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Published: Saturday, 7/8/2006

Illinois truck firm gains Ford contract in Fostoria

FOSTORIA - Cassens Transport Co., Edwardsville, Ill., has won a contract with Ford Motor Co., replacing E&L Transport as the trucking company serving the Fostoria Auto Mixing Center.

E&L announced earlier that it would leave Fostoria on July 15, idling some 60 employees. E&L is a subsidiary of Performance Transportation Services, which has announced it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Cassens has served the automotive industry since 1933 and now delivers vehicles for 11 domestic and international automobile manufacturers. The company does most of its business in the Midwest and East and has locations in 10 states and Canada.

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