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Armellini Express Lines , Inc.
3446 SW Armellini Ave.
Armellini Industries, Inc. is a family-owned corporation that began in 1945 with Armellini Express Lines, Inc., which is now the largest carrier of fresh flowers in the U.S.Armellini Industries, Inc. encompasses many businesses: Armellini Express Lines, I...
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Stephen Armellini, president at Armellini Express Lines in Palm City, FL, delivered Memorial Day Flowers from Miami and helped place roses on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery."I was excited by the involvement of so many sectors of the industry - the participation just kept growing," said Penaherrera.
Steve Armellini, the owner of a flower trucking firm in Miami, has monitored the airport's fledgling flower import business.
has known for months about MidAmerica's problems finding cargo to haul south, he
isn't surprised Cantwell has stated the cargo flights are flying full each way.
"They got to build it up," said Armellini, the president of Armellini Industries Inc.
"They got to keep making people think it's going to work."
blamed MidAmerica's problems in filling the return Arrow Cargo flights south on two factors: the recession-wracked global economy -- which has led air cargo firms at Miami International Airport to cut their rates sharply -- and MidAmerica airport's initiation in July of landing fees and other costs on Arrow Cargo, which drove up the rates for moving cargo in either direction.
"They just started charging the fees.
The first months were free everything: free rent, free landing fees," Armellini
Armellini, the truck company president from Miami, praised the selection of Baisch and Skinner to run the warehouse, calling the firm, "a class act company and if they do it I think they're probably going to do it right."
Even so, MidAmerica is facing an increasingly crowded field, with Houston International Airport on the verge of opening its 50,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse, while other big airports are seeking to enter the air cargo industry.
What's also hurting MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is the fact no other cargo haulers land there, while it is off the beaten path for most big freight operations, Armellini
"They got a long row to hoe," he
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Armellini Express Lines, Inc.