October 4, 2011
Longistics, Rare Bird Trading Company Sign Three Organizations To Exhibition Center In Suzhou, China

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, and Rare Bird Trading Company have announced the signing of three Raleigh, N.C.-based exhibitors to showcase their products and services at the Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center in Suzhou, China. The exhibitors include the Angus Barn; BJAC, pa; and the Turnberry Interior Design Group. All will be able to store, promote and sell merchandise, products and services at the Exhibition Center, which will 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.

The Angus Barn, owned and operated by Van Eure, is an award-winning steakhouse with one of the largest wine cellars in the United States. The restaurant, which has served in-house aged beef and fresh seafood since 1960, will offer products such as BBQ sauce, dry rubs, peanuts, black pepper honey, poppy seed dressing, coffee and caramel sauce at the Exhibition Center.

BJAC, pa is an architectural firm offering services for specialized, complex institutional projects. BJAC provides design expertise to healthcare, research, K-20 education, museum and municipal clients, through architectural design, master planning, interior design, construction management and design build services. Established in 1994 by Managing Principal Lou Jurkowski, the company plans to participate in the medical and academic medicine construction market in China using U.S. facility and technology models.

The Turnberry Interior Design Group specializes in all aspects of interior and exterior design. With more than 40 years in the interior design business, Turnberry includes designers from across North Carolina, including Raleigh, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Siler City and Cary. Turnberry will offer high end, designer home furnishings such as upholstery, casegoods, floor coverings, artwork and accessories for residential and commercial needs, as well as contract furnishings for the hospitality industry.

“These exhibitors represent the very best North Carolina has to offer as trade and commerce between the state and China continues to flourish,” said Pat Long, vice chairman and co-creator of Longistics. “We are very excited for these exhibitors to showcase for the region what North Carolina is about.”

“The Pacific Rim market represents a major opportunity for The Angus Barn’s many products,” said Steve Thanhauser, co-owner of the Angus Barn. “We look forward to offering our wines, sauces, desserts, candies and kitchen utensils, among other items, at this unique venue.”

“We are excited to participate in the Center,” said Lou Jurkowski, FAIA, Principal of BJAC, pa. “This facility provides us with a great opportunity to introduce our services to a new market and new relationships in China.”

“Turnberry is excited to play a role and offer its furniture and other design products to Chinese consumers,” said Durene Phillips, principal of Turnberry. “North Carolina’s reputation for top-quality furniture continues to expand internationally, and we are excited to work with and expand into this market.”

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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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