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Transplace Southeast Center of Excellence Recognized by Novolex as Supplier of the Year

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Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced that its Southeastern Center of Excellence has been named by Novolex as the 2015 “Supplier of the Year.” Novolex selected Transplace for delivering outstanding transportation management services and technology, which helped reduce transportation costs and improve service levels to its customers.

A leader in sustainable packaging solutions, Novolex operates 43 locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico, and its brands cater to a diverse set of customers in the retail, grocery, food service, hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. The Supplier of the Year awards program recognizes suppliers for their contributions to Novolex’s ever-evolving and growing supply chain. Nominees are evaluated on their overall contributions beyond just a transactional relationship. These efforts include proactively creating operating efficiencies, developing strong relationships and embracing Novolex’s values in safety, cost competitiveness, product quality and reliable delivery.

“Transplace engaged dedicated resources to deliver excellent quality, service and price for our acquired companies as well as for our legacy businesses,” said Derek Gowdy, chief procurement officer, Novolex. “These are the exceptional qualities Novolex seeks in its partners to provide excellent service to our customers.”

Sammy Riddle, senior vice president, Transplace, added, “Transplace is honored to be recognized by Novolex as its supplier of the year. This award is a true testament to the quality of service and commitment to operational excellence that Transplace strives to provide our customers. We look forward to our continued partnership with Novolex and aim to surpass their expectations with solutions that add value to their every logistical and operational need.”

About Novolex

Novolex™ is one of North America’s leaders in packaging choice and sustainability serving retail, grocery, food service, hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. With the addition of Heritage Bag Company, the company has over 6,000 employees and 43 manufacturing plants in North America, including two world-class plastic recycling facilities. Headquartered in Hartsville, SC, the Company’s brands include Hilex Poly, Fortune Plastics, Novolex Custom Film & Bag, Duro Bag, Bagcraft, De Luxe, General Packaging and International Converter. For more on Novolex™ and its sustainability leadership, visit

About Transplace

Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain strategy consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base ranging from mid-market shippers to Fortune 500 companies.

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