Addison, IL — According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, material handling and logistics is one of America’s largest and fastest-growing industries. To support this increased demand, Associated plans to increase its workforce for 2011 by 12%. This increase will include positions within every level of the company from service and sales personnel to senior management positions. “We look forward to the growth and development of our organization. Over the past 50 years, our success has been driven by our employee’s individual and collective efforts which have earned our customer’s loyalty and dedication. We are excited that the new human talent will put us in an even better position to satisfy our customers’ demands by bringing fresh ideas to our industry,” says Michael Romano, president and CEO of Associated.