John Costanzo

No. 544: In which Canada beckons, adults learn and people with disabilities save technology as we know it

  Brrrrr: Holy Christmas, dear readers, it’s getting cold out there! Yes, that was the S word in your local forecast last night (“north and west of the city,” as they say), and no, it’s not even Halloween yet. That’s tomorrow – today is Friday, Oct. 30, and we’re bundling up as we wrap up this latest week of socioeconomic innovation. Notes: Before we do, two quick reminders: Be sure to set your clock back…


Debrief: For Costanzo, a direct path, largely north

A living legend of Long Island logistics, John Costanzo was front row during direct marketing’s evolution from snail-mailed mass-prints to glossy catalogues to e-commerce. More in the driver’s seat, actually: As president of the Long Island-based International Mail and Parcels Division of TNT Post Group (then among the world’s largest transportation-logistics providers, still punching across Europe) and most famously as longtime leader of Jericho-based Purolator International ($200 million U.S. subsidiary of Canadian freight giant Purolator…


Purolator’s latest LI Index sparkles with positivity

By GREGORY ZELLER // Optimism abounds in the latest edition of the Purolator Long Island Supply Chain Index, with regional manufacturers especially jazzed about production and hiring. Jericho-based logistics ace Purolator International released its 2019 Long Island index data Tuesday, after surveying regional manufacturers and collating their projections for the next six months. Working on a scale of zero (complete decline) to 100 (complete expansion), the index tallied a 67.5 score overall – a “strong…