U.S. Army and Cardinal Logistics Management Team Up on National Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program

Jul 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation

    CONCORD, N.C., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Logistics Management --
 one of the nation's fastest growing third-party logistics and transportation
 firms -- and the U.S. Army this week announced they have partnered together in
 the national U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program.  The PaYS
 program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross-section of
 U.S. corporations and public sector agencies providing priority hiring status
 to qualified soldiers during and after completion of their Army service.
     Representatives of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) and
 executives with Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation (Cardinal) signed an
 agreement at Cardinal's headquarters in Concord, N.C. on Wednesday, June 29
 formalizing the agreement.  Cardinal executives were on hand in Concord to
 meet with U.S. Army officials including: Vin McLoughlin, Cardinal's Chairman
 of the Board, and Jerry Bowman, Cardinal President and COO.  U.S. Army
 participants included:  First Sergeant (1SG) Michael Thayer, Sergeant (SGT)
 Cheri Nilsen and Captain (CPT) Mike Thornton.
     An additional signing ceremony with Battalion Officers in Harrisburg, PA
 was held at the U.S. Army's Wilkes-Barre Recruiting Office at 100 Wyoming
 Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre PA at 12:00 p.m. noon on Monday, July 18, 2005.
     "The U.S. Army is excited to add Cardinal Logistics Management to its team
 of corporate partners in the Partnership for Youth Success program," said LTC
 Kevin Miller, Harrisburg, PA -- Battalion Commander. "We are so proud of our
 partnerships like this that enable our recruiters to offer applicants quality
 employment opportunities during and after their Army service."
     PaYS was developed to help the U.S. Army attract, train and deploy
 talented young people who want to serve their country, but also want to help
 secure their future success once their Army service is complete.  Under terms
 of the agreement between USAREC and Cardinal, enlistees interested in gaining
 specific job training and qualifications will receive that training while in
 the U.S. Army.  As part of the enlistment process, recruits sign a statement
 of understanding of intent to work for Cardinal upon completion of their term
 of service.  As they near the end of their enlistments, the Soldiers will have
 the opportunity to interview with Cardinal for a specific job at a specific
 location nationwide.
     "Cardinal has created a unique market niche in the retail industry
 sector -- specifically through dedicated home and job-site delivery
 transportation services," explained Cardinal's President and COO, Jerry
 Bowman.  "Quality drivers are the primary reason for Cardinal's phenomenal
 growth in the third-party logistics and transportation industry and will be
 our key to future success and expansion."
     "We see the PaYS program as the perfect vehicle for attracting, training
 and hiring outstanding employees for many years to come," Bowman added.  "We
 are thrilled and honored to partner with the U.S. Army on this exciting
 initiative and look forward to tapping into the incredible talent, skills and
 integrity possessed by our country's enlisted men and women who join us
 through this program."
     The Army's list of corporate partners is growing.  Cardinal Logistics is
 the newest of more than 100 partners, including: BellSouth, Caterpillar, HCA,
 EDS, Lockheed Martin, Sears Logistics Services Inc., State Farm Insurance,
 John Deere Company, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Goodyear, DELL and Southwest
 Airlines. Cardinal jobs are scheduled to be available in the Army's PaYS
 database in the coming weeks.  For more information, interested applicants may
 visit their local recruiter or log on to http://www.armypays.com .
     "Each year thousands of young men and women develop valuable skills and
 gain experience in a broad spectrum of Army jobs.  They are motivated, have
 professional work habits and high standards of conduct.  This partnership is
 one way we can help ensure our soldiers continue to achieve success after
 leaving the Army, and that American industry benefits by gaining quality
 employees," Miller said.
     About Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation (Cardinal):
     Cardinal is one of the country's leading third-party logistics,
 transportation and supply-chain solutions providers.  Cardinal offers a
 comprehensive range of tools and services including asset-based dedicated
 contract carriage services, home and jobsite delivery services,
 warehousing/inventory management, Cardinal Technology & Consulting, supply
 chain modeling and logistics management. Solutions are highly customizable and
 may include dedicated equipment, drivers, contractors, management, warehouses
 and technology for the exclusive use of that customer. Headquartered in
 Concord, NC, Cardinal customers include some of the nation's leading retailers
 and manufacturers including: The Home Depot, Office Depot, KraftMaid
 Cabinetry, Mill's Pride, CHEP and more. For more information about Cardinal,
 please visit http://www.cardlog.com .
     About U.S. Army Recruiting Command:
     The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) is a recruiting initiative
 developed by the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) to appeal to
 young people interested in obtaining a quality civilian job after serving in
 the Army.  The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered at Fort Knox,
 recruits quality men and women to serve in the Army and Army Reserve.
 Approximately 8,000 soldiers and civilian employees conduct recruiting
 operations throughout the States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam,
 American Samoa, and at U.S. facilities in Germany and Asia. The Harrisburg
 Battalion headquartered in New Cumberland, recruits throughout central Pa.
 covering 36 of the state's counties.

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