AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Former major leaguer Andre Thornton will lead a business being created from the merger of two warehouse and distribution companies.
ASW Services, based in Akron, is merging with Cleveland-based GPI Procurement Services to form ASW Global.
Thornton will be chairman and chief executive. He had been president and CEO of GPI Procurement Services.
The new company has operations in Akron, Cleveland, Green and Mogadore in Ohio, and in Belleville, Mich., and it has a work force of 200.