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Port Logistics Group Announces Multi-Year Logistics Agreement with American Essentials/McGregor Industries

Leading Apparel Manufacturer Selects Port Logistics Group for West Coast Distribution

October 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES, October 27, 2015 /PR Newswire/ — Port Logistics Group, the nation’s leading provider of gateway logistics services, today announced a multi-year service agreement with American Essentials Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of McGregor Industries Inc., a global leader in better men’s, women’s and children’s socks and legwear. Port Logistics Group will provide warehousing, inventory management, value-added services and regional transportation in support of the American Essentials’ North American distribution. American Essentials sells and distributes to major U.S. and global retail outlets and holds licenses to well-known brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Chaps and IZOD.

“Port Logistics Group demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs of a company like American Essentials, and has the experience, systems and team to ensure high quality service to our U.S. customers,” said Chris Gain, Vice President Operations and Technology for American Essentials. “We are confident that Port Logistics Group can meet our requirements today and as we grow.”

Port Logistics Group’s retail implementation experts worked with American Essentials to design the warehouse space, daily workflow, and retail store EDI interfaces. “This project showcases our strong retail knowledge, experience and systems,” said Jeff Wolpov, Chief Commercial Officer for Port Logistics Group. “We know how critical it was for the American Essentials team to have a seamless transition, with no interruption to communication and delivery to their very demanding retail clients, and our people delivered.”

Port Logistics Group will service American Essentials from its City of Industry, CA retail distribution campus, where the company operates nearly 2.5 million square feet of dedicated and multi-client facilities shipping to retailers, wholesale distributors and direct to consumers.

About American Essentials

For over 85 years, McGregor Industries Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary American Essentials, has been crafting high-quality socks and legwear. As a family operated company, McGregor/American Essentials is rooted in a tradition of premium craftsmanship and innovation. Today, McGregor/American Essentials is a global organization with sales and distribution centers around the world, and offices in Toronto, New York, London and Hong Kong. McGregor/American Essentials products can be found in better department stores, specialty and chain retailers in over 85 countries worldwide.

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About Port Logistics Group

Port Logistics Group (PLG), one of the nation’s leading providers of omnichannel logistics services, announced its acquisition of Whiplash Merchandising, Inc in April of 2019. Now a PLG company, Whiplash Merchandising Inc. is an ecommerce technology company providing best-in-class integration, order management system (OMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) capabilities to emerging brands. Whiplash enables the digital, omnichannel supply chain with fulfillment technology that transforms complex retail requirements into fail-safe instructions for warehouse employees worldwide. For more information, visit:

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