Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ST. LOUIS - Dec 04, 2018 - Fenton-based Mid America Logistics, one of the fastest growing technology-enabled logistics companies in North America, is teaming up with Wise F&I, one of the nation’s largest providers of automotive asset protection services, to give much-needed support to those affected by the California wildfires. They will be collecting donations from Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9.
Both companies invite those in the Greater St. Louis region and the Metro East to donate non-perishable food, non-alcoholic beverages, dry goods, and healthcare products to provide relief for the wildfire survivors. Mid America Logistics and Wise F&I aim to deliver a minimum of two truckloads of these goods to the affected areas of Northern California.
In addition, Mid America Logistics and Wise F&I will be donating one cent per mile for every shipment driven by Mid America Logistics during the week of Dec. 7. The monetary donations will be given to a charity selected by the employees of both organizations to provide desperately needed basic supplies and medical care for survivors. Mid America Logistics will also offer free transportation for any existing client if they donate 12 pallets or more of donations toward the relief efforts.
There are many ties between businesses in the St. Louis area and California. It is a privilege to extend our Midwestern values and generosity by providing an opportunity for the entire region to chip in and help wildfire victims in their time of need.
“Leading an organization that has a large network serving California, it is our duty to support the region in this time of need,” said Mark Kummer, president of Mid America Logistics. “We appreciate everyone’s support and efforts, and we also want to thank the first responders and volunteers who have worked onsite to rescue people from the fires and provide aid to those in need.”
“Our company has a large dealer and agent base in California,” said Matt Croak, president and CEO of Wise F&I. “This event has had direct impacts to Wise F&I stakeholders. There are many ties between businesses in the St. Louis area and California. It is a privilege to extend our Midwestern values and generosity by providing an opportunity for the entire region to chip in and help wildfire victims in their time of need.”
Mid America Logistics’ trailers are slated to depart St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and arrive at the affected areas appointed by the two companies by the following weekend.
Those within the Gateway Region willing to donate can drop off supplies at Mid America Logistics and Wise F&I’s corporate offices at 900 South Highway Drive on the eastbound side of Interstate 44 in Fenton. Donors should look for a Mid America Logistics trailer and team members from both organizations when bringing in their donations. Personnel will be on site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9. All donations should be sealed goods.
About Mid America Logistics
Mid America Logistics is the fastest-growing transportation firm based in the Gateway Region. With offices in St. Louis, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Northwest Arkansas, and Guadalajara, Mexico, Mid America has made its mark in the fields of trucking, logistics, and technology. Employing more than 120 employees across six states, the company offers full truckload, less-than-truckload, and transportation technology services to clients in the food production, retail, CPG, industrial, and agricultural industries. The company was recently recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Gateway region by the St. Louis Business Journal.
About Wise F&I
Wise F&I has a long history of success in the automotive finance and insurance space, initially specializing in Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP). The company expanded over the years to now include a full array of F&I products including tire and wheel protection, appearance care service contracts, theft deterrent systems, vehicle service contracts, key replacement, and other voluntary protection products for auto, RV, powersport, and marine. Wise F&I branded products are marketed through independent agents to automotive dealers. Additionally, Wise F&I supports private label programs and strategic partnerships with automotive lenders, OEMs, and finance companies on both a national and regional basis. All products are fully compliant and underwritten by an A-rated or better insurance carrier.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Wise F&I’s experience allows the delivery of complete contract origination solutions supported by efficient and accurate claims and cancellation processing. With a focus on building partnerships and a priority on customer service, Wise F&I is the F&I provider of choice.
For more information, please contact Jamie Leone at Mid America Logistics at (314) 550-1992 or visit their website at www.midamlogistics.com.
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