Merit Integrated Logistics Awarded Contract Services by Kroger Shelbyville

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Associate appreciation practices, including affordable healthcare and incentive pay, will make meaningful impact on team members.

“We are making a meaningful impact on the lives of our associates, their families, and the surrounding communities while also creating value for Kroger,” said Mike Bletko, CEO.

Merit Integrated Logistics is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide logistics support at Kroger’s Distribution Center in Shelbyville, IN.

Merit will provide freight handling services in the Shelbyville center effective September 15, 2013. Ensuring a seamless transition, Merit is hiring 100 associates dismissed by Roadlink and 45 local applicants. In addition to an immediate pay increase, Merit will offer associates company-subsidized affordable healthcare programs, paid time off, and incentive bonuses.

“We are making a meaningful impact on the lives of our associates, their families, and the surrounding communities while also creating value for Kroger,” said Mike Bletko, CEO. “Through our associate appreciation practices, we will earn their loyalty creating motivation, which leads to a higher quality of work, less turnover, fewer accidents, and less time on repetitive training.”

Merit brings Kroger a team of logistics experts with many years of successful operating experience. Upon careful analysis of the Kroger center in Shelbyville, IN, Merit has designed a plan that will significantly improve performance. Merit will carry out this strategic operating plan with exceptional team members and groundbreaking logistics technology that provides high level, end-to-end visibility.

About Merit Integrated Logistics
Merit Integrated Logistics provides innovative supply chain management solutions to the largest retailers nationwide. Specializing in 3rd party logistics for the most complex operations, Merit offers complete outsource solutions including management, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance in addition to replacement personnel. Merit helps customers achieve peak performance and quantifiable value in their distribution centers through leading-edge technology, cost-savings strategies, outstanding associate’s relations, and stringent safety standards. We earn the loyalty of our customers and our associates through continuous improvement and creating a work environment that embraces diversity, recognizes hard work, and rewards results. For more information, visit http://www.meritna.com.

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