Third-party logistics provider, ROAR Logistics Inc., broadened its geographic reach with the opening of operations in the Tampa Bay city of Clearwater, Florida.
ROAR's new Florida Operations Center provides the company and its customers direct access to myriad shipping opportunities through Port Tampa Bay, which handles nearly 40 percent of all cargo moving in and out of the state of Florida, company officials said. “Shipments through the sprawling port embrace virtually every imaginable commodity from all corners of the earth.”
Founded Oct. 1, 2003, ROAR Logistics offers a full spectrum of Rail, Ocean, Air and Road transportation services to an array of local, national and global customers. The company is a subsidiary of global food manufacturer Rich Products Corp., headquartered in Buffalo, New York.
"Our new operation in Tampa will solidify our footprint within the Southeastern marketplace and present many additional growth opportunities for all our focus areas – intermodal, over-the-road, international and LTL," explained Tony Barnes, ROAR's Vice President of Operations. "Our associates will have great opportunities to penetrate a large consumer market and focus on expanding an already-existing customer base, as well as developing new opportunities that complement our business around the country."
According to the firm, “Tampa Bay-area office gives ROAR its sixth United States location. The new Southeast operation expands the availability of ROAR's comprehensive transportation and logistics solutions for customers around the nation seeking more-responsive, dynamic service offerings. The Florida opening is the latest of several strategic business developments for ROAR.”
"ROAR lately has enjoyed a burst of growth into new, major markets, a trend we plan to continue," said Bob Rich III, ROAR Logistics' Founder/President. "These recent moves place us in tremendous, strategic locations and provide new career opportunities for our associates.”
"We felt the timing was right to stick our flag in Florida and build that location the way we have in Buffalo, Atlanta, Temecula, Phoenix and elsewhere," Rich added. "Being near Port Tampa Bay, we look to replicate the success we've had utilizing the major Southern California ports. Tampa gives us a very strong port plus increased prospects for domestic inland service, especially for our national customers who already have a presence in Florida."