Mid-Atlantic businesses exported more than $21 billion in goods to Canada last year, as the faltering US economy led bargain-savvy Canadian consumers to look to US manufacturers for a wide array of goods. As a result, many businesses found themselves expanding their customer bases to Canada. This in turn caused a demand for transportation providers with expertise in cross border logistics.
Purolator USA, a leading provider of cross border logistics recently opened a new processing facility in the Philadelphia-region, and has already established itself as a ‘first choice’ option for many businesses that ship regularly to customers within the US as well as in Canada.
‘Purolator USA offers businesses several choices and services that are clearly lacking among our competitors,’ says Branch Manager Frank Jacketti. ‘For one thing, Purolator USA has an extensive distribution network within Canada that goes far beyond what most of our competitors can access. Our deep network means that we can reach some of the more remote regions of the country, and also that we can move shipments into Canada without having to stop for costly distribution center delays.’
Jacketti also noted that the company also has an extensive delivery network within the US, so not only can Purolator transport goods into and throughout Canada, it can also import goods back into the US ‘We offer our customers comprehensive, one-source solutions for all their logistics needs.’
As the US subsidiary of Purolator Courier, Ltd., Canada’s largest express delivery company, Purolator USA has a unique understanding and insight to the US/Canadian border crossing process. ‘Through our Purolator Trade Solutions service, we offer our customers a team of dedicated trade experts, who have a thorough understanding of the cross border process,’ Jacketti said. ‘We can provide customers options to ensure that their shipments travel across the border as seamlessly and as cost effectively as possible.’
Purolator USA’s new Philadelphia branch, which is located in Phoenixville, will service businesses located in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. ‘We are delighted to be joining such an active and growing export corridor,’ Jacketti added. ‘The businesses we’ve reached out to seem to have an insatiable appetite for the Canadian market. We are excited at these great opportunities, and look forward to partnering with these dynamic businesses.’
Purolator USA doubled the size of its US office network during the past 12 months, with branches operating in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham and Newburgh, NY.