Metal shipments delayed by severe weather

Jan 30, 2014 | 04:47 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Severe weather, snowstorms, transportation, trucks, road closures, Bill Ritter, ADS Logistics, Damon Gunter MoveTrans

CHICAGO — Snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures have delayed metal product shipments by up to five days in some regions, especially around the Great Lakes, and transportation and logistics companies expect they won’t be able to make up for lost business due to customer facility closures.

"Everybody is behind. We are probably five full equivalent days behind since the first of the year," said Bill Ritter, president and chief executive officer of ADS Logistics Co. LLC, a Chesterton, Ind.-based national metals hauler and warehouser. "I don’t think we’ll be able to make up numbers for January."....

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