Founders of Chattanooga-based third-party logistics firm Access America are starting another company called Steam Logistics to pursue international opportunities, according to a news release.
Ted Alling, Barry Large and Allan Davis will launch the new company, which specializes in international air and ocean shipping, on Oct. 1.
"For years, we have remained focused on building Access America and taking pride in doing everything within our power to satisfy our customers," Alling, the company's CEO, said in a prepared statement. "As a result, the clamoring got louder from many of our customers who wanted the same level of service to fulfill their international shipping needs. That is where Steam came in."
The founders did an international search and ultimately recruited longtime transportation executive Brad Kemp to lead Steam Logistics as chief operating officer.
The team expects to bring about 50 jobs to Chattanooga in the next five years.
"We have an opportunity to do something very special in international logistics based on the credibility of our founders and their proven track record," Kemp said in a prepared statement. "After seeing the level of commitment to our customers, which enabled Access America to scale aggressively, I know Steam is bound for success. We are going to replicate the Access America model and apply it internationally."
Steam Logistics is a member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America and is a Transportation Security Administration-approved indirect air carrier.
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Disclaimer: Nooga.com is affiliated with Lamp Post Group, which has a business relationship with Access America Transport. Editorial decisions for this publication are made independently of Lamp Post and Access America.
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