Menlo Worldwide Logistics Signs Multi-Year Contract With Klone Lab for North American Warehousing and Distribution Services

Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:07am EST

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  SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 29 (Marketwire) -- 
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way
Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it has been engaged by Klone Lab to
provide warehousing and distribution services in North America. A premium
licensing and design house in the sports performance and lifestyle
industries, Massachusetts-based Klone Lab has vast experience in design,
development, brand marketing and distribution. 

    Klone Lab owns iPath eco-conscious skateboarding footwear and is the
licensing house for New Balance sandals, slides and open-toe products.
Under the new relationship, Menlo will manage warehousing and
distribution services for Klone at its new 90,000-square-foot
multi-client facility in Fontana, Calif. Klone will use 45,000 square
feet of warehouse space to house over 3,000 SKUs which include footwear,
apparel and accessories.

    "We had to take our supply chain to the next level in North America as
our business has grown. We needed a logistics provider with the
expertise, IT capabilities and flexibility that's critical to staying
competitive," said Matt Palma, president and chief operating officer of
Klone Lab. "With Menlo, we've found a relationship that fulfills those
needs, expands our warehousing and distribution capabilities, and ensures
we continue to offer superior customer service. They transitioned us to
the new space quickly and seamlessly and we're confident our relationship
will enjoy further success."

    "Our solution for Klone Lab will help them better serve their customers
in North America and provide flexibility to adjust and adapt as their
business changes," said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide
Logistics. "We're excited to work with Klone Lab and look forward to
helping them identify additional opportunities to optimize their
logistics and supply chain operations."

    Menlo's multi-client warehouse management solutions offers flexibility in
contract commitment length, the ability to share existing IT platforms,
an experienced management and labor infrastructure, requisite equipment
and assets, and an extensive geographic network of pre-configured
warehouse operations. 

    The company has multi-client facilities in North America, Europe and
Asia-Pacific. All of the company's facilities worldwide operate under the
Lean principles of continuous improvement and reduction of waste.

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    Menlo Worldwide Logistics images are available at 

www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom 

    About Menlo Worldwide Logistics 
  Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a
US$1.7 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management
and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including
North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco,
Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated
contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management,
transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other
value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and
light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated
facilities. With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse
space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and
industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates
effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution
needs of leading businesses around the world. 

    Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:
CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics
company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at
www.con-way.com.

    About Klone Lab
 Klone Lab, LLC is a leading full service global
licensing and brand building company specializing in the design,
manufacture, and distribution of sports and lifestyle footwear, apparel
and accessories. Klone Lab is based in Amesbury, Mass.

    

Contacts:
Kemp Goldberg Partners 
Amber Caron 
(207) 773-0700 
acaron@kempgoldberg.com 

Con-way Inc.
Gary Frantz
(925) 361-5580
frantz.gary@con-way.com 

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