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WINTER | 2015

INTERMODAL: OUR BOLD NEW FRONTIER


If you visited our
offices in the past
12 months, youve
likely witnessed a lot
of commotion. For
a while, you would
have seen a modular
office trailer planted
in the middle of our
main parking lot. Inside our main office,
you would have heard power drills and
hammers as the walls came down to create
more space. You certainly couldnt miss all
the fresh faces filling new work stations.

Our new Intermodal division could well


represent over a third of our business in
the near future. Globally, Intermodal is
currently the fastest-growing sector of the
transportation industry, so our timing
couldnt be better. Nearly 25 million
containers and trailers travel the United
States every year using a combination of
trucks, rail, and ocean carriers.

Havent we always done Intermodal?

You might say Syfan has always provided


Intermodal services, but now we have the
experience to back up our expertise. The
catalyst has been our recent partnership
In our last newsletter, I asked Whats
with a major rail company and a national
Happening Out There? in reference to the
parcel delivery service. Consequently,
rebounding economy. This time around
we dont just coordinate the occasional
you might ask me, Whats Happening
Intermodal shipment. We handle it on a
In There?
daily basis.
The simple answer is Intermodal. Syfan
On the heels of our momentum, we
Logistics is unequivocally, undeniably, and
have branched out to serve numerous
indisputably fully vested in Intermodal
other Intermodal customers, leading
the complex delivery of products by
us to establish a new division, Syfan
multiple modes of transportation.
Intermodal. Our Intermodal team is led
With the improving economy, we have
by James Syfan along with Jon Couch
been growing naturally along with our
and Brian Miller.
customers increasing shipping needs. But
Our success still hinges on people, service
our full-scale entry into the Intermodal
The coordination of truck, rail, and
business feels like being shot out of a
shipping is complex. However, our
cannon. Already, we have doubled our
success still goes back to the basics.
team from a year ago with nearly 150
professionals and we are tracking toward A tradition of old-fashioned service.
Relationships and networking across the
200 by the end of this year.

country. Open communication with our


customers. Our strong team of carrier
partners. And industry-leading innovation
with advanced technology such as our
GPS tracking systems.
We have much to be thankful for this past
holiday season and at the start of a New
Year. I would like to thank all of you our
employees, customers and partners for
being a part of our growth and success.
Best wishes for a happy and blessed 2015.

JERRY BELL, VP OF SALES,


JOINS SYFAN LOGISTICS
Transportation
veteran Jerry Bell
has joined the senior
management team
of Syfan Logistics as
Vice President of Sales.
We are thrilled to
welcome Jerry to
our growing team,
says Jim Syfan, CEO. He is a real pro with
a balance of experience in many areas of the
logistics field that will greatly benefit our
current and future customers.
Jerry spent his first 11 years on the carrier side
of the transportation business. More recently,
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Inside:

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce


Honors Syfan Logistics as Industry of the
Year, Page 2
Inbound Logistics Magazine names Syfan
Logistics to Top 100 3PL List, Page 2

Employee News, Page 3


Toys for Tots, Page 4

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GREATER HALL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


HONORS SYFAN LOGISTICS AS INDUSTRY
OF THE YEAR

INBOUND LOGISTICS MAGAZINE NAMES


SYFAN LOGISTICS TO TOP 100 3PL LIST
Syfan Logistics has been named one
of the Top 100 Third-Party Logistics
providers for 2014 by Inbound Logistics
magazine, a national trade publication
covering the transportation industry.
It is the first time that Syfan Logistics,
founded in 2011, has earned a place in the Top 100.
Each year, Inbound Logistics editors research, conduct personal
interviews and evaluate information about logistics companies from
around the country to determine its Top 100. The honor is awarded
based on criteria such as operational excellence, innovation, network of
customer relationships, and quality of services.

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Vice President Economic Development


Tim Evans, left, and GHCC Vice President for Existing Industry, Shelley
Davis, right, present the Industry of the Year Award to Syfan CEO Jim Syfan,
President Greg Syfan and Executive Vice President Steve Syfan.

Syfan Logistics has been named the Industry of the Year within
its home base of Gainesville-Hall County, Ga., just north of
Atlanta.
Syfan was selected by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
as the regions top industry in the medium-size category for
companies with 51 to 200 employees.
We want to thank all our people who work at Syfan Logistics for
this honor, says Syfan CEO Jim Syfan. They are the ones who
get the job done and we couldnt possibly do what we do without
all the fine people who work with us. We are honored by this
award and blessed to do business in Hall County.
Syfan Logistics serves the most demanding shipping needs for
temperature-controlled, dry vans or flatbed loads.
The company was founded by Jim Syfan and his sons, Greg and
Steve, in 2011 and has grown to nearly 150 employees. In three
years, Syfan Logistics has launched new products, increased sales,
expanded and renovated its facilities, and added new equipment
and new jobs.
Syfan Logistics, which was honored earlier this year as one of the
Top 100 3PLs by Inbound Logistics, makes a $21 million annual
economic impact on Gainesville-Hall County.
Each year, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce honors
small, medium and large industries at its annual Industry
Awards Luncheon. The Chamber bases selection for the award
on company growth, ethics, programs for employees and
contributions to the community. There are more than 300
manufacturers, processors, distributors and service industry
companies based in Hall County.

As a young company it is very rewarding to be named to the Top 100


list because it shows we are providing the service our customers need
and expect, says Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan. Its a testament
to our people, our culture, and our ability to deliver results for our
customers. This serves as reaffirmation of our customer-first philosophy
and recognition of our growth.
Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward
business logistics and supply chain managers.
When Inbound Logistics editors select the Top 100 3PL providers,
they carefully analyze how a logistics solutions provider enables
scalability for its customers, Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia
Stratton says. 3PLs today must produce direct savings for shippers
by optimizing the transport network, reducing inventory-to-sales
ratios, or advancing the order-to-cash cycle. But its just as important
for a logistics partner to act as a business change agent, driving their
customers ability to match demand for their products more closely
to supply, aligning enterprise operational performance to the larger
economic trend. That is what Syfan Logistics does, and why IL editors
have selected Syfan Logistics as a 2014 Top 100 3PL.

JERRY BELL continued from page 1

he has focused his talents on transportation technology and


communications during the past 12 years of his career.
He once worked for Dart Transit, where he managed an intra-state
start-up division in Texas. Next, he moved to Vice President of Sales
and Marketing with Transworks, a transportation software company
owned by Norfolk Southern. Before joining Syfan, he was National
Sales Manager for McLeod Software, managing that companys
Freight Management Solutions (FMS).
Jerry holds a bachelors degree in business administration from
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He and his
wife, Michelle, have been married for over 20 years. They have two
children: daughter Devon, 15; and son Drake, 12.
Please welcome Jerry Bell to the Syfan Logistics family!

We recently purchased a tanker truck for our Fitco account. Fitco, a prepared
feeds company in Anniston, Ala., uses our Freight Management System to
manage its inbound freight. Our FMS program achieves efficiency with a
number of automated system strategies including bid procurement, mode
optimization and load execution.

Many of our team members got in the


Halloween spirit last fall by dressing up. As you
can see, we have some creative people. Bruce
Carlton, who dressed up as a wolf, was selected
the winner in a company-wide vote. He received
a $75 gift card. Genesis Segovia (Witch Tree)
placed second. Tanya Sullens (Exorcist) and Paige
Bennett (Mary Poppins) tied for third.

Employee Spotlight
COMPANY GROWTH LEADS TO THREE KEY HIRES
The continued growth track at Syfan Logistics has led to the
addition of three key positions that will help us keep pace while
ensuring the highest level of technology and quality personnel.
Please join us in welcoming:
Human Resources Manager Dan Bacus
IT Analyst Diana Bullington
Trainer Levi Nix.
We are excited to have Dan, Diana and Levi join our team,
said President Greg Syfan. They are certainly representative of the
quality that exists throughout our team, which has grown to nearly
150 top professionals over the past three years.
As Human Resources Manager,
Dan Bacus supports the companys
most important asset our team
members. He helps select, develop
and retain Syfan employees
while assisting with ongoing
organizational planning.
Bacus has 24 years of experience in
HR and organizational development,
having worked in the health care
field for most of his career. A Michigan native, he has three sons:
Tyler, 22, Justin, 18, and Kyle, 15. Away from work, Bacus enjoys
playing guitar and attending Journey Church where he is involved
in the ministry.

Diana Bullington is Syfans lead


contact with our technology
partner McLeod Software. She
provides daily IT support for
employees. Bullington has a lot of
experience in the logistics industry,
having worked with Turbo Logistics,
then OHL and XPO.
The Arkansas native has lived in
Georgia since 1985. She enjoys
getting outdoors -- whether hiking, water skiing or snow skiing.
She also likes sewing, quilting and is an avid reader.
In his role as a Trainer, Levi Nix
works with new employees as they
get up to speed on Syfans systems
and procedures. A former teacher
with Hall County Schools, he works
individually and with groups of new
employees to get them familiar with
our operations and procedures. He
also remains a resource for Syfan
employees requiring additional
training and professional growth.
Nix is a White County native. He and his wife, Ashley, have
two boys, Silas and Samuel, and are expecting a third son in
March. He is active at Wahoo Baptist Church, severing as the
childrens pastor.

Syfan Supports Toys for Tots

Once again this holiday season, Syfan Logistics and Turbo Truck Center collected presents for the U.S.
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. We collected 348 gifts for area children to enjoy at Christmas, so we
were able to give each child two toys and one stocking stuffer. We are proud of our team for taking part in
the Toys for Tots program.

New Team Members


Dan Bacus - SLI
Jerry Bell - SLI
Diana Bullington - SLI
Alisha Cleveland - SLI
Hosea Delarosa - SLI
Matt Fenton - SLI
Thomas Fleming - SLI
Osvaldo Flores - TTC
Jorge Garcia - SLI

Kevin Goodwin - SLI


Nicholas Gorham - TTC
Justin Harrington - SLI
Deborah Kline - SLI
Darren Lea - SLI
Jordan Lovell - SLI
Kathryn Maxey - SLI
Jeremy Mcdaniel - SLI
Levi Nix - SLI

Patrick Northard - SDI


Doreen Nye - SLI
Rebecca Peoples - SLI
Daniel Powers - SLI
Cristyan Regalado - TTC
Stephanie Rider - SLI
Jose Rodriguez - SLI
Josue Rojas - SLI
Moe Sanchez - SLI

Syfan Logistics

Syfan Logistics Divisions

2037 Old Candler Road


P O Box 1294
Gainesville, GA 30503
770.287.8485
855.287.8485

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Israel Sanchez - SLI


Irina Seleznyova - SLI
Chase Syfan - SDI
Billy Thompson - SLI
Lonnie Turner - SDI
Austin West - SLI
Michael West - SDI

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