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Karen Duff, President, and CEO of International Express Trucking or IXT sees a need, meets it and then exceeds it. As the head of IXT since 1993, she continues to explore ways to make the company bigger and better. Today, IXT continues to be the largest women-owned intermodal drayage business within the six-state Midwest region. Duff and IXT's Vice President of Operations, Martha Schmidt on this episode of Smart Companies - KC, visit with host Kelly Scanlon to talk about the business that physically encompasses 13 acres in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Kansas with more than 70 drivers. IXT has long-term committed partnerships with Hallmark Cards, Harley Davidson, Brookstone Stores, Expeditors International and Russell Stover Candies Discover how it all started more than 16 years ago, and find out what Duff credits to her continued growth and success. To hear more shows with host Kelly Scanlon, please visit our archives.
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