Lincoln, NE (October 11, 2011) — Owens Corning recently named Crete Carrier as a recipient of a 2010 Global Logistics Carrier Excellence award.

The Owens Corning Global Logistics team recognized Crete Carrier for superior on-time performance, while contributing significantly to the success of the entire Owens Corning enterprise in 2010.  Crete Carrier was among a select group of carriers that Owens Corning recognized for their extraordinary commitment to Owens Corning. This is the fourth year in a row that Crete has been recognized for this award. Over the past year, Crete has shipped loads of insulation, shingles, stone products as well as fiberglass and raw materials on the composite side produced by Owens Corning.

Crete has again proven to be our top dry van carrier over the last twelve months. They have a professional team that works very hard on our account, and they have out performed their competition everyday,”says Brad Parkhurst, Customer Relations Leader, Owens Corning.

“This type of superior customer service truly makes a difference and through these efforts we have been able to separate Crete Carrier from the other companies serving Owens Corning. Thank you to our entire team of associates and our drivers. The Carrier of the Year Award couldn’t have been won without each of you. You are our most valuable resource,” says Tonn Ostergard, President and CEO of Crete Carrier Corporation.

Owens Corning annually recognizes carriers of all types for their service on both inbound and outbound transportation service.   In addition to service, award-winning carriers are living Owens Corning’s waste-free sustainability goal by their involvement with the SmartWay™ Transport Partnership and impressive safety record. SmartWay™ is a voluntary partnership between various freight industry sectors and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that establishes incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

About Crete Carrier Corporation
Founded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation, along with operating division Shaffer Trucking and wholly-owned subsidiary Hunt Transportation, Inc., ranks as one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, offering a full range of transportation services to our customers.
For more information about Crete Carrier Corporation, please visit www.CreteCarrier.com or email Andy Brabec at abrabec@cretecarrier.com.

About Owens Corning
Since Owens Corning was founded in 1938, the company has continued to grow as a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology. A Fortune 500 company for more than 56 years, Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services to customers around the world

Big G Express Wins Carrier of the Year Award

Big G Express Wins Carrier of the Year Award

SHELBYVILLE, TENN., (September 16, 2011)– Big G Express, Inc was awarded Carrier of the Year by Continental Mills in recognition of its excellent customer service, on-time deliveries and timely load status reports. In addition to a handsome plaque for display, the award included a $1,000 charitable donation given in Big G’s name to the Shelbyville/Bedford County Senior Citizen Center. This was the first Carrier of the Year competition hosted by Continental Mills as a way to reward carriers who offer the best possible service and value to Continental Mills and its customers. Each primary Continental Mills shipping location (Hopkinsville, Ky., Tukwila/Kent, Wash., and Pendleton, Ore.) scored the top 10 carriers by load handling outbound shipments from their locations. Carriers were ranked based on their on-time delivery, tender acceptance ratio, events ratio, timely load status updates, relative pricing ratio and a qualitative survey completed by select Continental Mills personnel. Big G has long been recognized as a leader in safety, technology and efficiency. According to Kim Wood, vice president of customer service, “Our professional drivers and customer service representatives take personal responsibility in delivering excellence to our customers every day, and to be recognized by one of our customers for that commitment is very satisfying,” she says. “I’m proud of our team and so glad to see their consistent excellence recognized.” Big G Express is currently recruiting professional drivers. Qualified drivers must be at least 21 years of age, have a good MVR/ driving record and at least six months of recent OTR experience. Big G Express offers an array of benefits, including retirement, vacation and holiday pay; health, dental, vision and life insurance; 401k plan; new equipment; and home time on most weekends. To learn more about the company or to find out more about employment opportunities, please visit www.biggexpress.com or call recruiting at 1-800-684-9140 ext 2. About Big G Express, Inc: Founded in 1995 Big G Express, Inc. provides truckload, warehousing and logistic services to customers nationwide. Big G Express became 100% employee owned through an ESOP in January 2009. An ESOP is a tax qualified employee benefit plan governed and regulated by United States law. The ESOP gives the employees of Big G Express a beneficial ownership in the company. Big G Express, Inc employee owners have a real stake in the success of the company and work hard to increase efficiency and profitability. The company has grown to over $60 million in annual revenues and has over 500 employee owners. Employee stock has increased 94% after just two years of being an ESOP. Big G Express, Inc is headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn. with terminals in Deason, Tenn., Mt Juliet, Tenn., Russellville, Tenn. and Clarksville, Ind.. www.biggexpress.com About Continental Mills: Continental Mills, headquartered in Seattle, Wash, is a privately-held national leader in the retail baking mix industry that has offered quality baked goods since it was founded in 1932, making it one of the oldest, most trusted baked goods companies. Today, Continental Mills manufacturers approximately 750 flour-based dry mix products, serving the retail, mass merchandiser, foodservice and food processing markets, both nationally and internationally. www.continentalmills.com