LOGISTICS BRIEFS: Retail giantWal-Mart Stores Inc.honoredC.R. England Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, as Wal-Mart's "2008 Dedicated Grocery Carrier of the Year" and "2008 Grocery Carrier of the Year." "Wal-Mart realizes the continued pressure and challenges facing the transportation industry," said Ken Braunbach, Wal-Mart's senior director of carrier relations. "C.R. England's ability to rise above these obstacles has won our utmost trust and confidence." . . . This February sawThe Dannon Company, White Plains, N.Y. and Danone Inc. (Canada) issue seven "2008 Supplier of the Year" awards, including one to contract logistics services providerExel, Westerville, Ohio. Dannon recognized Exel's Dayton, Ohio, warehouse for performance across several areas, including its ability to maintain a 100 percent order-fill rate for 15 continuous months. . . Lift truck equipment supplierToyota Material Handling USA Inc., Irvine, Calif., said it namedMark Steenrodto national dealer development manager.Jewell Brownwas named national fleet sales and operations manager.Payman Shabbakwas named national strategic planning and pricing manager.
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