"Syfan Says" Fall 2018

SYFAN LOGISTICS BEGINS 16,000 SQUARE-FOOT EXPANSION 11 STUDENTS COMPLETE FIRST SYFAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2 Syfan Logistics is expanding its offices by more than 16,000 square feet to bring all its departments under one roof and accommodate the company’s growth over the next three years. The expansion, which will be completed in 2018, gives room for the accounting, human resources and training departments to be in the same building as sales and logistics. Approximately 8,000 square feet of new office space will be added to each of the current two floors at the company’s headquarters on Old Candler Road in Gainesville. “The expansion will include space for Syfan Transport and our TICO terminal tractor dealer Turbo Sales & Leasing,” Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan says. “It also will provide space for us to add 100 or more new employees.” The company currently has approximately 250 employees. “We want to grow while the opportunity is right,” says Greg Syfan, Syfan Logistics President. “We also want our employees to grow within the company and our company’s success will give them that chance to grow.” Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan discusses the company’s expansion. Syfan Logistics just completed its first accredited internship class with 11 students from the University of North Georgia taking part. The students from the UNG Cottrell School of Business learned about all aspects of the trucking and transportation logistics industry. Interns are part of Syfan’s employee recruitment program. “We want to give them experience and to learn about the industry,” says Levi Nix, who oversees Syfan’s employee training. “It is a huge benefit to us because they are potential future employees.” The first internship class graduates were: Yeraldin Villagomez Bedolla, Kondwani S. Kapembwa, Andrew C. Oxley II, Cristian N. Garcia, Quintin A. Kerns, Dylan J. Poison, Ebony J.B. Harris, Lawson D. King, Micah T. Woods, G. Holden Jackson and S. Caroline Mercer. Syfan Logistics held a celebration for the students on the last day of their internship, presenting them with certificates and a group photo. In addition to the internship program, Syfan Logistics is working with UNG to write a curriculum for a Logistics Course in the business school this fall. Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan will also serve as a guest lecturer for the course. Some of the University of North Georgia interns are pictured with Syfan Logistics CEO Jim Syfan.

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