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Dallas, TX — November 19, 2015 — Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, acquired M33 Integrated, a third party logistics (3PL) provider based in Greenville, SC. The acquisition, announced on September 17, 2015, expands Transplace’s vertical expertise and geographical reach, as well as enhances M33’s operations and ability to provide greater access to market intelligence to customers.

As a member of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), M33 serves companies in the industry through its combination of proprietary technology and supply chain expertise. Joining Transplace will empower M33 to offer a greater range of services to its customers, especially those in the flexible packaging-related industry. M33’s headquarters and technology center in Greenville, SC and its operations center in Greensboro, NC will be named the Transplace Southeast Center of Excellence and will operate as part of the company’s Transportation Management business, led by President Frank McGuigan.

“We look forward to the continued relationships with FPA members and providing expanded capabilities now available through the Transplace solutions infrastructure,” said Sammy Riddle, Senior Vice President at Transplace, and formerly Co-founder and President of M33 Integrated. “Although we are transitioning to the Transplace brand and name, we are still very committed to serving this industry.”

As one of the leading providers of transportation management services across North America, Transplace helps its customers manage a wide range of logistics and transportation needs by providing customized solutions through a proprietary web-based transportation management system (TMS) platform. The company provides full transportation outsourcing, carrier contracting and negotiation, and intermodal and freight brokerage services to a diverse customer base of manufacturers, retailers, consumer goods and chemical companies.

About Transplace
Transplace is a North American non-asset-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by consulting services, supply chain network planning and design, and transportation procurement. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

Greenville, SC – November 18, 2015 – M33 Integrated, a Greenville-based third party logistics (3PL) provider, is proud to honor Holland as its 2015 LTL Regional Carrier of the Year. Presented by M33 at its Carrier Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, November 12, this award recognizes the performance of Holland in the areas of client volume growth, on-time service and low claims frequency. This is Holland’s third time in the past four years to be selected for this prestigious award.

M33 hosts their annual M33 Carrier Appreciation event every November to thank carrier partners and their dedicated service to M33 customers. Special award recognition is given to those carriers who represent exceptional levels of on-time pickup and delivery performance, low claims ratios, accurate invoicing, and commitment to our technology in order to automate communications with M33. “We know that many carriers have the privilege of serving M33 and its clients, “states Shaun Martin, Area Director of Sales at Holland. “It’s an honor to be considered the premier provider in their regional stable for 2015.”

Utilizing an innovative co-management approach that seamlessly integrates with a shipper’s supply chain, M33 enables its clients to focus on their core competencies while M33 services are implemented to bring maximum benefit. With one of the only live support teams in the industry and a proprietary transportation technology platform, M33 provides an unmatched suite of logistics solutions. “A key component to M33’s success is the committed relationship and collaboration we have with our carrier network,” states Ken Waldron, Director of Procurement Compliance at M33 Integrated. “Because of those established relationships, we can successfully secure capacity and simplify complex freight activities for our customers.”

M33 Integrated was recently acquired on September 17, 2015 by Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology. This acquisition expands Transplace’s vertical expertise and geographical reach and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base. M33 Integrated’s Greensboro, NC operations center and Greenville, SC technology center will become the Transplace Southeastern Center of Excellence and will operate as part of the company’s Transportation Management business, which is led by President Frank McGuigan.

About Holland
Founded in 1929 in Holland, Michigan, Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Originally committed to serving the central United States, Holland has expanded farther into the Southeast and Midwest where it continues to provide on-time reliability. Its dedicated employees have earned the prestigious Quest for Quality award from Logistics Management magazine every year since the mid-1980s.

About Transplace
Transplace is a North American non-asset-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by consulting services, supply chain network planning and design, and transportation procurement. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

Greenville, SC – October 21, 2015 – M33 Integrated, a Greenville-based third party logistics (3PL) provider, was named as one of South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies for 2015. Moving up from 20th last year, M33 ranks number 17 for 2015, which is the fifth time making this esteemed list. This year delivered both the highest number of applicants and an exceptional level of growth and quality—number 25 having a growth rate of 33 percent—making this a remarkable year for the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina’s Fastest-Growing Companies competition ranks the 25 most dynamic and successful companies in South Carolina. The prestigious annual program, run by the Capitol Corporation and co-sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the achievements of South Carolina’s top-performing private and publicly owned companies. To be eligible, companies must be headquartered in South Carolina and have been in business for at least three years. The nominees are judged on the growth of their income over the last three years, as well as the growth of employment.

M33 has a unique co-managed business model focused on partnerships and providing exceptional customer service while offering extremely flexible technology and services specific to individual client needs. M33 provides a strategic network of global partners and sophisticated technology tools to optimize global supply chain management. With one of the only live support teams in the industry and a proprietary transportation technology platform, M33 provides an unmatched suite of logistics solutions.

“We are extremely proud of the company we have built and are looking forward to our new journey with Transplace,” states M33’s Co-Founder and Senior Partner Sammy Riddle. “Now, more than ever, we will be able to experience true growth and continue to provide our partners with increased value and innovative solutions.”

M33 Integrated was recently acquired by Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology. This acquisition expands Transplace’s vertical expertise and geographical reach and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base. M33 Integrated’s Greensboro, NC operations center and Greenville, SC technology center will become the Transplace Southeastern Center of Excellence and will operate as part of the company’s Transportation Management business, which is led by President Frank McGuigan.

About SC 25 Fastest Growing Company Program
Presented by The Capital Corporation and Co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine and Columbia Business Monthly), Scott and Company and Wells Fargo, this event recognizes exceptional and diverse businesses from across the state. Now in its 14th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing companies that have contributed to South Carolina’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment. For more information, visit www.scfastestgrowing.com.

About Transplace
Transplace is a North American non-asset-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by consulting services, supply chain network planning and design, and transportation procurement. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

Greenville, SC – September 17, 2015 – M33 Integrated, a lead logistics provider headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is proud to officially announce the grand opening of its new downtown Greensboro Global Operations Center at 333 North Greene Street. The new facility is an expansion from the previous Battleground Avenue and Elm Street locations.

M33 provides the technology, tools and intelligence to automate logistics across every facet of the supply chain by delivering a unique combination of proprietary technology and supply chain expertise to help customers exceed business goals. Utilizing a co-management approach lets companies retain as much or as little control as they choose.

M33’s Global Operations Center monitors and co-manages freight activities to ensure efficient and cost-effective performance. The state-of-the-art facility houses over 150 Logistics and Supply Chain experts and features one of the industry’s only true, live support teams.

M33 Integrated’s growth is largely due to the dedication and service of its seasoned employees. “We take great pride in our employees’ constant support and loyalty,” states Co-Founder and Senior Partner Sammy Riddle. “They serve as a constant reminder that M33 is taking the necessary steps to be an employer where people desire to work.” 2015 marks the tenth anniversary for five M33 employees: Erick Calloway, Pam Turner, Jeff Thomas, Kim Wheeler, and Andrew Shaffer. “It is largely because of employees like these that M33 is able to reap the benefits today that were sown years ago.”

M33 welcomes guests for a Greensboro Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm. Following the ceremony, M33 will host an Open House from 5:00-7:00 pm with live music and food and drinks provided by local vendors.

The expansion to the new location has been an ongoing process since 2012. “We are looking forward to what the future may bring, as this marks the beginning of the next chapter in the growth of M33,” states Scott Riddle, Co-Founder and Senior Partner of M33 Integrated. “Because of our employees’ commitment and drive, we have been able to accomplish industry-leading milestones and further our success as a leading logistics (3PL) provider.”

Since moving into the new facility, M33 has hired approximately fifteen new employees and has plans of future growth and hires. The space has been designed from the ground up with emphasis on utilizing the latest technology in network infrastructure and incorporating audio and visual systems to enhance the ability to provide world-class customer service.

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that it has acquired M33 Integrated. This acquisition expands Transplace’s vertical expertise and geographical reach, and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base. M33 Integrated’s Greensboro, NC operations center and Greenville, SC technology center will become the Transplace Southeastern Center of Excellence, and will operate as part of the company’s Transportation Management business, which is led by President Frank McGuigan.

About Transplace

Transplace is a North American non-asset-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by consulting services, supply chain network planning and design, and transportation procurement. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

September 17, 2015 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that it has acquired M33 Integrated, a third party logistics (3PL) provider with particular strength in the packaging, chemical and advanced materials sectors. This acquisition expands Transplace’s vertical expertise and geographical reach, and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

M33 Integrated delivers a strategic combination of technology tools, intelligence and consultative services to help shippers optimize logistics and reduce transportation costs to support business goals. Through its combination of proprietary technology and supply chain expertise, M33 Integrated delivers logistics solutions to a diverse customer base. M33 Integrated’s Greensboro, NC operations center and Greenville, SC technology center will become the Transplace Southeastern Center of Excellence, and will operate as part of the company’s Transportation Management business, which is led by President Frank McGuigan.

“M33 Integrated brings a strong management team, robust technology solutions and an excellent customer base, particularly within the growing flexible packaging industry, that are complementary to Transplace’s capabilities,” said Transplace CEO Tom Sanderson. “The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”

As one of the leading providers of transportation management services across North America, Transplace generates revenue in excess of $1.6 billion. Owned by Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Transplace helps its customers manage a wide range of logistics and transportation needs by providing customized solutions through a proprietary web-based TMS platform. The company provides full transportation outsourcing, carrier contracting and negotiation, and intermodal and freight brokerage services to a diverse customer base of manufacturers, retailers, consumer goods and chemical companies.

Scott Riddle, senior partner and co-founder, M33 Integrated, said, “We are thrilled to join Transplace, which positions us to better serve our current customers and allows us to take advantage of Transplace’s experience and scale, along with its award-winning technology and Lean Six Sigma-based processes. We look to continue to grow Transplace across geographical areas and industry verticals and provide superior service and value to existing and new customers.”

About Transplace

Transplace is a North American non-asset-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by consulting services, supply chain network planning and design, and transportation procurement. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.

About Greenbriar Equity Group

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of committed capital, focuses exclusively on the global transportation industry, including companies in logistics and distribution, freight and passenger transport, aerospace and defense, automotive and related sectors. Greenbriar invests with proven management teams who are interested in being significant equity owners in their companies as well as with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital. Greenbriar’s partners bring many decades of experience at the highest levels within the transportation industry. Additional information may be found at www.greenbriarequity.com.

Greenville, SC — August 18, 2015 — M33 Integrated has been named as one of ‘20 Most Promising Logistics Tech Providers of 2015’ by CIOReview. Selection is based on the vendor’s capability to realize the needs of manufacturers through supply chain that supports core business processes of various industries. Vendors are also evaluated on the integration of their technological innovations into their systems.

“Being named to this list is a great validation of the work and achievements of our solutions and team here at M33,” states Warren Patterson, Chief Information and Technology Officer at M33. “We work in a very fast-paced industry and I’m pleased that our solution has repeatedly been able to demonstrate forward-thinking leadership and innovation.”

M33 is the exclusive developer and provider of the Blackbeard® Suite, a full service transportation management system (TMS). Blackbeard is an innovative and feature-rich cloud-based TMS that goes beyond traditional transportation management software. Blackbeard’s “workflow centric” model is strategically designed by users, for users. Innovative approaches to traditional functions proactively give operators exactly what they need to see during the lifespan of a shipment, when they need to see it. With this strategic approach to visibility and execution, Blackbeard helps operate more efficiently and cost-effectively while keeping control of day-to-day transportation activity.

Located in Greensboro, NC, M33’s Global Operations Center features one of the industry’s only true, live support teams. Experienced and responsive Logistics Coordinators monitor and co-manage freight activities to ensure efficient and cost-effective performance. Outsourced logistics solutions range from a single function to comprehensive supply chain management services.

Unlike many logistics providers, the M33 team delivers a strategic combination of technology tools, intelligence, and consultative expertise to help customers optimize logistics and to support business goals. With a customer-centric focus, M33’s co-managed approach has a foundation of communication and collaboration. M33’s experience spans all transportation modes and diverse industries, and offers a unique consultative expertise that helps evaluate supply chain optimization needs.

About CIOReview

CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions. To learn more, visit cioreview.com.

Inc5000Greenville, SC — August 15, 2015 — M33 Integrated Ranks No. 1740 on Inc. magazine’s 34th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at a very important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

The 2015 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over three years, with M33 at a three-year sales growth of 231% from 2011 to 2014. In addition, M33 also made it in the top 25 for the Top Companies in South Carolina and in the top 50 for Top Logistics & Transportation Companies on the Inc. 5000 list.

In addition to making the Inc. 5000, M33 is also ranked among the Best Places to Work in South Carolina, 20 Most Promising Logistics Tech Providers of 2015 by CIOReview and the Top 10 3PLs for Best Technology by Global Trade. Senior Partner and Co-Founder Sammy Riddle states, “It is with great appreciation to our employees and clients that we celebrate our growth in an industry of challenging market conditions and cost pressures.”

With one of the only live support teams in the industry, M33 Integrated provides unmatched logistics solutions. M33’s co-management approach seamlessly integrates with the supply chain and allows companies to focus on core competencies and revenue growth. Today, due to adaptive technology that embraces ongoing innovative transformations, M33 has the highest retention rate in the third party logistics (3PL) industry. M33’s advanced technological tools and logistics services allows clients to operate better, faster and more efficiently.

“While our proud history has propelled us to where we are today, we clearly recognize that our path towards continued success is driven by the advancing needs of our clients and the dedication of our employees,” states Sammy Riddle. “It’s exciting to make this prestigious list for the ninth year in a row. We will continue to persevere in our marketplace and strive for future growth.”

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

leading3plGreenville, S.C. – August 13, 2015 – M33 Integrated is pleased to be named to Global Trade magazine’s Top 10 3PLs for Best Technology for the second year in a row. Global Trade releases their annual America’s Top 3PL Report to recognize logistics companies in ten categories, all based on shippers’ needs identified by Global Trade. The country’s leading third party logistic providers are researched and evaluated by Global Trade and the top ten are then chosen in each of the categories.

The Blackbeard® Suite, M33’s full-service and proprietary Transportation Management System (TMS), features a “workflow-centric” model that presents users with exactly what they need to see during the lifespan of a shipment. Blackbeard provides an easy-to-use, feature-rich alternative to traditional transportation management software and helps clients quickly realize reduced costs, improved efficiencies, and enhanced customer satisfaction as it integrates seamlessly and automates critical activities while keeping control of day-to-day transportation activity.

“Being that we are the exclusive developer and provider of our transportation technology software, we take great pride in receiving recognition for our efforts,” states Sammy Riddle, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of M33 Integrated. “We work hard to maintain its efficiency and effectiveness for our clients and logistic personnel. It is an honor to be named to such an exclusive list.”

As a lead logistics provider, M33 delivers a unique combination of proprietary technology and supply chain expertise to help customers exceed business goals. Utilizing a co-management approach—a dynamic partnership that drives growth and increases value—lets companies retain as much or as little control as they choose. M33’s Global Operations Center, located in Greensboro, NC, monitors and co-manages freight activities to ensure efficient and cost-effective performance, as well as features one of the industry’s only true, live support teams. M33 provides the technology, tools and intelligence to automate logistics across every facet of the supply chain.

Global Trade

Global Trade is a U.S.-based magazine for U.S.-based companies that do business globally. The mission of Global Trade is to educate and entertain readers on ways to utilize the global marketplace to increase market share and corporate profits, through creative efficiencies in cargo transportation, banking, joint ventures, outsourcing and expansion opportunities. For more information, visit www.globaltrademag.com.

10thGreenville, SC – August 8, 2015 — M33 Integrated is honored to earn the distinction of Best Places to Work in South Carolina for 2015 with a ranking of seventeen in its class of small-to-medium sized businesses. This tenth annual awards program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the state benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses.

The selection process is thorough and candidates must meet certain requirements and criteria. To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Have a facility in the state of South Carolina
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of South Carolina
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year

The survey and awards program consists of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. An anonymous employee survey is also distributed to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determine the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group manages the overall registration and survey process, analyzes the data, and determines the final rankings.

“Upper management goes the distance to make M33 employees feel valued and appreciated,” says Ethan Wade, Client Development Representative and member of M33’s Culture Committee. “A growing company doesn’t just happen through meeting sales goals; M33 also puts a lot of emphasis on employee appreciation and maintaining a work-life balance.”

M33 is a global logistics provider offering supply chain expertise and proprietary transportation management software that allows greater control over shipments and increases efficiencies in routing, fuel costs and shipment tracking. With a customer-centric focus, M33’s co-managed approach has a foundation of communication and collaboration with clients. By turning those principles inward, M33 is able to provide a workplace based on the same values.

Senior Partner Sammy Riddle says, “It’s never just about growing the business; our people are what make M33 an enjoyable place to work. They are who I trust to carry M33’s name and reputation. We have not succeeded if we have not created an environment where individuals can thrive and grow.”

For more information on the Best Places to Work in South Carolina program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkSC.com.

Greenville, SC — July 21, 2015 — M33 Integrated is looking forward to participating as an exhibitor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this September. PACK EXPO is teaming up with PHARMA EXPO for the second consecutive year to organize North America’s largest packaging and processing show. This alliance brings forth a showcase of innovation and emerging technology for manufacturers in the packaging and pharmaceutical industries. The expo will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 28-30, 2015.

“We are thrilled to be returning to PACK EXPO,” states Sammy Riddle, Senior Partner at M33. “We always embrace the opportunity to speak to industry executives about the benefits of our transportation management system, unique co-management style, and other services offered exclusively to our clients.”

With one of the only live support teams in the industry and a proprietary transportation technology platform, M33 provides unmatched logistics solutions. M33’s business model focuses on partnering with clients where they need help the most. Solutions are tailored by providing exceptional customer service while offering extremely flexible technology and services to fit individual client needs. M33 has developed a capacity management system, mCap®, to boost collaboration between carrier networks to bring incomparable capacity directly to clients, as well as maximize backhaul and closely track and predict market rate fluctuations. Utilizing a co-management approach, M33 provides flexibility for clients to have as much or as little control as they choose in their supply chain operations.

The M33 exhibit will be displaying its latest technology and services, including: BlackBeard®, a workflow-centric proprietary transportation management system (TMS); mCap®, a capacity management program; and mPower®, a suite of actionable business intelligence tools. “Being in attendance gives us a great opportunity to create new relationships with companies looking for a change or who are initially seeking to partner with a Lead Logistics Provider,” states Sammy Riddle. “It also allows us to meet with our current clients who will be in attendance to ensure they are satisfied with our services and track potential next steps.”

Several M33 executives and operational experts will be in attendance at the Las Vegas Convention Center during Pack Expo on September 28-30, 2015 at booth #6922.

About PMMI


PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 650 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, packexpo.com, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs. Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.

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