As a major handler of rubber, R.H. Keen has the responsibility to weigh
and sample its products, insuring a rigorous testing for quality. In
fact all three companiesKeen, Colley and Dock Liftcollectively
handle the ports rubber accounts, dealing with brokers and importers
as well as tire manufacturers, and work together to guarantee the quality
and safekeeping of its customers orders.
Typically, once cargo is placed on the dock, crates are opened to check
the correct weight of the freight.
samples are also sent to
laboratories to verify product quality.
PLYWOOD & OTHER COMMODITIES
Alongside rubber, E.C. Colley in 1992 was also handling the majority
of the Ports plywood supply. Since its forklifts were already
used in its warehouses, employing the same personnel for plywood was
a natural transition. The underlying difference now was that E.C. Colley
was providing the client with a total packagefrom sampling, freight
forwarding and documentation to dock lift services and storage. Moreover,
with half a million square feet of warehouse space on four wharves at
Market, Orange and Celeste Streets and its newest location at Earhart
and Claiborne, Colley could assume complete control of and supervision
over all its clients products.To further enhance its operation,
E.C. Colley purchased a fleet of 18-wheelers which enabled the company
to expedite freight from the wharves
to the warehouses.
It is no secret that E.C. Colley knows how to service its clients. And
dont think others have not taken notice. Essentially through word
of mouth firms outside the lumber and plywood industry have uncovered
and requested the services of this organization. As a result, beginning
in 1995, E.C. Colley began handling other commodities such as nails,
twine, fence post and wire. As to what lies ahead for this dynamic firm?
If there is a need, whether it be storage, inspections, stripping or
sampling, this group will be there.
South Claiborne Ave. New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
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