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With Dot Foods, Perdue Farms, and Dermody Properties
First State Insights: New Episode

In a special series on First State Insights, Troy Mix, associate director of the Institute for Public Administration, interviewed transportation and logistics professionals throughout Delaware regarding trends, challenges, and new opportunities in the freight sector:

Dot Foods in Delaware

Dot Foods' Marc Snyder, Director of Transportation, and Brian Sylvester, Transportation Manager, speak about Dot Foods' new Delaware facility, including the current status of operations and short- and long-term plans for growth.

Getting Perdue Farms' Products to Market

Richard Hernandez, Vice President of Transportation and Warehousing at Perdue Farms, speaks about his role at Perdue Farms, the unique supply chain challenges associated with getting Perdue’s products to market, and how he and his colleagues have been weathering the challenges of COVID-19.

Warehouse Space Needs and Market Trends

Jeffrey Zygler, Partner with Dermody Properties, speaks about the basics of warehouses and distribution centers; current and emerging trends in the logistics sector; and Dermody's development of a new Amazon fulfillment center on the site of GM's former Boxwood Road plant in Delaware.

These podcasts were produced as part of the #FreightFriday event series hosted by IPA in partnership with the Delmarva Freight Working Group: Delaware Department of Transportation, the Dover/Kent County MPO, Salisbury/Wicomico MPO, and WILMAPCO. 

Tune to First State Insights for information, perspectives, and analysis—"IPA"—on public policy, management, and community and economic development in Delaware. In the coming weeks, expect interviews across multiple sectors from business people, brewers, and entrepreneurs to urban planners, environmentalists, educators, and caregivers.

Listen to First State Insights

Visit IPA's SoundCloud page to see a full list of episodes, or search for "First State Insights" to listen wherever you get your podcasts.

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