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Wounded Warrior Project Partners with Flagship Logistics Group - Committed to Being The Force for Change

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagship Logistics Group, the 30 million dollar subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, is expanding its partnership with Wounded Warrior Project. The company is expecting to grow its contribution over time while recruiting and placing more veterans within the company's divisions.

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"This launch is significant for the cold chain network logistics and wider transportation industry, in bringing together military, government and Indiana business executives in one of the industry's only facilities that exceeds ADA handicap standards. Flagship Logistics Group is also raising the bar when it comes to technology in the transportation and logistics industry by going live with a single platform TMS (transportation management system) from 3GTMS," stated Paul Chapa, Managing Partner of Frozen and Refrigerated Buyer and founder of Food Industry Serving Heroes.

This marks a fresh start in 2014 for U.S. veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and highlights how the transportation and logistics industry is keenly aware of and closing vulnerability gaps within supply chain networks within operations between and among companies.

"We are all systems go," noted CEO Bob Moran from Flagship Logistics Group's headquarters in Indianapolis. "We are proud of our efforts to redeploy military personnel into civilian jobs in logistics," said Moran. "The people we are interviewing and hiring are among the highest quality candidates we have interviewed since our inception. They have a natural proclivity for logistics related subject matter and have an indomitable manner of conduct. They do not quit until the mission is complete," added Moran.

Jim Morrison, Director of Veteran Opportunity in the Office of Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, commented on the opening of the new Flagship Logistics Customer Care Center in Indianapolis, "We commend Flagship for the special care to create a facility that so completely accommodates employees with disabilities. Providing such a workplace further demonstrates Flagship's on-going commitment to both our veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project by allowing the company to hire veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries while serving our nation."

"Wounded Warrior Project stands ready to assist alumni seeking new career opportunities through our Warriors to Work™ program," said Jennifer Silva, executive vice president, Economic Empowerment, Wounded Warrior Project. "Our goal is not merely to support the program participant during the employment search, but to connect them with a career path that meaningfully suits their personality, abilities and skill sets. We welcome working with any freight forwarder, logistics service provider, shipper, carrier or technology company in the industry and look forward to working closely with the supportive team at Flagship Logistics Group to assist this generation of veterans."

The company is working closely with Wounded Warrior Project to recruit and place veterans ongoing. In total, Flagship Logistics Group has committed a minimum of $100,000 to Wounded Warrior Project Alumni and expects to continue to grow this contribution over time.

About Flagship Logistics Group
Flagship Logistics Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, specializes in frozen and refrigerated LTL (less than load) transportation. Flagship Logistics Group has emerged as a leader in cold chain network logistics. Providing third-party contract warehousing, manufacturing support and general out-sourced logistics services for customers anywhere in the United States, Flagship Logistics Group uses the industry's first newly designed TMS (transportation management software) in over a decade from 3GTMS to support contact center operations, along with five strategically located temperature controlled distribution warehouses, multiple regional cross-dock/cold storage facilities and a reliable network of temperature-controlled carrier partners.  Additional information can be found at the corporate web site: http://www.flagshipfoodgroup.com/logistics.aspx.

About 3GTMS
3GTMS, headquartered in Shelton, CT, delivers innovative software on a single platform that seamlessly adjoins inbound & outbound transportation planning and execution for shippers and LSPs. With a leadership team comprised of the most accomplished logistics experts in transportation rating, routing, and execution, we have the distinct ability to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of solutions developed with the appropriate balance of feature function and flexibility to support your business regardless of where you are in the spectrum of demandsranging broadly from the most complex requirements to the simplistic needs that allow you to gain better control of transportation costs. Offered on-premise as well as cloud-basedquick to implement and easy to use. For more information, visit: www.3gtms.com

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About Food Industry Serving Heroes
The mission of our Foundation is to make a positive impact on the lives of our troops, our veterans, and their families. We are here to serve the heroes who have sacrificed so much to enable all of us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today. There is nothing more fundamental to our country than the freedom that these Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen provide. Food Industry Serving Heroes is a 501C3 non-profit established in 2013. Our nine volunteer Board of Directors and a supporting Board of Advisors is made up of professionals from all the sectors of the Food Industryretail, manufacturing, distribution, and advertisingand includes members of the military, veterans and military family members. Board members all have duties and responsibilities outside the Foundation, yet all have volunteered with purpose, passion and a strong sense of duty to work on satisfying the unmet needs of our service members and their families. To get involved and learn more, visit http://www.foodindustryservingheroes.org/

Visit Flagship Logistics Group's Media Center: For press releases, sample feature stories, and images: http://clients.mindshare.bz/Flagship/mediacenter.asp

Media Relations Inquiries:

Carleen Herndon, Account Executive, MindShare Strategies, 615-696-1870, [email protected]

Pete Cataldo Public Relations Specialist, [email protected], O: 646.395.9813 M: 904.778.6744

For Questions Regarding Call Center Launch: Lara Abrams-Melman, President, Lara Abrams Communications, LLC 415-613-1704, [email protected]

SOURCE Flagship Logistics Group

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