Bennett Secures Multi-Million Dollar Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Contract

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Bennett International Logistics and affiliate company Bennett Motor Express have partnered to secure a multi-million dollar contract to relocate the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School from Huntsville, AL to two locations in Virginia. Bennett International Logistics will serve as the prime logistics contractor for the BRAC project, which will require transport of more than nine million pounds of freight between by September 2011.

Global logistics provider Bennett International Logistics and its affiliated company Bennett Motor Express have partnered to secure a multi-million dollar contract with the U.S. Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC). The contract is part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

Under the awarded contract, which runs April through September, Bennett will manage a host of subcontractors to relocate the Ordnance Munitions and Electronic Maintenance School (OMEMS) at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL to two locations in Virginia. As the prime contractor, Bennett will provide integrated Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) services encompassing shipment planning, execution and overall transportation management for the relocation.

“With over nine million pounds of freight, this BRAC project is one of the largest in the nation, and it will require a full-array of integrated supply chain competencies, capabilities and resources to provide the OMEMS with seamless and uninterrupted class schedules,” said Charles Phillips, Vice President, Bennett International Logistics. “We’ve assembled a team of “best in class” companies to include heavy and specialized transporters, office and industrial movers, and riggers to ensure the OMEMS training missions are met as planned.”

The Redstone Arsenal OMEMS project is among the largest BRAC contracts the SDDC has awarded to Bennett for completion by September 2011. Bennett recently served as the prime contractor to relocate the Naval Aerospace Research Medical Laboratory from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

Bennett Motor Express will provide most of the heavy and specialized freight transportation for the OMEMS move including flatbed, step deck, and multi-axle trailers for heavy and over-dimensional freight.

“Bennett has pulled together an experienced team of contractors to make sure we deliver the highest quality of service,” said Bennett Motor Express President David Lowry. “We’re honored that the SDDC has the confidence that BME can deliver the capacity and equipment for such a diverse move.”

Other project team members include Armstrong Relocation and Companies, an Agency of United Van Lines, Office Movers also known as The Kane Company, Southwestern Industrial Contractors and Riggers, and Acuff International.

About Bennett International Logistics
McDonough-Ga.-based Bennett International Logistics is one of seven operating companies affiliated with Bennett International Group, a woman-owned, Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certified, diversified transportation company. For more information, visit http://www.bennettig.com.

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