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Eclipse Advantage Acquires UChain, Combination Expands Supply Chain Workforce Operations Across North America

Dec 8, 2023

Melbourne, Florida (December 8, 2023) - Eclipse Advantage, LLC, a leading provider of supply chain workforce solutions that improves productivity, accountability, and retention, announced its acquisition of UChain, a company that provides cost per unit workforce solutions. This acquisition complements Eclipse Advantage’s mission to reduce labor costs for its clients, broaden its labor-solution offerings, and maximize industry-specific technological advancements. The combined company’s footprint exponentially increases the company’s ability to service its clients across North America. 

Additionally, UChain brings with it FreightSmith, a SaaS provider offering modular supply chain solutions that cover all aspects of receiving, from driver check-in to driver release. This fully digital solution, which connects all stakeholders in a real-time, inbound, gate-to-gate process, stands as a pioneering initiative. FreightSmith further supports Eclipse Advantage’s focus in building leading-edge technology to support its continued growth in human capital solutions within the supply chain. 

Eclipse Advantage CEO, Brian Kares, expressed enthusiasm, stating, "This acquisition presents an exciting opportunity for us to enhance our cost per unit workforce solutions, increase our tech capacity, and provide optimum value to both our customers and employees. Joining forces with the UChain team is a source of great excitement. Their commitment to hard work, determination, and prioritizing customers and employees aligns seamlessly with our values to “serve, engage, and execute.” 

“As part of this acquisition, we are set to merge the three CPU divisions: Eclipse IA, Express Container Management, and UChain. We are pleased to announce Joe Curry, President of UChain, will be taking on the role of President for the newly combined division,” stated Kares. “UChain represents the best-in-class operational, cultural, and innovative excellence to which we aspire. Given Joe’s successful and extensive background in supply chain and logistics, it is a natural progression for him to assume this role. His talent will be essential in advancing our operational excellence and increasing customer value,” Kares emphasized. 

Curry stated, “We are strategically positioned to offer enhanced service capabilities and a broader range of labor and technology solutions. Simultaneously, it opens new career pathways for our loyal employees and fortifies the success of our customers.” 

Eclipse and UChain are excited to demonstrate the enduring value derived from their collective industry experience and their commitment to crafting innovative supply chain solutions. 

Eclipse Advantage and UChain will maintain their headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, and Denver, Colorado, respectively. Together, they will continue linking the potential in people to their customers. 

UChain is the second firm Eclipse Advantage has acquired in the past year, following its purchase of Express Container Management, a CPU solutions company, in March 2023. These acquisitions reflect Eclipse Advantage’s commitment to growth, for both the company and the businesses it serves. 

About Eclipse Advantage:

Eclipse Advantage, LLC, founded in 2003, offers customized workforce solutions that increase productivity, accountability, and visibility without raising labor costs. Eclipse Advantage offers turn-key workforce solutions in three models: Cost Per Unit Productivity Pay, On-site Hourly Staffing, and a Managed Supplier Program. With a network of 20,000 associates, Eclipse Advantage offers on-site staffing solutions to a wide range of clients across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit

About UChain

UChain, founded in 1982, is a U.S.-based supply chain partner that offers extensive labor market flexibility, seamless inbound logistics, and stand-alone or integrated software solutions. They have over 40+ years of hands-on experience across North America and remain laser-focused on responsiveness, service execution, and delivering consistent measurable results for their warehouse, distribution, manufacturing, shipper, and carrier partners. For more information, please visit 

About FreightSmith

FreightSmith revolutionizes how businesses manage their warehouse receiving process by providing a comprehensive suite of digital freight management services that are easy to use yet powerful enough for complex operations. Features like remote pre-check up to 24 hours pre-delivery, 24/7/365 customer support, real-time updates on all deliveries, and instant access to all digital unloading receipts maximize efficiency. With innovative technology solutions directly linked to other operating systems, FreightSmith sets a new standard for digital freight management services. For more information, please visit 

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Karen Sassi
Eclipse Advantage

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