Carbon Express, APICS making Morris County business news

WHARTON: Carbon Express Inc. announced that it will increase driver pay rates retroactive to Nov. 1.

Carbon Express President Steve Rush announced that drivers who are paid by miles will receive an increase raising their rate to 50 cents per hub mile. In addition, Rush stated that Carbon Express drivers who are paid by the hour will receive an increase of up to $25 an hour.

“I am keenly aware of the impact of the current driver shortage,” Rush said. “I’m in full agreement with those who say the primary reason for this shortage is driver wage stagnation. I believe that in some cases driver pay is about 30 years behind other professions.

“I intend to be at the forefront of the evolution of driver pay. In fact, this is Carbon’s second pay increase in the last five months. I resolve to continue to assure my drivers that not only will they be treated with dignity and respect, but also that they will be well compensated for the job they do.”

Manufacturing to be discussed at APICS meeting

PARSIPPANY: The West Jersey Chapter of APICS, the professional association for supply chain and operations management, will feature John Kennedy, the chief executive officer of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, at its professional development dinner meeting on Dec. 4.

The meeting will be held at the Parsippany Sheraton, 199 Smith Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m.. Kennedy’s theme will be “We’re Not Dead Yet — The Past Present and Future of Manufacturing in New Jersey,” according to a news release from APICS.

Kennedy has been involved in manufacturing for more than 30 years as a business owner and as an executive in large companies and now leads NJMEP in serving New Jersey manufacturers.

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