Arnold Logistics, an operating unit of Arnold Industries, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract from The Quaker Oats Company to manage its foods and beverages distribution facility in the Northeast United States.

The Mixing Center will be housed in a 500,000 square foot facility currently under construction in Middletown, PA. It will employ approximately 90 people when fully operational in February 2001.

The new Northeast center will be the largest in Quaker’s newly configured U.S. distribution network. Arnold Logistics has provided distribution services to Quaker Oats for the past 24 years.

“We’ve worked hard with Quaker to demonstrate our value and expertise in distribution services, and are committed to meeting their future needs,” said Douglas B. Enck, president of Arnold Logistics.

Arnold Logistics is a rapidly growing business unit of Arnold Industries, Inc. specializing in e-commerce order fulfillment, call center management, distribution center management, returns processing and contract packaging services. Arnold Logistics has been in operation for over 24 years with a reputation for the highest quality of customer service.

The customer base ranges from Fortune 500 firms to e-commerce startup operations. Arnold Logistics has over 3.4 million square feet of warehousing space located in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas. Please visit the Arnold Logistics web site at

Arnold Industries is a transportation and logistics holding company. Operating revenues totaled $428 million in 1999. Business units include New Penn Motor Express, a Northeast regional next-day less-than-truckload motor carrier, Arnold Transportation Services, an irregular route and dedicated truckload motor carrier and Arnold Logistics.

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