CaseStack Celebrates Arrival to Northwest Arkansas at the World Trade Center
Rogers, AR, January 17, 2008- Nearly one year after its own grand opening, the Arkansas World Trade Center, located in Rogers, hosted the welcome event for the opening of CaseStack’s new regional headquarters in Fayetteville. Over ninety attendees, including members from the Center for Retailing Excellence, the University of Arkansas, Wal-Mart, the office of Congressman Boozman, and Arkansas Economic Development Commission as well as Mayor Bob McCaslin of Bentonville and Mayor Dan Coody of Fayetteville, joined in the celebration.
CaseStack was welcomed by the World Trade Center and the Office of Congressman Boozman by Dan Hendrix and Stacey McClure, respectively. Dan Sanker, president & CEO of CaseStack, spoke about the Green Valley Cluster and the company’s eagerness to contribute to the growth of the region through sustainable logistic solutions. Jon Johnson, of the University of Arkansas, also spoke on the potential of green businesses.
"CaseStack is excited to be here in Northwest Arkansas. I hope to collaborate with partners and vendors to deliver long-term sustainable supply chain solutions," said Sanker. "It is about cutting costs and curbing emissions."
The event was enhanced with catered hors d’oeurves from Ozark Plateau culinary artist James at the Mill. CaseStack’s grand opening celebration closed with a cake cutting ceremony.
CaseStack (www.casestack.com) provides supply chain solutions to companies that sell products to retailers, distributors and other manufacturers. CaseStack combines an advanced transportation and warehousing system with proprietary, web-based software to provide end-to-end fulfillment services that enable customers to reap the benefits without all the infrastructure costs. CaseStack has received awards from Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and Inc. magazine, recognizing it as one of the fastest-growing and technologically advanced logistics outsourcing companies in North America.
About Arkansas World Trade Center
The Arkansas World Trade Center is one of 300 WTC’s located in over 90 countries. Its vision began with Congressman Boozman and became a reality through the support of the Governor, Senators Lincoln and Pryor, the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, as well as various other business leaders and organizations. Its purpose is to connect Arkansas to the worldwide marketplace by providing international trade services to companies and individuals and by educating students in global commerce.
About The Speakers
Dan Sanker is CaseStack’s well-decorated president and CEO. He is recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a 2007 “Pros to Know: Green Supply Chain” and nominated in 2006 for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. His contributions in the Northwest Arkansas “Green Valley” include his position as a board member for the Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas.
Stacey McClure is the Deputy Chief of Staff from the Office of Congressman Boozman, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Arkansas WTC.
As the CEO of the ARWTC, Dan Hendrix’s mission is to educate the state of Arkansas about what the center provides for state and to the global community. He heads the not-for-profit, nonpolitical association dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of world trade.
Jon Johnson is a professor of strategic management and organization theory at the University of Arkansas. Johnson’s primary research interests are focused on corporate governance, business sustainability, and social networks within and between organizations.
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