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Aluminum Association Welcomes New Member, PLS Logistics Services

May 4, 2011

Leading provider of logistics services for industrial and metal related shippers with the largest network of flatbed trucking carriers in North America

ARLINGTON, Va., The Aluminum Association is proud to announce its newest company member, PLS Logistics Services.

PLS Logistics Services, based near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a leading logistics management services provider. PLS offers a full suite of logistics services for industrial and metal related industries, from turnkey outsourced logistics solutions, to inbound management as well as spot market and surge capacity.  PLS ships over one-million loads annually across all major freight modes.

PLS has more than 150,000 trucks representing over 10,000 carrier partners, along with railroads and major barge companies.  PLS PROSM—PLS’ proprietary web-based transportation management system—ensures every freight move meets service requirements with increased visibility through tracking, administration and reporting.

“We are pleased to welcome PLS Logistics Services into our growing membership,” said Aluminum Association President Steve Larkin.  “Our industry would not be possible without dependable transportation.  We will continue to enhance the partnership between our member companies to meet the needs of industry consumers.”

“PLS is pleased to join the Aluminum Association and we look forward to our active participation in the association,” said PLS Chairman Gregory Burns.  “We believe our unique perspective on the challenges facing metals-related supply chains and our insight into best transportation practices can help drive efficiencies to all the members.”

For more information on PLS Logistics Services visit http://plslogistics.com.

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The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today’s market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate more than 200 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide.

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