Mainstreet Delivery Launches to Handle Heavy Lifting

New logistics company to focus on delivery of large household products for consumer, B2B markets

New logistics company to focus on delivery of large household products for consumer, B2B markets

Green Bay, WI — February 24, 2005 — A new full service delivery company, Mainstreet Delivery, has debuted to handle large household products that typically require specialized handling and onsite setup, with a focus on delivering to home and business end-users, as well the retail, distributor and dealer sales channels.

The new company is looking to build its customer base among manufacturers, retailers, and print and electronic catalogers of furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, lawn and garden products and other large items.

Typically such products are either too big to be delivered through conventional methods, such as UPS or FedEx, or require service beyond the realm of standard less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, Mainstreet said in a company statement.

Mainstreet said that its president and CEO, Maury Mussa, has served in prominent positions with major logistics, transportation and home delivery organizations for over 25 years and has recruited a management team of industry veterans.

"Our goal is to become the premiere provider in the full service delivery market," said Mussa. "It's a niche that is in need of a lead player and we have the plan in place to serve that role."

Mussa and staff have assembled a national network of service providers with coverage through out the United States, Puerto Rico and select Canadian markets. These providers have expertise in the handling, delivery and installation of larger, high-end products.

The benefits that Mainstreet said it will provide to its customers include single-source national coverage, reduced cycle times from order to delivery, in-transit handling and storage, and inventory and order management, as well as centralized customer service and national reverse logistics.

Mainstreet management will use a custom designed order management system. The software will monitor all items on an order rather than each item separately, and it will be Web-based, allowing visibility to the client customer, the service provider, the receiving customer and Mainstreet Delivery personnel.

"Having an outstanding delivery network is part of the equation," said Mussa. "We'll be coordinating orders with the best software technology in the industry."

For more information on the latest trends in the logistics space, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Fulfillment & Logistics" in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.