First American Carriers, Inc. Chosen by MDS Foods, Inc. for Freight Management Services

First American Carriers, Inc. (FAC), a premier provider of customized supply chain logistics solutions in North America, has been selected to provide strategic freight management services to MDS Foods, Inc.

“We believe the timing of our partnership with FAC Logistics (FAC) and its affiliate, International Trader’s, Inc. (ITI), provides MDS Foods a solid runway for continued growth. The unique combination of FAC’s freight management and optimization expertise along with ITI’s redistribution platform will allow MDS Foods to expand our reach with both retail and foodservice customers,” said Jim Straughn President of MDS Foods, Inc.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with MDS Foods as they accelerate their growth across the retail and foodservice sectors. We are committed to providing supply chain optimization solutions that allow MDS to fulfill their mission of providing customers nationwide with the highest quality cheese products available, in a timely and cost effective manner,” said Todd Williams, Vice President of ITI & FAC. “We continue to provide our customers with highly reliable and affordably flexible supply chain solutions that allow them to meet the needs of their customers and focus on their core business of developing and producing industry leading products and services.”

MDS Foods is a manufacturer of cheese products for the retail and food service industries. Their products can be found in supermarkets and restaurants across the United States. MDS Foods is headquartered in Massillon, OH and have production and distribution facilities near Nashville, TN.

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Together, ITI & FAC are a comprehensive supply chain solutions and total logistics organization servicing the foodservice, hospitality, lodging and healthcare channels by delivering world class consulting, technology, procurement, network design, logistics and distribution solutions to its trading partners. Based in Rocky Mount, NC, ITI & FAC through redistribution have grown to serve more than 70 restaurant chains and 300 manufacturers. ITI & FAC deliver product to over 250 foodservice distributor locations and through freight management have grown to service over 1,500 shipping and delivery locations with over 200 active national, regional and independent carriers. With their reach across the United States including capabilities in Canada and Mexico, an expansive carrier network and expertise in managing multi-stop dry and temperature controlled freight, ITI & FAC are well positioned to serve its customers’ dynamic supply chain needs. ITI & FAC are trusted by leading manufacturers, customers and distributors as their fully integrated supply chain management partner managing and delivering their goods in the most optimized, efficient and timely fashion. ITI & FAC are wholly owned subsidiaries of McLane Company, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

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