, Tennessee--Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) recently presented the Traylor Group its Supplier Partner of the Year Award. The companies have been working together for approximately 18 months, improving efficiencies at several of the supply chain management company's North American distribution centers and have recycled thousands of tons of materials that would have otherwise been disposed of in landfills.


"We are pleased to present this award to the Traylor Group," commented Scott McWilliams, CEO of OH Logistics. "In just two of our facilities, the Traylor Group is helping us recycle 100 tons of corrugated materials and five tons of stretch film per month. They are helping OH Logistics in our sustainability initiatives and we look forward to finding additional opportunities to recycle."


"We currently have recycling systems set up with OH Logistics in McDonough, GA and La Vergne, TN," stated Larry Blythe, Regional Developer for the Traylor Group. "In McDonough, we were able to reduce the number of employees going to the compactor by 70% through the design and use of our balers. Those employees can be utilized elsewhere in OH Logistics' operation, further increasing the value of the recycling efforts."


The two companies recently expanded their relationship. The Traylor Group now purchases all of its forklifts from OH Logistics' Material Handling Resource (MHR) division. "We really enjoy doing business with OH Logistics and MHR," commented Blythe. "We look forward to discovering ways to further expand our relationship with them."


McWilliams presented a plaque to Blythe, Ed Traylor, Vice President, and Jase Traylor, Regional Manager, at the OH Logistics headquarters on June 28, 2007. The plaque read: "In recognition of outstanding customer service, attention to detail and value provided to OH Logistics and our clients."


About the Traylor Group (www.traylorgroup.com)

The Traylor Group provides recycling services and equipment. They currently recycle 13,000 tons per month of corrugated material and 3,000 tons per month of plastic materials, including automotive plastics, stretch film, pallets and milk cartons. The company serves a wide client base, including small grocery stores and Fortune 500 companies. The company estimates that its clients have saved nearly $20M in landfill costs alone.


About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)

Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is one of the largest privately held 3PLs in the US, providing supply chain management solutions including international and domestic transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. The company offers fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, network optimization, cross docking, and pool distribution. OH Logistics consists of three divisions-International Services, Contract Logistics and Transportation Services. The company operates over 100 value-added distribution centers and offers complete transportation management services domestically and internationally. OH Logistics serves the food service consolidation; industrial; electronic and high tech; health and beauty; consumer products; and many other industries and employs over 4,000.


OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400, or on the web at www.ohlogistics.com.