RENTON, WA October 2, 2023 – Radiant Logistics, Inc. (NYSE American: RLGT), a leading provider of technology-enabled global transportation and value added logistics solutions, today announced it has acquired the operations of Daleray Corporation (“Daleray”), a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based, privately held company that has operated under the Company’s Distribution By Air brand since 2014. The Company structured the transaction similar to its previous transactions, with a portion of the expected purchase price payable in subsequent periods based on the future performance of the acquired operations.
Originally founded in 2003 and operated by Ray Fulford and Dale Kloss, Daleray provides both domestic and international freight forwarding services and is well recognized for its expertise and in-depth knowledge and support of the cruise line industry. On a post-closing basis, Daleray will transition to operate as Radiant Global Logistics (“RGL-FLL”) and will anchor the company’s cruise logistics service offerings in south Florida. Dale Kloss will continue with the company as Director – Cruise Logistics, focused on developing advanced solutions for the cruise line industry. Ray Fulford will transition into a well-earned retirement after 53 years of service in the transportation industry. Assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the station will be Michael Cuevas.
Dale Kloss commented, “Through years of dedicated services, our entire team here in Florida has developed some very strong relationships with our customers, vendors and associates around the globe. Our customers have always remained our top priority whether they were here in the United States or abroad and this philosophy has been key to our success. Back in 2014 Ray and I were looking to align ourselves with a partner who shared our passion for the business. We found that and so much more with Radiant: we are proud to fly the Radiant flag here in Florida. Radiant has consistently provided an environment for us to grow our business over the years.”
Ray Fulford echoes this sentiment. “I have appreciated the partnership with Radiant and enjoyed working with a professional and sound organization. It has been exciting to watch and be a part of the building momentum of the Radiant network and we are excited to now transition our business in a way that meets our own personal goals, while ensuring the continued success of our customers and employees.”
“The Daleray transaction and our long-standing partnership with Ray and Dale are significant to the continued evolution of Radiant,” remarked Radiant's Founder and CEO, Bohn Crain. “We launched Radiant in 2006 with the goal of partnering with logistics entrepreneurs who would benefit from our unique value proposition and the built-in exit strategy. It is satisfying to be able to support Ray in his well-deserved retirement while at the same time continuing forward to an exciting next chapter with Dale and the team in Florida as we continue to develop and deliver advanced supply chain solutions for their cruise line and other customers."
About Radiant Logistics (Canada), Inc.
Radiant Canada is part of the Radiant Logistics Network; a comprehensive North American provider of third-party logistics and multimodal transportation services. Through its comprehensive service offering, Radiant provides domestic and international freight forwarding services, truck and rail brokerage services and other value-added supply chain management services, including customs brokerage, order fulfillment, inventory management and warehousing to a diversified account base including manufacturers, distributors and retailers using a network of independent carriers and international agents positioned strategically around the world.
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