Circle Logistics earns international award for company’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Circle Logistics earns international award for company’s response to COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana-based Circle Logistics has been recognized for its efforts to keep grocery and medical-supply shipments moving throughout the U.S., as well as transporting materials needed to manufacture hand sanitizer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Circle Logistics has been awarded a Bronze Stevie from the International Business Awards for Most Valuable COVID-19 Response.

In April, Circle Logistics started providing the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partners with real-time visibility of critical grocery and medical-supply shipments. The Indiana-based logistics company shifted parts of its transportation network to help manage the 700% increase in volume resulting from customers moving medical supplies such as respirators, cots and personal protective equipment, as well as grocery shipments for major brands.

In May, the company launched a new bulk division devoted to shipping ethanol throughout the U.S. for use in the production of hand sanitizer. By the end of June, Circle Logistics had distributed 1.5 million gallons of ethanol.

In July, the freight broker began working with customer Sandymount Technologies to create a reliable fulfillment center for its hand-sanitizer business, and offered expertise to handle regulations and sensitive shipments of ethanol. Circle Logistics shipped more than one million hand sanitizer bottles for Sandymount in just three months.

“We have continually looked for innovative and creative ways to help our customers during this disruptive and uncertain time,” said Eric Fortmeyer, president and CEO of Circle Logistics. “Our customers rely on us for flexible and agile transportation solutions, leveraging our great partners to maximize regional supply chain processes when extended sourcing options are disrupted.”

The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

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