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Port San Antonio Welcomes Forward Air Solutions

Newest customer will use distribution facility at Kelly Field to support region’s retailers

8-12-2013, SAN ANTONIO - Port San Antonio is supporting Forward Air Solutions’ latest expansion, as the logistics company prepares to occupy an 89,600-square-foot distribution facility at the Port’s industrial airport, Kelly Field, in September 2013.

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Tennessee-based Forward Air Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Forward Air Corporation, is a leading provider of pool distribution services.  The company specializes in the consolidation and delivery of goods through a logistics process that replenishes inventory at retail outlets in major metropolitan areas and small communities.  Forward Air Solutions operates one of the largest and most efficient networks of its kind in the country, reaching stores in 35 states through a fleet of over 800 owner-operated trucks in the Forward Air network.

The facility at Port San Antonio, which can be accessed by both trucks and cargo aircraft, allows Forward Air Solutions to store and consolidate consumer products that it then distributes as needed by its customers, which include several retailers throughout the region.

“We are pleased to provide Forward Air Solutions with a great facility and a comprehensive platform to grow its business,” said Bruce E. Miller, President and CEO of Port San Antonio.  “As our region continues to prosper, the Port’s direct road, air and rail connections, along with our expertise in providing specialized buildings, are growing opportunities for logistics-based industries.”

“South Texas is a fast-growing market, and the strategic facility and comprehensive support provided by Port San Antonio will allow us to broaden our reach in one of the most dynamic communities in the country,” said Roger Gellis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Forward Air Solutions.  “We expect our new location at Port San Antonio will allow us to increase the level of service to our customers and provide us the flexibility to quickly adapt to our customers’ changing needs.”