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MDL Logistics moves to Medina, shares home with new portait business

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    The city of Medina’s Kimberly Marshall, left, reads a proclamation from Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Montville Township, as Lauren Pfeiler, of A Thousand Words Portraits, and Fred Pfeiler, president of MDL Logistics, look on. They celebrated their grand opening and ribbon-cutting Friday at 235 W. Liberty St., Medina.

    BOB FINNAN / GAZETTE

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MEDINA — MDL Logistics strives to make its clients’ logistical needs as worry-free as possible.

Owner Fred Pfeiler said if someone wants to move a truck to Brunswick, or an ocean liner to Taiwan, his business is ready to help.

“We’re a transportation management company,” he said Friday. “We manage the movement of their products.”

Pfeiler opened his new office at 235 W. Liberty St. in February. He originally had opened in Brunswick in 2007.

He celebrated his grand opening and ribbon-cutting Friday.

His daughter-in-law, Lauren, is just getting her business, A Thousand Words Portraits, off the ground in Medina. Her office is on the second floor of MDL’s house.

Her husband, Matthew, runs the operations at MDL, which stands for Matthew, David and Luke, Fred’s three sons.

“My kids are my world,” Fred Pfeiler said.

Lauren Pfeiler and her husband, who moved recently from Michigan, also have three sons — Landon, 10, Ezra, 2, and Isaiah, 3 months.

She said she majored in graphic design, but was most interested in photography. She will shoot weddings, graduations, families and seniors — anything really, she said.

Fred Pfeiler said there are seven employees with MDL, including one who starts Monday from Jobs for Ohio Graduates.

“Support in Medina has been unbelievable,” he said. “We plan on growing and being a company with integrity.

“2018 was our best year ever as a company. We’ve already surpassed last year (in 2019).”

Fred Pfeiler said he attributes that to customer service.

“The people we have here are amazing,” he said. “It’s the people who work for me (that make a difference).”

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or by email at rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.
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