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Ryder and Gibralter Industries Expand Transportation Operations to Include Three Additional Subsidiaries

July 25, 2006

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a global supply chain, warehousing, and transportation management solutions company, has announced that Gibraltar Industries, Inc., a manufacturer, processor, and distributor of metals for the building, vehicular, and industrial markets, has expanded its transportation contract with Ryder and has added Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) services for three Gibraltar subsidiaries – Appleton Supply Co., Inc., Southeastern Metals Company/SEMCO, and DOT Metal Products, Inc. “We needed a national transportation provider that could leverage our network of multiple divisions and drive efficiencies throughout our supply chain,” said John E. Wagner, vice president of supply chain management for Gibraltar Industries. Since 2004, Ryder has provided full service lease services for Gibraltar. Ryder's transportation services are being expanded to include Dedicated Contract Carriage services for three of Gibraltar’s subsidiaries. Additionally, Ryder will be co-located at Appleton Supply Co., Inc.’s manufacturing facility in Appleton, Wis., and Southeastern Metals Company’s manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Fla., to manage and consolidate less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments into multi-stop truckloads and fill backhaul lanes through Ryder’s Transportation Management Center.
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