Daily Digital Magazine: Pg. 4 — January 9, 2019

J.B. Hunt picking up Cory for $100 million

“This is a strategic investment that will further advance our final-mile delivery capabilities,” says President and CEO John Roberts.

   J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced Wednesday its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.
   The acquisition will be funded using J.B. Hunt’s existing revolving credit facility, the company said.

J.B. Hunt picking up Cory for $100 million

“This is a strategic investment that will further advance our final-mile delivery capabilities,” says President and CEO John Roberts.

J.B. Hunt picking up Cory for $100 million

“This is a strategic investment that will further advance our final-mile delivery capabilities,” says President and CEO John Roberts.

 
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   J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced Wednesday its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery for $100 million.
   The acquisition will be funded using J.B. Hunt’s existing revolving credit facility, the company said.
   “This is a strategic investment that will further advance our final-mile delivery capabilities of ‘big and bulky’ products to consumers and expand our expertise in furniture delivery,” said J.B. Hunt President and CEO John Roberts.
    Based in New Jersey and founded in 1934, Cory provides home delivery services of big and bulky products in the continental United States and U.S. territories using 14 warehouses and other customer-owned facilities. Cory utilizes more than 1,000 independent contractors, carriers and delivery drivers to complete over 2 million annual deliveries, J.B. Hunt said.
   Nick Hobbs, executive vice president and president of Dedicated Contract Services at J.B. Hunt, said, “Cory’s exceptional reputation for quality customer service complements our mission to be the best final-mile provider in North America.”
    J.B. Hunt said its final-mile division of the Dedicated Contract Services business unit operates one of the largest nationwide, co-mingled cross-dock operations and has the ability to serve 100 percent of the contiguous United States. In 2017, J.B. Hunt acquired Special Logistics Dedicated, expanding its pool distribution and fulfillment delivery capabilities.
    With the Cory acquisition, the final-mile division will grow to include 100 locations and more than 3.1 million square feet of warehouse and facilities space.
    Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as financial adviser and Mitchell Williams served as legal adviser to J.B. Hunt.

In the face of Brexit uncertainty, shippers are expected to start moving their distribution hubs and warehouses from the U.K. to the European Union. Assets based in the EU will start becoming a safer investment, avoiding any U.K. logistics delays caused by Brexit. Cash-flow problems are also expected for U.K. shippers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

U.S-flagged Great Lake freighters moved 3.1 million tons of cargo in January, a 110 percent year-over-year increase and 44 percent above the month’s five-year average.

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“This is a strategic investment that will further advance our final-mile delivery capabilities,” says President and CEO John Roberts.

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