Echo Global Logistics Announces Opening of New Office in Dallas, Texas
CHICAGO, Apr 6, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECHO), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, today announced that it will open a new office in Dallas, Texas on April 5, 2010. The new office is aligned with management's strategy to penetrate untapped markets and capture further market share in the U.S.
The focus of the Company's new branch is to develop the regional sales organization in key metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Dallas office will perform sales functions similar to the Chicago Headquarters and other regional offices in Detroit, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia. The new office will allow Echo to strengthen existing relationships and expand its service area into the Southern region, where the Company currently has no physical location.
"We are thrilled to expand Echo's services into the South," said Douglas Waggoner, chief executive officer. "Dallas is a major transportation hub for the Southern region of the U.S. and holds a great amount of growth potential for our Company. We look forward to developing new relationships in this region as we continue to build out our domestic footprint."
The Dallas office will be led by Mike Bryan, who has been with Echo since October 2008. Bryan will serve as Regional Branch Manager in the Dallas office. The office will initially be staffed with 10-12 new hire sales representatives. The 12-month hiring forecast is 30-40 employees.
The office will be located at 1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 1050 Dallas, Texas 75201.
About Echo Global Logistics
Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, delivered on a proprietary technology platform, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients. Echo's web-based technology platform compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 22,000 transportation providers to serve its clients' shipping and freight management needs. Echo procures transportation and provides logistics services for more than 11,600 clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit: www.echo.com.
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