, Dean Warehouse Services, represented themselves in the five-year lease transaction, which will allow Eastern Connection to expand up to an additional 20K SF as needed, to accommodate growth.

According to Daren Lee, General Manager and Cumberland resident, “Cumberland serves as a crossroads for the shipping industry, and the proximity to five major highways makes for convenient access to the northeast and mid-Atlantic region.”

The new site includes administrative office space, three loading docks, a dispatch center, and a sorting facility, where a 100-foot, automated conveyer belt feeds packages to Eastern Connection trucks for delivery. According to Lee, other advanced technology features in the new facility include overhead scanners. 

“We will benefit from the latest systems to provide streamlined, efficient operations, and we also have excellent storage capabilities to help companies with their logistics needs,” says Lee.

Among the nearly 20 employees at this site are two Central Falls, RI, residents: Joseph P. Moran III, Assistant Manager and former Central Falls chief of police, and Steve Ouellette, former battalion chief of the Central Falls fire department.

“Eastern Connection is excited to have a new corporate home in Rhode Island,” says Jim Berluti, president and CEO. “Our company continues to expand throughout the Northeast, and we look forward to adding more staff in Cumberland in 2014.” 

Founded in 1983, Eastern Connection, the one of the largest regional small-package overnight carrier on the East Coast, covers over 6,800 zip codes in the Northeast. The company, which has 16 facilities, is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Services include Next-Day Ground, Priority Overnight, Same-Day, Second-Day, Logistics & Warehousing, Trucking, Medical Logistics, and Expedited Mail. For more information, visit