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Winter 2019

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Connections Magazine, Issue 18 7 The Dominican Republic is widely known as a Caribbean tourist destination, but for Hong Kong-based Hayco Group, it was also the ideal location to expand and enhance its plastics injection-molded manufacturing operations. The island's industrial free-trade zones, multiple ports, and proximity to the United States made it a prime location for the company, which has designed and manufactured brooms, mops, and personal care products for purchase in more than 40 countries for more than 35 years. After moving their manufacturing operations to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2017, Hayco sought a logistics partner with supply chain solutions to meet the timing and inventory demands of their U.S. customers. Enter Crowley Logistics. "Partnering with Crowley has been beneficial because it has helped us develop our business in the region and deliver our products on time," said Christopher Hay, Hayco's chief executive officer. One of the cornerstones of Crowley's service for Hayco is frequent, reliable ocean transportation. "We've been providing shipping services in the Caribbean for more than 60 years. Nobody knows the region better," said Crowley's Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Logistics. "We were able to provide Hayco with frequent, reliable sailings for their full- container loads (FCL), a convenient South Florida gateway in Port Everglades, and operational and technological efficiencies to help speed their products to customers." In addition to providing ocean transportation services, Crowley has developed a series of integrated supply chain solutions to support Hayco's operations. This includes export documentation management, inland trucking, in-country and U.S. Customs brokerage, and intermodal deliveries from Port Everglades to Hayco's customer warehouse in Browns Summit, N.C. How the company's full logistics offerings in the Caribbean are providing Hayco with competitive advantages. Crowley safely transports 45- foot high-cube containers through busy downtown Santo Domingo to the Port of Rio Haina. CROWLEY LOGISTICS "We've been providing shipping services in the Caribbean for more than 60 years." FOR CUSTOMER HAYCO CHAIN SOLUTIONS PAY OFF CROWLEY'S TOTAL SUPPLY Story by Ginelie Piovanetti

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