The Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers for 2012

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.

 

Columbian Logistics Network, Grand Rapids, MI
Web site: www.columbianlogistics.com
Year founded: 1896
Number of employees: 265
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Recognized in the Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 and Inbound Logistics Top 100 in 2011. We are the only SQF Certified 3PL in Michigan.

 

Conestoga Cold Storage, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Web site: www.coldstorage.com
Year founded: 1974
Number of employees: 250
Area(s) served: Canada and U.S.
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Conestoga Cold Storage is a leading provider of temperature controlled storage and distribution in Canada.

 

DB SchenkerDB Schenker, Freeport, NY
Web site: www.dbschenker.com
Year founded: 1945
Number of employees: 6,000+
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: DB Schenker’s global network is geared towards customer service, quality, and sustainability.

 

Derstine’s Inc/EZ3PL, Sellersville, PA
Web site: www.derstines.com; www.ez3plonline.com
Year founded: 1983
Number of employees: 60
Area(s) served: Regional; International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Derstine’s, Inc./EZ3PL was listed in INC magazine in 2008,2009, and 2010 as one of the fastest growing companies in the USA.

 

DSC Logistics, Des Plaines, IL
Web site: www.dsclogistics.com
Year founded: 1960
Number of employees: 2,300
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: With over 50 years experience in the food and CPG industries, DSC has the business acumen, operational leadership, capabilities and culture required to integrate and align network partners, supply chain functions, technologies and processes with customer business goals. DSC is a certified woman-owned business, and is named annually as a Top 3PL and Top Green Supply Chain Partner by multiple trade journals.

 

DSW Distribution Centers, Inc.DSW Distribution Centers, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Web site: www.dswdist.com
Year founded: 1973
Number of employees: 50
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: DSW is recognized as an industry leader with specialized licenses, multi-temp storage, and extreme value-added services. Provides: cGMP Bio-Pharma, Organic, Clean-Room and Fulfillment Programs.

 

Dura Freight, Inc., Walnut, CA
Web site: www.durafreight.com
Year founded: 1972
Number of employees: 250
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Dura Freight, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is proud to say it still has its very first customer all these years later. That speaks volumes about our organization and our people.

 

Echo Global Logistics, Chicago, IL
Web site: www.echo.com
Year founded: 2005
Number of employees: 1,200
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: With the goal of achieving greater market share and gaining attention for their growth, Echo plans to effectively stand out in the crowd thanks to its utilization of the latest in technology.

 

England Logistics, Salt Lake City, UT
Web site: www.englandlogistics.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 322
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: England Logistics is an innovative 3PL offering a complete line of transportation services all in-house. We are also involved in a project to help companies take advantage of the new FTA with Columbia and will be doing some of the first moves of refrigerated food products.

 

FAC LogisticsFAC Logistics, Rocky Mount, NC
Web site: www.faclogistics.com
Year founded: 1985
Number of employees: 100+
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: FAC Food Logistics is a leading edge transportation and logistics company. Through our innovative systems and processes FAC has saved our customer millions through mode shift and other transportation/logistics solutions.

 

Flagship Logistics (formerly Sataria 3PL), Indianapolis, IN
Web site: www.satariagroup.com
Year founded: 1991
Number of employees: 25
Area(s) served: National; Canada
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: By aligning distribution and transportation management operations, we deliver logistic efficiencies that save you time, money, and provide peace of mind.

 

FRIOPUERTO, Valencia, Spain
Web site: www.friopuerto.com
Year founded: 2003
Number of employees: 15
Area(s) served: International (Spain, Portugal, West Mediterranean)
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Only port-area reefer warehouse in the West Mediterranean, serving Spain & Portugal and hub for Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia. As a bonded warehouse, we help international customers with complex tax schemes like inward processing relief among others.

 

FST LogisticsFST Logistics, Columbus, OH
Web site: www.fstlogistics.com
Year founded: 1991
Number of employees: 240
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: We have provided over 20 years of unsurpassed customer service in the temperature controlled industry, offering flexible full-service logistics services. We have been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in our area for 2011 and also recognized as a “Top Green/Sustainability” Provider for the past two years.

 

Great Rate Quote – DBA, US Perishables, Oakland, CA
Web site: www.usperishables.com
Year founded: 2009
Number of employees: 12
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: USP provides cost-effective logistic solutions for small to medium-sized perishable food manufacturers so they are better able to balance the challenges of production schedules, inventory management, refrigerated trucks and storage limitations, and just-in-time supply chain requirements.

 

H & M Bay, Inc.H & M Bay, Inc., Federalsburg, MD
Web site: www.hmbayinc.com
Year founded: 1982
Number of employees: 150
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: H & M Bay Inc. is a premier freight logistics provider of frozen and refrigerated commodity shipments.

 

Hall’s Warehouse, South Plainfield, NJ
Web site: www.hallscorp.com
Year founded: 1965
Number of employees: 340
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Hall’s Warehouse Corp. is a family owned and operated 3PL. Hall’s is also the only “Green” 3PL with over 3.2 mW of Solar energy and carbon footprint initiatives.

 

Hanover LogisticsHanover Logistics, Hanover, PA
Web site: www.hanoverlogistics.com
Year founded: 1956
Number of employees: 100
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Our trucking division is celebrating its 80th year in business (1932-2012). We are also integrating a new WMS system into our warehousing operation allowing use of RF technology.

 

HCI Logistics, Elkhorn, NE
Web site: www.hcilogistics.com
Year founded: 2006
Number of employees: 5
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: We are minority owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

 

Hellmann Perishable Logistics, Osnabrueck, Germany
Web site: www.hellmann.net
Year founded: 1871
Number of employees: 10,000
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Hellmann’s ever-expanding network is currently active in 157 countries worldwide.

 

Henningsen Cold Storage Co.Henningsen Cold Storage Co., Hillsboro, OR
Web site: www.henningsen.com
Year founded: 1923
Number of employees: 225
Area(s) served: National; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Reliability. Service. Quality. Commitment. These timeless concepts have been our hallmark since 1923. At Henningsen Cold Storage we believe there is more to quality warehousing than just four walls.

 

Hermann Services, Inc., Dayton, NJ
Web site: www.hermanntds.com
Year founded: 1927
Number of employees: 375
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Our Company is a family owned business and has about 85 years of supply chain experience. We take pride in building long-term customer relationships and the ability to offer tailored, comprehensive logistics solutions.

 

InmarInmar, Winston-Salem, NC
Web site: www.inmar.com
Year founded: 1980
Number of employees: 4,200
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Inmar connects trading partners through consulting, software services and operations. Our solutions improve: quality, efficiency and collaboration in supply chain, consumer marketing, business intelligence, financial settlement and risk management.

 

Interstate Transport, St. Petersburg, FL
Web site: www.interstate-transport.com
Year founded: 2002
Number of employees: 61
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Temperature-controlled, time-sensitive freight, dry and flatbed 3PL and asset-based transportation for the country’s largest shippers in the foodservice, restaurant, grocery, retail, big-box, and construction industries.

 

J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Lowell, AR
Web site: www.jbhunt.com
Year founded: 1961
Number of employees: 15,631
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service.

 

Jacobson CompaniesJacobson Companies, Des Moines, IA
Web site: www.jacobsonco.com
Year founded: 1968
Number of employees: 7,000
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Our strategy and service philosophy offers flexibility, trust and collaboration with our clients. We provide creative and technology-forward logistics solutions to the food and beverage and consumer packaged goods industries.

 

Jameson Logistics, Elfers, FL
Web site: www.jamesonlogistics.com
Year founded: 1989
Number of employees: 8
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: We have the experience, knowledge and technology to control systems that efficiently place your product in your customers’ hands, on time and in the best possible condition. We become an extension of your traffic department and do whatever it takes to meet and exceed your customers’ expectations.

 

Jarrett Logistics Systems, Orrville, OH
Web site: www.jarrettlogistics.com
Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: 65
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Jarrett Logistics Systems in cooperation with JM Smucker’s acquiring of the coffee & tea division of Sara Lee, has worked to consolidate co-manufacturing, vendors, and multiple shipping locations into a seamless shipping process. Through JLS account management, JM Smucker has maintained high quality delivery standards unmatched in their industry.

 

Johanson Transportation ServiceJohanson Transportation Service, Fresno, CA
Web site: www.johansontrans.com
Year founded: 1971
Number of employees: 72
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: JTS’ work with charities and education earned us the 2012 Business-School Partnership Award and the 2011 California Family Business Award which was based on longevity, company strategies, and community contributions.

 

Kane Is AbleKane Is Able, Scranton, PA
Web site: www.kaneisable.com
Year founded: 1930
Number of employees: 1,000
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Kane has pioneered the growing practice of collaborative distribution, by which small and mid-market companies co-locate inventory and pool shipments to reduce empty miles, take trucks off the road, and reduce carbon emissions.

 

Kenco Logistic ServicesKenco Logistic Services, Chattanooga, TN
Web site: www.kencogroup.com
Year founded: 1950
Number of employees: 4,000
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: For over 60 years, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships because it is the 3PL that listens, learns and adapts. Privately-held and financially strong, Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value.

 

KTI, Ltd.KTI, Ltd., Pulaski, VA
Web site: www.ktiltd.com
Year founded: 1995
Number of employees: 25
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: A family owned company that is committed to providing first-class service. 100 percent of warehouse space is Certified AIB food Grade.

 

Lily Transportation Corp., Needham, MA
Web site: www.lily.com
Year founded: 1958
Number of employees: 465
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Lily provides guaranteed delivery services to our customers that cover all seasonal demands. During Holiday seasons we increase our dedicated fleets by as much as 500 percent.

 

Lineage LogisticsLineage Logistics, San Francisco, CA
Web site: www.lineagelogistics.com
Year founded: 2012
Number of employees: 1,100
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Lineage Logistics provides customers customized and dependable temperature-controlled supply chain solutions including warehousing services to support regional distribution programs, on-site processing for perishable food processors and import/export services through warehouses located on or near major U.S. ports.

 

LMTSLMTS, Raleigh, NC
Web site: www.lmts.com
Year founded: 1977
Number of employees: 47
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: LMTS debuted its new TMS, Genesis powered by Mercury Gate in 2012 to build a virtual marketplace for shippers and carriers

 

Matson Logistics, Inc.Matson Logistics, Inc., Concord, CA
Web site: www.matson.com
Year founded: 1987
Number of employees: 320
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Matson Logistics provides company-operated warehousing and distribution services integrated with ocean, highway, and rail transportation to serve a broad array of shippers throughout North America.

 

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, San Mateo, CA
Web site: www.menloworldwide.com
Year founded: 1990
Number of employees: 6,500
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a SmartWay Transport Partner, designs and implements logistics solutions that provide customers a competitive supply chain advantage. Menlo will implement an optimal network minimizing landed cost.

 

Metro Park WarehousesMetro Park Warehouses, Kansas City, MO
Web site: www.metroparkwarehouses.com
Year founded: 1970
Number of employees: 150
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Honored as U.S. Regional Distribution Center of the Year four of past eight years by international beverage company offering multi-vendor consolidation programs, inventory purchase management services, wholesale drug distribution & call center services from seven modern flexible public and dedicated contract facilities located in Kansas City to maximize all modes of transportation savings and efficiencies.

 

MHW Group (Cryo-Trans), Owings Mills, MD
Web site: www.mhwgroup.com
Year founded: 1985
Number of employees: 25
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Cryo-Trans owns and leases the largest fleet of private reefer boxcars in North America. Recent honors include H.J. Heinz’ Carrier of the Year (2011) and Frito-Lay’s Carrier Performance Award (2009).

 

Midwest Refrigerated Svcs., Milwaukee, WI
Web site: www.midwestrefrigerated.com
Year founded: 2008
Number of employees: 150
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: One of the largest asset based nationwide fresh/frozen LTL consolidation pools in
the upper Midwest. Expertise in handling dual temp
loads utilizing bulkheads with thermostatically
controlled fans.

 

Millard, Omaha, NE
Web site: www.millardref.com
Year founded: 1963
Number of employees: 2,000
Area(s) served: National; Canada
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Millard is an acknowledged leader in optimizing the flow of temperature-sensitive products from processing facilities to retail stores or restaurants by instituting best practices in logistics and warehousing execution.

 

Murphy Warehouse Co., Minneapolis, MN
Web site: www.murphywarehouse.com
Year founded: 1904
Number of employees: 170
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Third largest Minnesota solar generator, three LEED Gold/Silver & Energy Star Certified facilities, OSHA-SHARP, ISO 9001 & 14001, plants native prairies at facilities, Food Logistics Top 3PL Provider since 2006.

 

Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage Co., Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Web site: www.newportcold.com
Year founded: 1958
Number of employees: 40
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: We are a member of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouse (IARW) and we specialize in serving the Upper Midwest market in the U.S.

 

Next Generation Logistics, Inc., Inverness, IL
Web site: www.nextgeneration.com
Year founded: 1988
Number of employees: 15
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: NGL leverages our technology and 25 years of experience, in working with small to medium size food manufacturers to help reduce our clients overall supply chain costs.

 

NFI Industries, Cherry Hill, NJ
Web site: www.nfiindustries.com
Year founded: 1932
Number of employees: 6,000
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: It is significant that NFI Industries has been family-owned by the same family since our beginning in 1932.
Our ownership is hands-on and this provides flexibility and streamlined decision making.
Our very flexible logistics network is also part of a number of divisions under the NFI Industries header including a Real Estate division, a Global division and a Solar division.

 

Nor-Am Cold Storage, LeMars, IA
Web site: www.nor-am.com
Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: 200
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Family based full service PRW offering all types of product re-packaging, tempering, trimming and cutting.  Packaged ice production based in St Joseph Missouri with delivery to the surrounding area.

 

Nordic Cold Storage, LLCNordic Cold Storage, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Web site: www.nordiccold.com
Year founded: 1960
Number of employees: 350
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset:
Worth noting: Ranked nationally as a Top Ten Frozen Warehouse company by the IARW.

 

ODW Logistics, Inc.ODW Logistics, Inc., Columbus, OH
Web site: www.odwlogistics.com
Year founded: 1971
Number of employees: 1,000
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: AIB Grade - Superior Rail Served LTL leveraged discounts FreightLink TMS System.

 

Pacer, Dublin, OH
Web site: www.pacer.com
Year founded: 1984
Number of employees: 500
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Pacer offers great customer service.

 

Palos Garza, Laredo, TX
Web site: www.palosgarza.com
Year founded: 1985
Number of employees: 600
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset:
Worth noting: Palos Garza offers all of the services under the same roof. There is only one representative for all your international operations. Track your load on line, customs brokers, transportation, and distribution.

 

Pioneer Cold, Inc., Chicopee, MA
Web site: www.pioneercold.com
Year founded: 1951
Number of employees: 92
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Our state-of-the-art facilities are meticulously maintained in order to provide safe and efficient solutions for your supply chain requirements.

 

Preferred Freezer Services, Chatham, NJ
Web site: www.preferredfreezer.com
Year founded: 1989
Number of employees: 1,110
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: We are one of the largest Public Refrigerated Warehouse companies in North America, operating in 27 facilities in 9 regions nationwide.

 

RE Transportation, Inc.RE Transportation, Inc., Memphis, TN
Web site: www.re-trans.com
Year founded: 2001
Number of employees: 75
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: ReTrans is a company that prides itself in developing customized TLM solutions to meet a client’s needs. The professionals at ReTrans utilize state of the art technology tools to provide world class solutions.

 

Ristow Logistics, Hammond, WI
Web site: www.ristowlogistics.com
Year founded: 1986
Number of employees: 75
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Ristow Logistics is a one stop shop for any logistical needs you may have. We can ship either LTL or full truckloads and if you need to warehouse your freight we can do that to. One call solves all your problems.

 

RLS LogisticsRLS Logistics, Newfield, NJ
Web site: www.rlslogistics.com
Year founded: 1995
Number of employees: 150
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: RLS Logistics continues to reach their KPI goals regarding, picking accuracy, on time delivery, etc. RLS Logistics has installed a solar roof at the corporate HQ warehouse, reducing its carbon footprint. Continually strives and progresses with new technology and service offerings.

 

RMX Global Logistics, Evergreen, CO
Web site: www.rmxglobal.com
Year founded: 1983
Number of employees: 75
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: RMX Global Logistics is a diverse, progressive logistics company specializing in helping companies gain strategic and competitive advantages through superior supply chain management.

 

RTL Services, Inc.RTL Services, Inc., Florence, NJ
Web site: www.rtlsvc.com
Year founded: 1996
Number of employees: 20
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Warehousing, internet order fulfillment, packaging and transportation services with on-line visibility of inventory and order status.

 

Ruan TransportationRuan Transportation, Des Moines, IA
Web site: www.ruan.com
Year founded: 1932
Number of employees: 5,155
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Ruan is one of the largest privately owned transportation service companies in the U.S. With 80 years of transportation management experience, Ruan provides dedicated contract carriage, bulk transportation and integrated solutions.

 

RWI Transportation, LLC, Wilder, KY
Web site: www.rwitrans.com
Year founded: 1956
Number of employees: 135
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: RWI was recently selected by Food Logistics magazine as a Top Green Provider for 2012. With the majority of its freight fresh produce and other perishable food commodities, RWI has established unique initiatives to protect the environment while ensuring the integrity of its customers’ shipments.

 

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Miami, FL
Web site: www.ryderscs.com
Year founded: 1957
Number of employees: 12,387
Area(s) served: North America; International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an end-to-end logistics partner committed to helping companies transform their supply chains and achieve peak performance by delivering the best in operational execution. Ryder develops supply chain strategies and manages and executes scalable logistics operations. When it comes to logistics, Execution is Everything.

 

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Lakeland, FL
Web site: www.sclogistics.com
Year founded: 1966
Number of employees: 2,000
Area(s) served: Nationwide
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Saddle Creek Corporation has changed its name to Saddle Creek Logistics Services. The new name better represents the company’s integrated capabilities which include warehousing, transportation, packaging and fulfillment.

 

Scotlynn USA Division, Fort Myers, FL
Web site: www.scotlynn.com
Year founded: 2010
Number of employees: 21
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Scotlynn Commodities Inc. operates over 500 pieces of equipment specializing in providing temperature-controlled transportation to manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, throughout North America.

 

SeaonusSeaonus, Jacksonville, FL
Web site: www.seaonus.com
Year founded: 1987
Number of employees: 500
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: As the first organization in Jacksonville, FL to handle this type of cargo, Seaonus is moving into their 2nd year importing Pineapple from Chestnut Hill Farms in Costa Rica. The first year was a success and they are continuing to see volume steadily increase.

 

Shippers Warehouse, Inc.Shippers Warehouse, Inc., Dallas, TX
Web site: www.shipperswarehouse.com
Year founded: 1901
Number of employees: 900
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Most extensive CPG multi vendor consolidation program in the industry via transportation subsidiary Grocery Direct Consolidated Transportation.

 

Stanford Refrigerated Warehouses, Macon, GA
Web site: www.srwcold.com
Year founded: 1977
Number of employees: 50
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Stanford Refrigerated Warehouses modern warehouse is located at the intersection of I-75 & I-16. Convenient to the port of Savannah and Atlanta; Macon, GA is the ideal location for Southeastern distribution.

 

Star Distribution Systems, Inc.Star Distribution Systems, Inc., Plant City, FL
Web site: www.stardistribution.us
Year founded: 1892
Number of employees: 200
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: We’re Florida’s premier third party logistics provider and the only LTL distribution center that guarantees next day delivery on our private fleet to any Florida location for all orders received by 5pm EST.

 

States Logistics Services, Inc., Buena Park, CA
Web site: www.stateslogistics.com
Year founded: 1958
Number of employees: 450
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Our wide range of third-party logistics services includes warehousing, transportation, and value-added services.

 

Strive Logistics, Chicago, IL
Web site: www.strivelogistics.com
Year founded: 1995
Number of employees: 100
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: With our team-driven comprehensive process for planning, execution and communication we are able to provide our clients with custom solutions designed for their specific logistics and technology needs.

 

Sunteck Transport Group, Boca Raton, FL
Web site: www.suntecktransportgroup.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 400
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: The food/grocery industry (mfg, wholesale, retail) is Sunteck’s largest service niche, comprising nearly 30 percent of volume; Sunteck was a Food Logistics Top 3PL in 2009, 2010 & 2011.

 

Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, OH
Web site: www.tql.com
Year founded: 1997
Number of employees: 1,900
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: TQL arranged 500,000+ loads in 2011, 48 percent in the food and beverage industry. TQL is an expert in Canadian moves and cross-docking facilities.

 

Trademark Transportation, Inc., Saint Paul, MN
Web site: www.trademarktrans.com
Year founded: 1983
Number of employees: 40
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Freight Forwarder
Worth noting: Trademark Transportation moves LTL shipments of temperature-controlled food and ingredients from, to and through the Midwest. Focus is on time, intact service with no surprises to our customers.

 

Transplace, Dallas, TX
Web site: www.transplace.com
Year founded: 2000
Number of employees: 600
Area(s) served: National; International
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: Transplace and Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced the successful implementation of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Southern California. This program has met the company’s goals by lowering gas emissions and reducing fuel costs for the beverage company.

 

Ultra Logistics, Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ
Web site: www.ultralogistics.com
Year founded: 1996
Number of employees: 80
Area(s) served: North America
Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based
Worth noting: We provide supply chain services to clients in a variety of industries, by offering customized solutions, handling all transportation needs including: truckload transportation, hosted transportation management systems (TMS), supply chain management, network optimization and consulting.

 

Vantix LogisticsVantix Logistics, Carrollton, TX
Web site: www.vantixlogistics.com
Year founded: 1999
Number of employees: N/A
Area(s) served: National; International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Strong foundation of proven logistics expertise in the foodservice industry Vantix supremely positioned to execute within any supply-chain.

 

Veracity LogisticsVeracity Logistics, Clearfield, UT
Web site: www.veracitylogistics.com
Year founded: 2011
Number of employees: 22
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: AIB Superior Rating/Food Grade Distribution- Veracity Logistics delivers “Value with Velocity”

 

Verst Group LogisticsVerst Group Logistics, Walton, KY
Web site: www.verstgroup.com
Year founded: 1966
Number of employees: 1,200
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Largest third party contract decorator in the country. Numerous awards for family owned business and community service.

 

Wagner Industries, North Kansas City, MO
Web site: www.wagnerindustries.com
Year founded: 1946
Number of employees: 350
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Wagner continues to have a “bring it” attitude with the systems, people, and engineering support to deliver excellent results.

 

WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.)WSI (Warehouse Specialists, Inc.), Appleton, WI
Web site: www.wsinc.com
Year founded: 1966
Number of employees: 1,200
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: Three simple words: A powerful promise. WSI helps customers succeed through tailored, integrated logistics and supply chain solutions designed to maximize efficiency and reduce costs.

 

Weber Logistics, Santa Fe Springs, CA
Web site: www.weberlogistics.com
Year founded: 1924
Number of employees: 500
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: With 15 food-grade warehouses (CA, AZ & NV) and a fleet of trucks for frozen, chilled or ambient delivery, Weber Logistics has the largest temperature-controlled storage and delivery network in the western U.S.

 

Werner Enterprises / Werner Global Logistics, Omaha, NE
Web site: www.werner.com
Year founded: 1956
Number of employees: 11,000
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Through Werner Enterprises’ investment in and commitment to sustainability and keeping the roads “green,” the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 140,000 tons in the past three years.

 

Wheels GroupWheels Group, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Web site: www.wheelsgroup.com
Year founded: 1988
Number of employees: 250
Area(s) served: International
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: One of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies for 15 years, providing our customers with a one-stop, flexible supply chain solution for their national and international transportation needs.

 

Witte Bros. Exchange, Inc., Troy, MO
Web site: www.wittebros.om
Year founded: 1950
Number of employees: 225
Area(s) served: National
Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based
Worth noting: Witte Bros. brings a “greener” approach to transportation, partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to promote and install transport electrification technology across the United States.

 

WOW LogisticsWOW Logistics, Appleton, WI
Web site: www.wowlogistics.com
Year founded: 1977
Number of employees: 170
Area(s) served: Regional
Asset/Non-asset: Both
Worth noting: WOW’s Inventory Financing Program allows clients in the Dairy industry the ability to finance 100 percent of their inventory and defer warehousing costs. Products include long hold cheeses and dairy powders.

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