SEKO Surpasses 50 Domestic Strategic Partners with McAllen TX Office

Mar 07 2011

Itasca, IL

SEKO (http://www.sekologistics.com) – a global provider of supply-chain solutions, including comprehensive transportation, logistics and IT solutions – announced it has surpassed 50 domestic offices with the opening of its new McAllen, TX facility.

SEKO-McAllen, owned and run by logistics-industry veterans, Joe E. Garcia and Humberto Mendiola, provides full-service freight operations as well as international expertise and customs brokerage utilizing SEKO’s web-based technology solutions.

“Adding our 51st office marks a major milestone for SEKO,” said William Wascher, president and CEO of SEKO.

Many of the office’s clients are Mexican manufacturers in cities such as Matamoros and Reynosa, Mexico. SEKO McAllen will specialize in cross-border processing and distribution of raw materials and finished goods – both southbound and northbound.

Prior to joining SEKO, Garcia worked for ProTrans and Mendiola worked for Panasonic Logistics. Together, they bring more than 35 years of combined expertise in the industry. They both provide the unique and invaluable experience of having managed manufacturing plants and logistics centers on both sides of the border.

“We serve as a key logistics gateway to Mexico and facilitate global distribution of Mexican manufacturers’ products,” explained Garcia. “We currently service major accounts in the automotive, medical, retail and cosmetic markets. A large percentage of our business also consists of facilitating imports from Asia and Europe.”

Garcia continued: “We are well positioned regarding geography, experience and contacts to support clients, and other SEKO offices and their international clients.”

“Joe and Humberto will add a great deal to our SEKO network, and to our existing and new clients – domestically and internationally,” stated Wascher.

The facility has more than 25,000 square feet with an additional 20,000 square feet of expansion space available. The McAllen office is ideally situated just five miles from the McAllen-Miller International Airport and is only and eight miles from the International Bridge in Pharr, TX. The address is 5701 S. Ware Rd., McAllen, TX 78503. Phone: 956-631-2083. The owners’ email addresses are: Joe.garcia@sekologistics.com and Humberto.mendiola@sekologistics.com.

About SEKO

Founded in 1976, SEKO is a global, third-party logistics provider with more than 50 offices in the United States and more than 50 offices in 40+ countries worldwide. It offers a full range of supply-chain solutions including domestic and global air, ocean, and ground transportation, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, trans‐border distribution, U.S. home delivery, and DC bypass shipping. SEKO’s IT solutions offer a broad range of real‐time, Web‐based shipment management and data exchange tools for a high degree of supply-chain visibly. To learn more about SEKO visit us at www.sekologistics.com.