TORONTO, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Livingston International has acquired
Houston, Texas-based Evans and Wood & Co., Inc. ("Evans and Wood"),
Livingston's president and CEO, Peter Luit, announced today.
Livingston International's latest acquisition strengthens Livingston's
U.S. air/sea customs brokerage and international forwarding platform in
the United States, establishes a presence for the company in Dallas and
expands its growing operations in Houston. It also gives Livingston
additional expertise in international logistics management services to
offer full sourcing, shipping and other logistics services to clients.
"This is an exciting growth story for us," said Holland Evans, president
of Evans and Wood & Co., Inc. "We are thrilled to become part of
Livingston International and to be able to offer expanded services to
our customers as well as career opportunities for our staff.
Together," Evans added, "we provide a single-source supply-chain
logistics management program without compromising compliance, in our
markets in Canada, the United States and Mexico."
"Like Livingston, Evans and Wood is focused on customs and trade
compliance, with an excellent reputation for high-quality service
performed by extremely knowledgeable and professional staff," added
Luit. "As North America's number one company focused on customs
brokerage and trade compliance, we are well positioned with this new
acquisition to enhance the services we provide to importers and
exporters in the U.S. and internationally. Evans and Wood increases
our footprint in the south and is an important part of our growth in
the United States."
Established in 1983, Evans and Wood is a customs broker, freight
forwarder and international logistics management services provider
employing approximately 30 people in Houston and Dallas, Texas. The
company serves importers and exporters primarily in the consumer goods,
energy, construction, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.
A leading North American customs broker focused on compliance,
Livingston International also offers consulting and global trade
management services as well as international freight forwarding across
North America and around the globe. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario,
Livingston employs more than 2,700 employees at over 100 key border
points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North
America as well as in Europe and Asia.
SOURCE Livingston International Inc.
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