Masco Corporation Names Southeastern Freight Lines Carrier of the Year

Masco Corporation Names Southeastern Freight Lines Carrier of the Year

LEXINGTON, S.C. (March 1, 2010) – Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, has been named 2009 Carrier of the Year by Masco Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products.

This is the fourth time that Masco has tapped Southeastern for the award. Each year Masco Corporation gives the Carrier of the Year award to an LTL partner that earns the highest score based on survey results from Masco’s operating companies. Survey criteria include: billing accuracy, claims processing, delivery reliability, local terminal support, sales effort, transit times and Web site capabilities.

Terrell Hixon, national account manager for Southeastern Freight Lines, works closely with Masco Corporation. “Southeastern appreciates this award from Masco Corporation, one of our larger, long-time clients. The credit goes to our associates and their keen attention to detail,” said Hixon.

About Masco Corporation
Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr Paint, Delta Faucets, Hansgrohe bath and kitchen fixtures, KraftMaid and Merillat cabinets, Brasscraft plumbing supplies, Liberty Hardware decorative hardware items, Milgard Windows and Verve lighting systems. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. Visit www.masco.com for more information on the Masco family of brands.

About Southeastern Freight Lines
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 76 service centers in 12 states and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 38 states, Canada, the Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 300 quality awards received from customers and associations. For more information, please visit www.sefl.com.