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Mark Fierek, Named First Vice President of the Specialized Furniture Carriers

Albert Maruggi - Friday, April 22, 2016

Orion Air Ride Manager Active in Furniture Logistics Organization


Mark FierekMendota Heights, MN -- April 22, 2016 -- Congratulations to Orion Air Ride General Manager Mark Fierek who was elected as First Vice President of the Specialized Furniture Carriers this week by its Board Of Directors.    The Specialized Furniture Carriers is a division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance since 2009 with more than 30 member companies in North America.  

Fierek is an active participant of the board and attends major industry events including High Point and Las Vegas Markets.   “This is a fantastic and competitive industry.  The creative designs, combination of materials, and variety of unique sizes require specialized handling,” said Fierek.  


“In addition you have transportation regulations, logistics technology, and driver shortages that create challenges specialized carriers must overcome,” he said.  This is Fierek’s fourth year as a member of the Specialized Furniture Carriers.  His term runs through 2018.  Fierek has been in the transportation and logistics industry for 32 years.   Orion Air Ride provides logistics support for AFA Stores, Ethan Allen, and Home Gallery among many other home furnishings brands.   


About Orion Air Ride


Orion Air Ride specializes in VIP handling of all types of furniture. VIP handling includes white glove services, installation, and packaging removal.  Each piece is handled by hand, not with forklifts, and is inspected and deluxed, if necessary prior to final movement to the consumer. While it takes slightly longer, Orion Air Ride blanket wraps each piece for its final trip from distribution center to consumer’s home. The video below highlights final inspection prior to placing on the truck for the last leg of its journey.  





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