October 12, 2011
Longistics, Rare Bird Trading Company Sign Childress Vineyards To Exhibition Center In Suzhou, China

Lexington, N.C.-Based Winery Owned By NASCAR Icon Richard Childress

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, and Rare Bird Trading Company have announced the signing of Lexington, N.C.-based Childress Vineyards to showcase its products and services at the Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center in Suzhou, China. The winery, owned by Richard Childress of NASCAR’s Richard Childress Racing, will stock, promote and sell merchandise, products and services at the Exhibition Center, set to celebrate its grand opening in late fall 2011. The Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) International Commodities Exhibition Center offers companies the opportunity to reach millions of new customers interested in purchasing their products or services. It is a continuous exhibition space that can be used as a forward staging area of products or services for sale and distribution in China, as well as re-export to other Pacific Rim countries.

Childress Vineyards is a full-service winemaker with locally made offerings. The Childress complex features a 35,000-square-foot facility that houses wine tasting rooms, banquet halls and a bistro. It offers house wines, varietals and Childress signature wines.


“Childress Vineyards will be a great steward for North Carolina as it offers its products at our Exhibition Center,” said Pat Long, vice chairman and co-creator of Longistics. “Richard Childress has created a wonderful company dedicated to making quality wines, and we are delighted to have them join us in Suzhou.”

“I look forward to showcasing our great wines at the Exhibition Center,” said owner Richard Childress. “This is a great opportunity to introduce some of North Carolina’s wines to an international market through this Exhibition Center in China.”


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Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Longistics is a full-service provider of global logistics solutions that specializes in cold-chain logistical support and problem solving services for a broad range of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors of high value, high security products. A leading provider of third-party logistics, Longistics has a worldwide reach and growing presence in China, and other emerging markets around the world. Longistics provides transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations at FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark, and FTZ 93, located adjacent to the
Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Capabilities include: supply chain studies, vendor managed inventories, transportation, technology, infrastructure, FTZ zone operations, domestic warehousing services, order fulfillment, kitting and sub-assembly, and value-added programs. For more information, visit


Rare Bird Trading, located at World Trade Park in Raleigh, and Rare Bird Trading (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., known as Ru Bi Lin in Suzhou, China, partner with each other to serve as a bridge to U.S. and China businesses and services by assisting them in selling their products and services to China, greater Asia
and the United States, including global sourcing, customs assistance, import/export assistance and logistics. For more information, visit

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