Thursday, September 4, 2008

Menlo Worldwide Expands Presence in Guadalajara, Mexico

Logistics Provider to Locate Regional Office Activities near Growing Center for
High-Tech Manufacturing

SAN MATEO, Calif., and GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Sept. 4, 2008 — Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of USA-based Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it is expanding its presence in Guadalajara, Mexico. The expansion will include a relocation of functions from Mexico City to Guadalajara, including sales, finance, administrative, transportation management and engineering.

Menlo will continue to serve Mexico City through its existing network of distribution centers and account representatives. Currently, Menlo manages more than 15,000 square meters of warehouse space in Mexico with distribution facilities in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. The move to Guadalajara, known as a growing high-tech market, will position Menlo to take advantage of the region's rich labor pool, and to better serve existing and future customers as the region continues to expand.

"We are very pleased to welcome Menlo and its expanding operations to Guadalajara,” said Mr. Cesar Castro Rodriguez, national president of CNIMME (National Council of the Maquiladora and Manufacturing Industry for Exportation) and country director of logistics for Jabil Circuit. "Menlo recognized, as have many national and multinational companies, the competitive advantages that Guadalajara offers, particularly for those businesses that participate in manufacturing and distribution between Mexico and the United States. Menlo is clearly positioning itself to improve its support and responsiveness for its customers."

The trend toward expansion in the high-tech market and continuing pressure from the high cost of fuel is causing some companies to reconsider the length of their supply chains. Menlo works closely with its customers to optimize the design of their supply chain operations, with an emphasis on employing Lean methodologies to drive continuous improvement. This capability helps Menlo's customers to dynamically respond to changing supply chain needs around the world.

"Our unique supply chain solution is predicated on hiring, training and maintaining top industry talent,” said Robert Gahagen, Menlo's director of operations for Mexico and Latin America. "Relocating the regional offices to Guadalajara will provide Menlo with access to the staffing resources that will support our continued expansion in this market and provide the best service to our customers throughout the region.”

For more information about Menlo in Guadalajara call 52-333-793-8040 or e-mail or Information may also be obtained via the Web at

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics company