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James A. Van Zoeren

President and Chief Executive Officer President and Chief Executive Officer

Alvan Motor Freight Inc

HQ Phone:  (269) 382-1500

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- Jim Van Zoeren , President and CEO, Alvan Motor Freight


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Alvan President and CEO President and CEO James Van Zoeren indicated that the 87 day strike at American Axle, one of Alvan's top customers, was deadly.
"The American Axle strike is absolutely killing us because of the trickle-down effect with the closure of General Motors plants and how that impacts our customers who are first- and second-tier auto-parts suppliers," Van Zoeren said. However, it was clear that there were a number of other forces at work that contributed to the closure of these two companies. "Alvan was quickly becoming a dinosaur. Our ability to compete with much larger carriers than ourselves was becoming compromised. Our costs were higher and we were struggling to keep up on a technological basis," said Van Zoeren. Alvan President and CEO President and CEO James Van Zoeren indicated that the 87 day strike at American Axle, one of Alvan's top customers, was deadly. "The American Axle strike is absolutely killing us because of the trickle-down effect with the closure of General Motors plants and how that impacts our customers who are first- and second-tier auto-parts suppliers," Van Zoeren said. However, it was clear that there were a number of other forces at work that contributed to the closure of these two companies. "Alvan was quickly becoming a dinosaur. Our ability to compete with much larger carriers than ourselves was becoming compromised. Our costs were higher and we were struggling to keep up on a technological basis," said Van Zoeren.


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James Van Zoeren, President


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"A number of problems outside of our control have overwhelmed us to the point where we are left without a choice," Alvan president and CEO James Van Zeoren said in a statement. Among those problems he pointed to are the high cost of diesel fuel, competition, fall out from the strike at American Axle, who was a major customer, and a weakening economy. "It's a small snapshot of what is really going on in Southwest Michigan and Michiana," Cerecke said.Cerecke says he feels for the workers he's gotten to know as friends, and he'll try to make sure his own business isn't hurt too much as a result of the closing. "It's not going to be easy," he said.


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James Van Zoeren, the head of Alvan Motor Freight, said in a press release that the company was quickly becoming a dinosaur."Our ability to compete with much larger carriers than ourselves was becoming compromised, said Van Zoeren."Our costs were higher, and we were struggling to keep up on a technological basis."Van Zoeren also said the company was hurt by a three-month strike at American Axle, which deprived Alvan of a lot of freight.


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