Barrett Distribution Welcomes U.S. Embassy Officials with International Center of Worcester

Apr 29, 2013, 11:52 ET from Barrett Distribution

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrett Distribution is announcing its assistance of the International Center of Worcester (ICW) by hosting a group of U.S. Embassy officials as they visit from abroad.  During their visit to Massachusetts from April 28 to May 2, 2013, the embassy officials will participate in a 3-day training on the Current Policy Issues Program.  The embassy officials, who work in the Department of State Public Diplomacy programs overseas, serve as key advisers to American embassy staff.  Their visit to the U.S. is intended to enhance an understanding of leadership, business, and participation in the American economic system.  Embassy officials will be touring Barrett Distribution's massive fulfillment center in Franklin, Massachusetts. 

"We are glad to support the efforts of our government and specifically the important work that our embassies do abroad," said COO Tim Barrett. He continued, "Knowledge of America, American culture, and American businesses supports the work our embassies do around the world helps to make our world a better and safer place."

Embassy officials will tour Barrett Distribution on Monday to view a fast growth business specializing in warehousing, distribution and logistics.  ICW hopes this event will strengthen its mission of promoting mutual understanding, Citizen Diplomacy, and international friendship between the U.S., the international community, and international visitors. Barrett Distribution is happy to be able to help in promoting this mission and looks forward to greeting the embassy officials with ICW.

About Barrett Distribution:

Barrett Distribution Centers, headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, and founded in 1941 as a single warehouse operation, has grown to serve a wide array of customers and industries with a network of 12 strategic distribution centers throughout the US. These facilities are designed to efficiently handle fast moving consumer goods for leaders and future leaders of the consumer electronics, chemical, food and beverage, and footwear and apparel sectors.  Barrett provides both consumer direct fulfillment and retail channel delivery, with facilities and operations covering the East Coast, West Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.  For more, please visit

About ICW:

ICW is an independent non-profit membership organization which has been organizing programs for participants in governmental and non-governmental professional exchange programs since 1963.

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