January 7, 2015

Golden State Overnight Delivery Service, Inc. (“GSO”) Announces Strategic Alliance with Norco Delivery Services, Inc. (“Norco”)

PLEASANTON, CA – January 7, 2015 – GSO announced that it has entered into a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Norco. Under the terms of the Agreement, GSO assumed responsibility for all overnight package deliveries currently provided by Norco/OverniteExpress on January 5, 2015. The Alliance will allow Norco to focus on the rapidly increasing demand for Same Day “Last Mile” Messenger, Mail and Courier Services.

“I look forward to servicing the overnight delivery needs of Norco/OverniteExpress customers and to have a well-respected Same Day service provider to refer GSO customers,” commented GSO co-founder and CEO, Dana Hyatt. Norco CEO, Tom Hoskins, added, “I am pleased to have formed a relationship with the Best in Class regional overnight service provider while allowing Norco to focus on our same day messenger, mail and courier offerings.”

“We are very excited to join forces with a strong, well-respected service provider. The doubling of the number of drop box locations is a benefit to our combined customer base and allows us to expand our flexible, late night pickup offering,” said GSO Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mark Corley.

The Alliance is expected to be advantageous to GSO and Norco/OverniteExpress customers as they will gain increased access to more than 1,200 combined GSO and Norco/OverniteExpress drop box locations throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Additionally, Norco/OverniteExpress customers will benefit from GSO’s larger service footprint and GSO Ground service offerings. GSO will continue to support Norco/OverniteExpress drop boxes, labeling and packaging.


About GSO
Founded in 1995, GSO delivers approximately 50,000 packages daily in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico utilizing 35 operating facilities. GSO customers enjoy a superior level of customer service, including later pickup times, earlier deliveries, dedicated service representatives, and proactive package tracking, all at market leading prices. GSO is a portfolio company of The Halifax Group. For more information, please visit www.gso.com or call 800-322-5555.


About Norco
Founded in 1957, Norco is owned by the Hoskins family and has been involved in the transportation industry for nearly six decades. With its headquarters in Anaheim, California, Norco will continue to provide its many customers with services that will include mail pickup and delivery, scheduled courier and same day messenger. For more information, please visit www.norcodelivery.com.


About The Halifax Group
The Halifax Group is a leading private equity firm that partners with managers and entrepreneurs to recapitalize and grow lower middle-market businesses across a variety of industries including health and wellness, infrastructure, business and government services, and franchising. The firm maintains offices in Washington, D.C.; Dallas, TX; and Raleigh, NC. For more information, please visit www.thehalifaxgroup.com.

For more media information, contact: Mark Corley, GSO 408-543-8313 mcorley@gso.com