Louisiana-based 3PL company to complement Arrow’s terminal & operations & materials management services

Sewickley, PA, November 16, 2016 – Arrow Material Services, a leading provider of material handling and logistics services, is teaming with Genesis Venture Logistics (GVL) to leverage its terminal operations and bulk materials management services with GVL’s customized 3PL/4PL multimodal transportation management solutions. GVL is based in Covington, LA, and serves a wide range of customers in the aggregates, government, industrial construction, oil & gas, ores & minerals, petrochemical and project cargo sectors.

“This relationship allows both companies to serve established customers innovatively and create new business opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise,” says
Ed Cumberledge, CEO of Arrow Material Services. “By teaming with GVL, we are able to grow our materials management opportunities, offer optimized transportation routing and increase facility volume generated by barge, rail and truck movements..”

“We are pleased to begin a relationship with a company that places such strong emphasis on safety, and which aligns with our growth strategy,” adds Lorraine Hyde, President and General Manager of GVL. “Arrow’s management of nearly 40 rail terminals nationwide, combined with our 3PL/4PL services enables us to offer value to our customers at many points along their supply chains and will provide us with growth opportunities beyond the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast regions.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow is assisting GVL with finding customers nationally for GVL’s 3PL inland and coastal waterway transportation management services related to bulk materials transport. Arrow is also working with GVL to offer transloading, materials processing, and rail car and barge cleaning services.

In turn, GVL is working with Arrow customers that require terminal and materials management, and related services on inland waterways throughout the southern United States, the Gulf Coast region and nationally. As a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), GVL will also provide Arrow with sub-contracting opportunities it would not have otherwise.

To expand its capabilities, Arrow recently purchased EMS Management, Inc., a Denison, TX-based company that provides environmental, fixed and mobile cleaning services to customers in the transportation and manufacturing sectors.

About Arrow Material Services

Arrow Material Services is a leading provider of logistics, processing, terminal operations, transloading and storage services across the U.S., offering superior solutions to customers in a wide range of industries. Arrow’s “HOME SAFE TONIGHT” worker safety program has won numerous industry awards for consecutive incident-free days. The company was founded by the Chutz Family more than 60 years ago and is headquartered in
Sewickley, PA, near Pittsburgh.

For more information, contact Rob Kolaczynski, Arrow’s Vice President of Business Development, at 412.489.4797 or or visit

About Genesis Venture Logistics

Genesis Venture Logistics (GVL) provides customized 3PL/4PL multimodal transportation management solutions to domestic and international customers in the aggregates, government, industrial construction, oil & gas, ores & minerals, and petrochemical sectors. The company is a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE). The GVL team has worked together for more than 10 years. Team members have more than 100 years of combined experience in logistics operations and management. The company is based in Covington, LA, near
New Orleans.

For more information, contact Tyler Howland at 985.900.2150 or or visit



Lorraine Hyde President and General Manager

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