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Sonwil Vice President Jim Manno Presents at Ontario Business Summit
Sonwil Vice President Jim Manno Presents at Ontario Business Summit

BUFFALO, NY – Today Sonwil Distribution Center announced that vice president of sales and marketing Jim Manno recently presented at the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Ontario Business Summit. Manno participated in a panel discussion entitled “Growth Through Export – How to leverage skills, marketing, transportation and innovation to get your product to a global audience,” and discussed various regional trade and logistics issues, as well as his role as the board president of the newly formed Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO).


“It was an honor to be invited to such a marquee event and speak on the challenges and opportunities of international trade between the U.S. and Canada,” said Manno. “Based on current trends in North American transportation and trade, there is widespread belief that the coming years will bring an opportunity for added attention to the logistics capabilities of our bi-national Buffalo Niagara region.” 


Joining Manno on the panel presentation was Canadian Consul General in New York John Prato, president of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation Terrence Bowles, and Andrew Heinzman, president of the green energy venture capital firm Investico.


The Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization is a U.S. not-for-profit entity whose purpose is to create a globally-recognized logistics center in Western New York and Southern Ontario. As board president of the organization, Manno has led a team of over 50 stakeholders in the creation of the initiative, which incorporates infrastructure, workforce development, marketing and international trade policy into its agenda for industry growth.


“While ITGO is an initiative with roots in Western New York, I am very pleased to see that our counterparts on the Canadian side of the border share our sentiments when it comes to growing manufacturing jobs and spurring private investment through the strengthening of regional logistics capabilities,” said Manno. “Sonwil Distribution has worked in the bi-national market for years, and I believe we are just scratching the surface with the job and investment growth that can be collectively achieved through the pooling of resources and increased coordination.” 


About Sonwil Distribution Center:


Sonwil Distribution Center, Inc., is a 3rd party logistics solutions firm headquartered in Buffalo, New York which has been serving regional, national, and international clients for more than 70 years. The company provides reliable services that free customers from their operating expenses and the management issues related to private facility ownership.  Sonwil’s scalable logistics solutions help clients optimize revenue growth and reduce their operating expenses related to the management and distribution of their inventory by offering logistics to power distribution, transportation to move goods, and commercial space to grow your business.


To learn more about Sonwil Distribution Center, please visit www.sonwil.com.


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