December 7, 2011
Longistics Vice Chairman Pat Long Named A Finalist For Two Stevie Awards

Leader Of Full-Service Provider Of Global Logistics Solutions Selected Among The Top For Best Entrepreneur And Best Overall Company In Service Businesses Category

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (, has announced that Vice Chairman Pat Long is a finalist for two Stevie Awards as Best Entrepreneur and Best Overall Company in the Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees category. The Stevie Awards honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide. Its awards for Women in Business are governed by a board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors that features many leading figures in business.


Long was among four international finalists for Best Entrepreneur in her category and six finalists for Best Overall Company. Along with her husband, Duane Long, she established Longistics in 1984, which has become one of the world’s leading companies in providing transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations for businesses. Long became the founder and CEO of Rare Bird Trading Company in 2011, and in October celebrated the opening of the Suzhou Industrial Park International Commodities Exhibition Center in China, where North Carolina and U.S.-based companies will exhibit their products through support offered by Longistics and Rare Bird Trading Company. She serves as president of World Trade Properties, a real estate company developing the World Trade Park, where Longistics is headquartered, as well as vice president of finance for the North Carolina China Center (NCCC), where she works to expand the pace and involvement of North Carolina and its logistics and supply chain industries into the world marketplace. Long is a board member of the N.C. Logistics Task Force, a position appointed by Gov. Beverly Perdue, and an advisory board member of the UNC Global Research Institute.



“I am honored to be a finalist twice for this prestigious honor, and I sincerely
thank the Stevie Award judges for believing that I am deserving of it,” said Long,
co-creator of Longistics. “There are many people at Longistics who have helped
me in our efforts to become a prosperous business, and I am pleased to accept
these awards on their behalf as well.”



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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, as well as a transportation hub based in Memphis, Tenn. 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 Company, 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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