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Dole Packaged Foods,Westlake Village, CA, has just signed a multi-year agreement with Hanson Logistics to lease Hanson’s Decatur, MI facility. The facility has a capacity of 1.4 million cubic feet and its frozen and refrigerated facility is able to accommodate 7,500 pallet positions for bulk and processed fruit and vegetables.

Chicago-based Euclid Beverage has begun to use the Priya voice-driven warehouse management system (WMS) in its warehouse distribution efforts. The company says the new system, created by Motek, has improved inventory accuracy and cut load-back times by half.

Chicago-based Gatorade was recently awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation, Gold-Level certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council for its Blue Ridge facility, in Wytheville, VA. Over 950,000 square feet in size, the facility is the largest food and beverage site to win this distinction. The Council lauded the plant’s energy optimizing design and wastewater treatment efficiency.

StarTrak Systems, Morris Plains, NJ, has just announced the integration of its ReeferTrak solutions with Carrier Transicold’s line of trucks, trailers and rail car refrigeration units. ReeferTrak allows customer to observe refrigeration units’ operating temperatures, change their temperatures, monitor alarm events, turn units off-and-on and more.

Eastern Bag & Paper Group, Milford, CT, has just deployed Voxware’s voice-picking software at its CT facility on LXE HX1 wireless mobile computers. The software has increased order picking accuracy and worker productivity, as well as reduced the number of errors in its picking process.

Omaha, NE-based Millard Refrigerated Services has just chosen LeanLogistics’ On Demand Transportation Network transportation management system to improve business processes at its 35 refrigerated warehouses.

Leuven, Belgium-based Inbev, recently chose Highjump Software’s Supply Chain Advantage Suite for its worldwide warehouse applications. InBev will use the solution to link disparate production facilities, strengthen process execution and improve its management visibility.

Celebration Foods is planning to build a 120,000 square foot manufacturing and office facility in New Britain, CT. The facility will include administrative offices, food production space and deep-freeze cold storage.

Wayne, PA-based GE Trailer Fleet Services is adding an Integrated Refrigerated Trailer lease to its financial services for the trucking industry. The product will provide leased refrigerated assets on a five-to-seven-year term, with pre-defined costs per hour of operation. The product will also showcase an integrated tracking feature.


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