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Cox and CTDI Hold Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting For New Facility in Chesapeake, VA, on Feb. 8

February 8, 2012

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications and Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a new, 72,000 square foot distribution center on February 8, 2012. The program and tour will begin at 9:30 a.m.; the facility is located at 2601 Indian River Rd., in Chesapeake, VA.

“Our relationship with CTDI is a great partnership. We have a long-term agreement with CTDI to assist us with our supply chain activities. We couldn’t be more pleased to have this association in place. This transition is part of our overarching efforts to simplify our processes – ultimately allowing us to provide even better service to our valued customers.” said Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cox Virginia.

On behalf of Cox, CTDI will manage certain supply chain functions including equipment repair and provisioning. The Cox supply chain includes goods and materials such as set-top boxes (also known as cable boxes) as well as other items.

Hampton Roads is home to one of only four Cox distribution centers nationally. Other Cox regional distribution facilities will be located in Baton Rouge, La.; Wichita, Kan.; and Phoenix, Ariz.

McCollum added, “This facility is the hub of our Cox Mid-Atlantic warehouse operations. Through this partnership, we will have more advanced supply chain capabilities and we are creating great economies of scale for our business.”

The new Chesapeake facility showcases CTDI’s innovative set-top box test systems and automated logistics processes. It also includes state-of-the-art techniques in equipment repair and provisioning. Key features of this new site are as follows:

  • CTDI has totally customized operations at the new site
  • CTDI also has installed four (4) test systems, called “Gen-3 STB Testers”
  • This is CTDI engineered test system is capable of processing multiple pieces of equipment simultaneously, greatly increasing daily output in support of Cox’s growing subscriber base

“The opening of the Chesapeake PDC is another positive step forward for the CTDI and Cox business partnership,” commented Jerry Parsons, CTDI’s CEO. “Working closely with Cox, we will achieve world-class service levels in the Chesapeake facility.” Leo Parsons, CTDI President & COO noted, “The Cox relationship has become increasingly invaluable to CTDI as we continue to expand our distribution, logistics and repair operations network in the United States.”

Leaders from throughout Cox Communications nationally, as well as CTDI executives, will attend the ribbon cutting and grand opening event.

Finally, Steven Wright, Director of Chesapeake’s Department of Economic Development, said the following in a prepared statement: “CTDI’s decision to invest in and bring jobs to Chesapeake is exciting news for our community… CTDI will strengthen their distribution/logistics network and access global markets right here from Chesapeake.”

For more information, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or via felicia.blow@cox.com.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

About CTDI

CTDI has provided groundbreaking service solutions to the communications industry since 1975. Today, CTDI is a full-service engineering, repair and logistics company delivering innovative and web-based service models worldwide. CTDI’s one-stop service model includes: Wireline Repair and Logistics, Wireless Repair and Logistics, Network Deployment Services, Supply Management Services, Product Engineering and Manufacturing, and most recently, CPE (Set-Top Box, Modems & EMTAs) Repair and Logistics. CTDI’s customers include the major Telecom and Cable service providers as well as OEMs from around the world. CTDI maintains its corporate headquarters in West Chester, PA, and supports an expanding customer base with more than 5,200 employees in 47 facilities worldwide.

SOURCE Cox Communications


Source: PR Newswire