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.


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.

 

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