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Estes Express Lines expects to see a gain from Con-way''s decision to close its Con-way Forwarding air division.
The Richmond, Va.-based LTL carrier is hiring 15 former Con-way Forwarding sales people following last month''s shutdown of the Con-way division.
Estes said its air freight forwarding group, Estes Air, will ramp up operations to handle expected additional business and is moving to increase the group''s call center capacity by more than 50 percent.
"Many major air freight forwarders were actively recruiting these top professionals, and we were pleased when so many of them chose to join us at Estes," said Billy Hupp, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
"These 15 people bring us a significant amount of added knowledge, industry insights, operational skills and capabilities that we''ll put to work right away to benefit our customers," said Scott Fisher, vice president and general manager of Estes Air. "Their addition will have a significant impact on Estes Air''s top-line revenue."