Ozburn-Hessey Logistics Renews Contract With Arkema

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Barthco has been a reputable partner in the past, and the expanded network of services under OH Logistics will provide us with more integrated solutions

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) was recently selected to continue providing global supply chain management services for Arkema Inc., the American subsidiary of global chemical producer Arkema S.A.

"We are pleased to continue the relationship and develop globally integrated and comprehensive supply chain solutions for Arkema Inc.," stated Larry Antonucci, president, Americas at Barthco International, OH Logistics division.

Since 1999, Arkema Inc. has used customs brokerage and freight forwarding services exclusively from OH Logistics. With shipments traveling to Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, South America, and Australia, the export and import services provided by OH Logistics ensure the timely and accurate delivery of Arkema Inc. products across the globe.

"Barthco has been a reputable partner in the past, and the expanded network of services under OH Logistics will provide us with more integrated solutions," stated Martin Thomas, international logistics and compliance manager, at Arkema Inc. "Additionally, we believe the investment
OH Logistics has made in enterprise class information systems, namely CargoWise ediEnterprise, will offer Arkema Inc. increased visibility to our products in the supply chain. These enhancements will provide more automated management and less manual interaction, allowing for a more efficient supply chain."

OH Logistics implemented the CargoWise edi system, ediEnterprise, to streamline freight forwarding processes earlier this year. The CargoWise edi software brings enhanced visibility throughout the supply chain and offers comprehensive, instant information access and transparency to international providers.

About Arkema
Headquartered in Paris, France, Arkema is a global chemical player consisting of three strategically related business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 15,200 employees, Arkema achieved sales of 5.7 billion euros in 2007. With six research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.

Arkema is present in the United States through its subsidiary Arkema Inc. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Arkema Inc. has 2,500 employees, operates 19 production facilities in the Americas, and accounts for 25 percent of the company's global revenues.

More information about Arkema Inc. is available on: http://www.arkema-inc.com

About OH Logistics
Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics provides supply chain management solutions including international and domestic transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. The company offers fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, network optimization, cross docking, and pool distribution. OH Logistics consists of three divisions--International Services, Contract Logistics and Transportation Services. The company operates over 120 value-added distribution centers and offers complete transportation management services domestically and internationally. OH Logistics serves the electronic and high-tech; apparel; consumer products; food and beverage; specialty retail; industrial; and many other industries and employs over 5,700.

OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the Web at http://www.ohlogistics.com.

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