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Enrique Kladis ‘02 and Baldemar Pena ‘05

With youth, education, energy and a vision for their future, Enrique Kladis ’02 and Baldemar Pena ’05 have formed a partnership in a field of transportation that already boasts more than 70 trucking carriers in Laredo. The two created Meridian Carriers two months ago from a dream they shared years ago while they were roommates at The Village, located on the TAMIU campus. They chose the name Meridian Carriers to show reference to the northEnrique Kladis '02 and Baldemar Pena '05-south line between the poles.

The two 27 year olds had not been directly involved in the trucking business, but believed they had developed the working knowledge of what was needed to be the best in the market. The company specializes in hauling dry van and refrigerated controlled merchandise.

The company has a small fleet of five tractor-trailers rigs, and work with owner/operators for the rest of their work. Kladis said their company's difference is the level of service and better pricing. Pena said that once they get a customer they intend to keep them happy. “We’re as good as our last load,” Pena stated.

The business is located at 12409 Distribution Ave. in the Interamerica Park. Kladis can be contacted at (956) 324-3733, and Pena at (956) 645-5158, or go to www.meridiancarriers.com.

Excerpts taken from The Laredo Morning Times.


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TAMIU Alumni Association "AutMus Fest 2006"

Killam Library Front Lawn

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

TAMIU Center for Fine and Performing Arts 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Alan Lightman - "Einstein in the 21st Century
TAMIU Center for Fine and Performing Arts
7:00 p.m.


The Center for Western Hemispheric Trade

International Bank of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series
WHTC Room 111
7:30 p.m.


Graduate & Professional School Fair
Student Center Rotunda
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

29 TAMIU Steinway Piano Recital Series
TAMIU Center for Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall
3:00 p.m.—The Secrets of Steinway: A History of the Piano Industry
4:30 p.m.– Performance by Dr. Fritz Gechter


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Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. We pair community volunteers with professional educators in classrooms throughout Laredo. By doing this, JA will bring economic education programming to approximately 8,000students during the 2006-2007 school year.

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