READING, Pa., April 21, 2011— Penske Logistics has been honored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company with the 2010 Outstanding Service Excellence Award, for its outstanding dedicated contract carriage services, both inbound and outbound. It was presented to Penske at the ScottsMiracle-Gro annual logistics conference in West Palm, Beach, Fla.
"We are very pleased to be honored by ScottsMiracle-Gro," said Dennis Abruzzi, Penske Senior Vice President Operations -- Eastern Region. "This prestigious honor is an acknowledgement of Penske's positive working relationship with ScottsMiracle-Gro, to continue providing industry-leading acceptance rates and on-time deliveries of their lawn and garden care products. We also collaborated with ScottsMiracle-Gro to integrate a new transportation management system and aided in the expansion of their distribution network." "Penske has been supporting ScottsMiracle-Gro's Ohio operations with outstanding dedicated carriage services out of the Marysville and Hebron facilities since 2005," said Jim Iovino, Vice President of Global Logistics for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. "Penske was instrumental in the successful launch of the company's Orville, Ohio facility in 2010, and has been an important element of our supply chain success."
With approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In Europe, the company's brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at www.scotts.com.
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