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.


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.

 

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