NFI CEO Sid Brown Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year

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NFI CEO, Sid Brown, was selected for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Greater Philadelphia Area in the Distribution and Logistics category last night at the honors gala.

NFI CEO, Sid Brown, was selected for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Greater Philadelphia Area in the Distribution and Logistics category last night at the honors gala. Sid will continue on as a national finalist in November.

“You can’t steer a ship without great people,” said Sid Brown. “This is an accomplishment for all of NFI and a testament to our entrepreneurial spirit. My brothers, Ike and Jeff, and I encourage our employees to think outside the box, be creative, and find the best solutions fitting our customer’s needs. It is our passionate and talented employees that have brought NFI where it is today.”

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year award honors CEOs who transform an organization and demonstrate extraordinary success and growth in their company. Award recipients are selected in a variety of categories across industries, totaling 12 award recipients.

Since inception in 1932, NFI has operated under the leadership of the Brown family, growing from a trucking company to a $1.2 billion end to end supply chain solution provider. The 3PL now offers extensive supply chain services across a variety of industries with a global reach and operation of 27.5 million square feet of warehousing and distribution space.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of NFI and its more than 8,000 employees,” said Brown. “EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award encompasses NFI’s goals of innovation with commitment to our business and community demonstrated over the past 84 years of operations.”

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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 8,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 27.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,300 tractors and 8,800 trailers, operated by more than 2,600 company drivers and 250 owner operators. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, transportation management, global, and real estate services. For more information about NFI, visit http://www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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