Baltimore, MD. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
Shapiro, a 98-year-old leader in global transportation and regulatory compliance, proudly congratulates its long-term customer, Feld Entertainment®, for consolidating two smaller Howard County operation centers and signing a 10-year lease to a 250,000-square-foot warehouse in Jessup, Maryland. According to an article recently featured in the Baltimore Sun, Feld Entertainment chooses Jessup distribution hub, the site, which originally housed a manufacturing plant, has been redeveloped to accommodate the live entertainment provider and will employ 60 full-time workers, with 15 additional positions during peak seasons.
Feld Entertainment®, based out of Palmetto, Florida, is a third generation family-owned worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences. Founded in 1967, Feld Entertainment® productions currently include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice, and Disney Live! The Feld philosophy invests passion, innovation and meticulous attention to detail in astonishing shows that enthrall more than 30 million people in 75 countries on six continents, with as many as 5,000 shows each year. The company currently imports into the Port of Baltimore, making the relocation optimal when receiving freight shipments.
Shapiro, also a third generation family-owned company, has been partnering with Feld Entertainment® for over 20 years providing an array of innovative and flexible logistics solutions such as international freight forwarding, Customs brokerage, and Purchase Order Management (POM). “Shapiro is extremely proud to be a part of Feld Entertainment's® continued growth and expansion,” notes Kathy McKoy, Shapiro’s regional manager. “Through our relationship of two decades, we have had the opportunity to experience their growth firsthand, in addition to their support of our beloved Port of Baltimore. They are part of the Shapiro family.”
“Feld Entertainment® is thrilled with all of the new opportunities that will be afforded through our brand new state-of-the-art distribution center in Jessup. We’re looking forward to providing improved and more efficient services to all of the Feld properties worldwide through this facility,” said Thomas Higgerson, Feld’s vice president of transportation and logistics. “In addition, we’re very pleased to be able to continue working with our long time partners in the Baltimore area. In particular, the Shapiro organization has provided Feld Entertainment® with impressive support and we’re very excited about continuing this long and successful partnership going forward. It’s these kind of relationships that have allowed Feld to flourish internationally.”