Secaucus, NJ-based Cory Home Delivery, which calls itself one of the largest and oldest specialized carriers in America, has announced adding new clients. New business activity includes the opening of a distribution center in Jessup, MD, to serve a rapidly growing major furniture retailer in the Mid-Atlantic market, noted Patrick Cory, managing partner.

The opening of the new 54,000 sq-ft cross-dock facility comes on the heels of the 2010 opening of a 78,575 sq-ft cross-dock facility in Melville, NY, for the retailer’s metropolitan New York City stores. Running 20 trucks a day, the Jessup cross-dock is the first major Cory facility to open in the Mid-Atlantic market since 1998, Cory pointed out.

Other new business scored by Cory includes delivery for Sleepy’s Mattress, the largest mattress chain in the U.S. with more than 700 stores, out of Sleepy’s Robbinsville, NJ distribution center. Additionally, Cory now serves Darvin Furniture, based in Orland Park, IL, a retailer in the Chicago market since 1920.

“Consistent top service and strategic partnering with major national brand furniture, electronics, and appliance retailers are at the heart of Cory’s continuing growth,” said Cory. ““We are pleased to be in this favorable position in these challenging times.”

Cory Home Delivery, founded by Joseph Cory in 1934, is in its third generation of family management and ownership. The company serves many of the top 100 furniture, appliance, and electronics retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The company dispatches a fleet of 500 customized vehicles daily to deliver more than $2.1 billion of consumer products to more than 1.6-million consumers annually.