Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka Visits East Coast Warehouse & Distribution to Show Appreciation for Local Community Hiring Practices

ELIZABETH, NJSeptember 10, 2015 – East Coast Warehouse & Distribution, a leading temperature-controlled logistics provider located on the Port of New York/New Jersey, today announced Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, visited its facility this morning to say “thank you” for the company’s support of the local economy by hiring within the community and keeping jobs in Newark.

Mayor Baraka & Jamie Overley

“We are honored Mayor Baraka visited our facility to acknowledge our dedication to hiring within the Newark community,” said Jamie Overley, Chief Executive Officer of East Coast Warehouse. “Our recent partnership with Mayor Baraka’s office has helped us expand our workforce to accommodate our clients’ needs on an as needed basis. To be able to better serve our clients while helping residents from the local community succeed is a win-win for us.”

Over the course of the past year, East Coast Warehouse has worked closely with Mayor Baraka’s office to identify local community members who are certified through the Waterfront Commission and available to work as the company expands its labor force to accommodate the growing needs of valued clients.

“We are proud to partner with East Coast Warehouse to help keep jobs in Newark,” said Mayor Baraka. “We are grateful to East Coast Warehouse, and our other business partners, who work closely with us to ensure the success of both Newark residents and businesses.”


About East Coast Warehouse & Distribution

For more than 60 years, East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has served as a preeminent 4PL leader, offering integrated temperature-controlled logistics services to food and beverage importers. Its state-of-the-art, 38 million cubic square foot facility strategically located in an overweight zone on the Port of New York/New Jersey, expedited U.S. Customs and Border Protection Exam Services, transportation capabilities and value-added services offers clients a 4PL end-to-end solution that is sophisticated and seamless. For more information, please visit

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