The Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers for 2012

Our annual list of the leading third-party logistics providers and cold storage operators in the food and beverage industry.


By The Editorial Staff

The food and beverage industry relies heavily on the expertise and services of third-party logistics providers and cold storage operators. This relationship has become even more important in recent years as the marketplace has grown increasingly competitive and fast-paced. The supply chain has therefore truly emerged as a differentiator for many in our industry.

For the seventh consecutive year, Food Logistics is proud to present an admirable list of companies who are excellent performers in their field. Their range of services, capabilities, and assets go a long way in supporting the demands of today’s food and beverage industry.

 

A. N. Deringer, Inc., Saint Albans, VT
Web site: www.anderinger.com
Year founded: 1919
Number of employees: 425
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Deringer consistently boasts a 99 percent or higher compliance rate and nearly 50 percent of Deringer staff are licensed as Customs brokers or hold other certifications.

 

Allen Lund CompanyAllen Lund Company, La Canada, CA
Web site: www.allenlund.com
Year founded: 1976
Number of employees: 335
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Allen Lund Company is a family-owned business, the 2010 NASTC Best Broker and the 2011 TIA Samaritan Award for community service.

 

AM Transport Services, Inc., Olney, IL
Web site: www.amtransportonline.com
Year founded: 1990
Number of employees: 25
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: AM Transport has been around for 22 years and has been a member of TIA since 1993. We have 15 of our 25 employees that are CTB’s.

 

American Cold Storage, Tulsa, OK
Web site: www.americancold.com
Year founded: 2000
Number of employees: 23
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting:  We strive to provide personalized service and to exceed our customer’s expectations.

 

Ammex Services, San Diego, CA
Web site: www.ammexservices.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 30
Area(s) served: Regional; International
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Ammex Services is the leading food wholesaler and exporter in Southern California. It is also a USDA approved exporting plant offering a consolidated streamline for exporting foods. Freight pickup arrangement - Dock services - Cold Storage - USDA export certification services - Importing Services - SAGARPA verification in personal establishment in sister company in Mexico - Warehousing in Mexico and Complete distribution fleet in Mexico (approximately 100 vehicles).

 

APL Logistics, Scottsdale, AZ
Web site: www.apllogistics.com
Year founded: 1974
Number of employees: 4,500
Area(s) served: Global (Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East)
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: APL Logistics offers global, integrated supply chain solutions. In North America, our network includes 15+ million square feet of warehouse space, and relationships with Class I railroads and national and regional FTL and LTL carriers.

 

ArrowStreamArrowStream, Chicago, IL
Web site: www.arrowstream.com
Year founded: 2000
Number of employees: 72
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: What makes us different from other 3PLs is the technology behind our services and the results we are able to achieve because of our technology.

 

Aspen Logistics, Inc., Temecula, CA
Web site: www.aspenlogistics.com
Year founded: 1978
Number of employees: 400
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Aspen has been providing logistics solutions for over 30 years. We provide a competitive advantage through our excellence-to-execution. Our values ensure a focus on building relationships that are customer-centric.

 

Atlanta Bonded Warehouse Corporation, Kennesaw, GA
Web site: www.atlantabonded.com
Year founded: 1948
Number of employees: 450-600
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Atlanta Bonded Warehouse boasts public and contract food-grade, temperature-controlled distribution services, award-winning facilities, and an excellent safety record. With our in-house carrier service and extensive network of interline partners, ABW is the only provider you need for your asset-based logistics needs in the Southeast U.S.

 

BM2 Freight Services, Inc., Cold Spring, KY
Web site: www.bm2freight.com
Year founded: 2008
Number of employees: 18
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Cold Spring, KY-based BM2 Freight Services, Inc. are members of the TIA, the NITL, the PMA, the Blue Book and the BBB. Also SmartWay certified by the DOE.

 

Bolingbrook Cold Storage, LCC, Bolingbrook, IL
Web site: www.bolingbrookcoldstorage.com
Year founded: 2010
Number of employees: 20
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Modern, fully racked facility with 22,000+ pallet positions, RF bar coding, EDI, refrigerated docks protect product and expedited turn times.

 

Burris Logistics, Milford, DE
Web site: www.burrislogistics.com
Year founded: 1925
Number of employees: 1,700
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Since 1925, the Burris family business has expanded and evolved. Today, national retailers like BJ’s Wholesale Club turn to us for custom supply chain solutions. We’re one of the largest and most sophisticated controlled-temperature food distribution operations in the nation.

 

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN
Web site: www.chrobinson.com
Year founded: 1905
Number of employees: 8,491
Area(s) served: Worldwide
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Listed on the FORTUNE 500 since 2002, listed on FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies since 2000, handled 10 million shipments in 2011 and named a “Best Place to Work” since 2006.

 

Capstone Logistics, LLC, Norcross, GA
Web site: www.capstonelogistics.com
Year founded: 1986
Number of employees: 6,000
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Capstone Logistics was recently awarded the Supplier of the Year award from TopSource, and shared the Reverse Logistics Collaboration Award with Delhaize America and Innovative Returns Concepts at the Unsaleables Conference.

 

Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation, Concord, NC
Web site: www.cardlog.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 2,000
Area(s) served: National (U.S. and Puerto Rico)
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Cardinal manages multi-temp shipments and incorporates vendor freight without increasing fixed assets by engineering a dedicated fleet operation. Cardinal’s refrigeration tracking technology’s alert management and reporting capabilities can be remotely monitored.

 

CaseStackCaseStack, Santa Monica, CA
Web site: www.casestack.com
Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: 150
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Thousands of suppliers turn to CaseStack for innovative consolidation programs, efficient warehousing systems and streamlined transportation management, all of which are centered on our proprietary real-time inventory and order technology. Our customers reap the cost savings and achieve the performance levels of their larger competitors without the investment costs.

 

Classic Transportation & Warehousing, Grand Rapids, MI
Web site: www.classictransportation.com
Year founded: 1988
Number of employees: 70
Area(s) served: Regional; International
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Classic is customs bonded and C-TPAT certified. We have the tradition of being one of the most efficient third party warehouse providers in the industry.

 

Cloverleaf Cold Storage, Sioux City, IA
Web site: www.cloverleaf.com
Year founded: 1952
Number of employees: N/A
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Cloverleaf Cold Storage is a family owned and operated company that has been dedicated to service for over 60 years.

 

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