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Grimes President O’Leary Honored with “40 Under 40” Selection

Jacksonville, FL, April 15, 2010 --( Michael O’Leary, President of The Grimes Companies, has been selected as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for 2010. The list includes forty of Northeast Florida’s brightest and most promising professionals under forty years old.

Like O’Leary, these young executives have achieved a high level of responsibility in both their career and their community.

Since joining Grimes in 2001, O’Leary has worked tirelessly to enhance the business process by emphasizing customer service. His unflagging dedication to client satisfaction and superior service has led Grimes to explosive growth in the past five years. In fact, the company was listed in the JBJ Top 50 Fastest Growing Businesses in 2007 and 2008, with some subsidiaries achieving as high as an 80% growth rate over the two year period. Grimes was also honored with an International Business Leader of the Year award by the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2009 for its contributions to international business growth in the region.

“Michael has made dreams come true for our companies with his vision, organization, intelligence, high expectations for us all and his acceptance of only the best for all involved, be that community, company, client or friend,” explained Tommy Grimes, The Grimes Companies’ Chairman. “His leadership is reflected throughout the company and in its exceptional success.”

Reflecting upon today’s challenging economic times, Grimes added: “It is critical to any company that its leader functions with vision and strength in hard times as well as when experiencing expanding growth. Michael continues to bring his laser focus to analysis, planning and execution in his leadership even in this economic morass.”

Prior to joining Grimes, Michael served as President for St. Augustine Glass where he doubled sales volume before selling his interest in the business. He also served as a member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne during the time of the first Gulf War. A native of Jacksonville, O’Leary is a graduate of Episcopal High School, various professional educational schools and is a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville.

He and his wife Melissa support various local charitable efforts with special emphasis on the humane treatment of animals.

The 40 Under 40 will be honored at a breakfast April 22 in Jacksonville.

About The Grimes Companies
The Grimes Companies (TGC) is a leading logistics company headquartered in Jacksonville, operating both public and contract warehouses in Florida. As a single point solution for logistics and supply chain needs, TGC provides warehousing, international and domestic transportation and customs services and packaging services for its clients. FileSafe, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TGC, offers document storage services to businesses in Northeast Florida.

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