RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (http://www.longistics.com), announced that Duane and Pat Long, chairman and vice chairman respectively, were honored by the N.C. Transportation Hall of Fame with the Earl Congdon Award for Excellence in Highway Freight Transportation at an induction and award ceremony on Monday, Oct. 4 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. The N.C. Transportation Hall of Fame began in 2003 to honor noteworthy individuals in the industry in the past and present annually. Registration for the event began at 9 a.m., followed by exhibits and music at 9:30 a.m., and lunch and the awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. For more information on the ceremony, visit http://www.ncthf.org.
“This honor is a pleasant surprise for me,” said Duane Long. “To receive this top recognition from the state after the years of dedication and quality service we put into the industry is truly humbling and much appreciated.”
“We are grateful that the N.C. Transportation Hall of Fame has chosen to bestow this award to us,” said Pat Long. “We are proud of what we have accomplished, and we hope to continue being a top provider of transportation needs for this state.”
- Duane Long and his wife, Pat, created Longistics in 1984. The organization provides global logistics, transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations in the Global TransPark near Kinston, N.C., and at Research Triangle Park near the RDU airport.
- The Longs helped establish the North Carolina China Center to expand the state’s logistics and supply chain industries into the world marketplace.
- Duane Long is a former chairman of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and has served on its board for more than 15 years. He is vice president at large of the American Trucking Associations, previously served as chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association and was founding Chairman of the NCTA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting highway safety. Gov. Beverly Perdue has appointed Duane to the North Carolina Department of Commerce China Advisory Council. He has been a member of the governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on urban transportation as well as served on multiple boards of directors.
- A recognized industry leader, Pat Long has started a number of successful businesses over the past 30 years. In 1997, she became the first woman chair of the North Carolina Trucking Association. Among her numerous awards and honors are the American Trucking Associations Federation Star Award, INC. magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies, Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business Award, and the Isaac Hunter Excellence in Service Award. Gov. Beverly Perdue has appointed Pat to serve on the advisory board of the North Carolina Logistics Task Force.
Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Longistics is a full-service provider of global logistics solutions which specializes in cold-chain logistical support and problem solving services for a broad range of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributor of high value, high security products. A leading provider of third-party logistics, Longistics has a worldwide reach and growing presence in China, and other emerging markets around the world. Longistics provides transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations at FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark, and FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Capabilities include: supply chain studies, vendor managed inventories, transportation, technology, infrastructure, FTZ zone operations, domestic warehousing services, order fulfillment, kitting and sub-assembly, and value-added programs. For more information, visit http://www.longistics.com.