RALEIGH, NC - Purolator USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Canada's largest small package and freight services company, has selected the Raleigh-Durham area for its southeast U.S. regional headquarters.


The new Raleigh-Durham hub will support Purolator USA (www.purolatorusa.com) customers from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.


Our recognized expertise and nation-wide coverage throughout Canada normally means fewer trans-border issues, quicker distribution and lower costs for our U.S. customers, says Tammy Fairbanks, the newly appointed RDU branch manager for the company.  Im excited about this opportunity to introduce these advantages to businesses shipping to Canada from North Carolina and other Southeast locations.


Purolator USA offers a full range of services from overnight small packages to LTL (less than truck load) freight forwarding.  In addition, Purolator USA now offers US domestic small package delivery, making it easier for customers to complete shipping by consolidating with a single freight forwarder.


Nationwide, Purolator USA has been growing rapidly and has doubled the size of its branch network during the past 12 months.  The Raleigh-Durham/Southeast region location was selected because the Company already had some customers in the area, and research showed that the region overall accounts for a very significant amount of US-Canada trade. 


In late 2007, the Raleigh Durham operation will move to a permanent location near the RDU airport that will house both administrative offices and a package consolidation area.  Southeast customers are already being served from temporary facilities.


Before joining Purolator in 2006, Fairbanks had seven years of experience at UPS and four years with Fed Ex.  "I was attracted to Purolator because of its focus on meeting customer needs and having the ability to build true customized solutions with our clients, Fairbanks stated.  Although the Southeast branch is headquartered in Raleigh-Durham, we have staff throughout the entire region.  We will announce a several major customers in the near future, she noted.


About Purolator USA

U.S. companies face many unique supply chain challenges when shipping to and from the Canadian market.  Purolator USA, Inc (www.purolatorusa.com), a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd., Canadas largest integrated distribution services company, specializes in the air and surface forwarding of small packages and freight shipments, customs brokerage and delivery to, from and within the North American market.