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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics and Zildjian Partner for Logistics


Percussion Products Company and 3PL Harmonizing Supply Chain Operations.

Nashville, TN, November 01, 2005 --(PR.com)-- Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics www.ohlogistics.com) announced the start of the first phase of a multi-phase implementation for Zildjian, the worldwide manufacturer of premiere cymbals, drumsticks and other percussion products.

Zildjian's products have unique storage requirements, including a temperature controlled environment with strict humidity parameters. OH Logistics will warehouse Zildjian's products in part of its 4 million square foot campus in St. Louis and distribute them to musical instrument retailers throughout North America via LTL and parcel shipments.

"This is the first time we have outsourced any portion of our supply chain process, so it was very important for us to find a company we could trust," said Craigie Zildjian, Chief Executive Officer of Zildjian.

"Zildjian has been distributing its own products for centuries," said Jeff Lanter, Regional Vice President for OH Logistics. "We know the decision to outsource this part of their business was not an easy one and our team takes great pride in this successful implementation."

OH Logistics' Synapse™ warehouse management system is being utilized for the Zildjian account. Phase I of the implementation includes the storage of Zildjian's drumsticks and POS materials; Phase II will incorporate the company's cymbals.

About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)

Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is the nation's largest privately held 3PL, serving Fortune 1500 companies with strategically placed, multi-client warehouse campuses as well as numerous dedicated facilities. The company serves the food service consolidation, industrial, electronic & high tech, pharmaceutical & medical, health and beauty, and consumer products industries. OH Logistics provides services including fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, cross docking and pool distribution. The company operates over 19 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide, offers complete transportation management of parcel, LTL and TL shipments, and employs over 2,700.

OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the web at www.ohlogistics.com.

About Zildjian (www.zildjian.com)

Zildjian is the leading worldwide manufacturer of cymbals, drumsticks and other percussion products. The company is family owned and operated, and started business in 1623 in Turkey. It began operations in the United States in 1929. It is the market leader in Cymbals. Zildjian's market dominance has been accomplished through on-going innovation, consistently high quality products, an impressive base of product endorsers, strong relationships with dealers and distributors, superior customer service and a highly responsive supply chain.

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Ozburn-Hessey Logistics
Bill Fahrenwald
708-371-0110 Ext: 1-#
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Fax: 708-371-1979

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