The Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers for 2013

For the eighth consecutive year, Food Logistics presents a list of companies who are excellent performers in their field.


Third-party logistics and cold storage providers together provide essential transportation, logistics, warehousing and distribution support for the food and beverage supply chain. Their capabilities have become as diverse as the customers they serve—from small local producers to global food manufactur-ers—all of whom have unique requirements. This year’s list has familiar names and newcomers. The alphabetized profiles contain basic information while details on each company’s service offerings are provided on the accompanying graph.

Acme Distribution Centers, Inc., Aurora, CO

Web site: www.acmedistribution.com

Year founded: 1947

Number of employees: 250

Area(s) served: North America; U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Since 1947, Acme has been providing a consistent “best in class” solution and execution of supply chain services for all types of companies and channel paths.

 

Americold, Atlanta, GA

Web site: www.americold.com

Year founded: In service 80+ years

Number of employees: 12,000 globally

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Americold’s network is an integral component of the global supply chain. We implement customizable solutions from “farm to fork” in temperatures of -40 to ambient.

 

 

Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, Kennesaw, GA

Web site: www.atlantabonded.com

Year founded: 1948

Number of employees: 400-500

Area(s) served: National

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Featuring public and food-grade, temp-controlled distribution services.

 

Badger Farm Rail LLC, Reedsburg, WI

Web site: www.badgerfarmrail.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 30

Area(s) served: Regional; International

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: “Rail freight friendly.”

 

Bolingbrook Cold Storage, Bolingbrook, IL

Web site: www.bolingbrookcoldstorage.com

Year founded: 2010

Number of employees: 50+

Area(s) served: North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: BBCS takes great care of temperature-sensitive products using the latest in technology & equipment. Our sealed temp-controlled loading docks & staging areas allow fast loading & unloading. All areas within our 3 warehouses are fully maintained with state-of-the-art security systems and the highest sanitation standards.

 

Britton & Company, Calexico, CA

Web site: www.brittoncompany.com

Year founded: 1944

Number of employees: 12

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-asset based

Worth noting: Our main customer is the largest bakery worldwide.

 

Burris Logistics, Milford, DE

Web site: www.burrislogistics.com

Year founded: 1925

Number of employees: 1722

Area(s) served: National (entire U.S.)

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Our Custom Retail Distribution gives you all the benefits of self-distribution with none of the headaches.

 

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, MN

Web site: www.chrobinson.com

Year founded: 1905

Number of employees: 11,144

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: In the past year, C.H. Robinson has been named Carrier of the Year by Sharp Electronics, won the Collaboration Award from Brookshire Grocery Company, named a World’s Most Admired Company by Fortune, named a National Top Workplace and handled approximately 11.5 million shipments in 2012.

 

Cardinal Logistics Management

Corporation, Concord, NC

Web site: www.cardlog.com

Year founded: 1997

Number of employees: 5,100

Area(s) served: Entire U.S. + 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.

 

Cargo Service Center India ( Pvt.), Ltd. Mumbai, India

Web site: www.cscindia.in

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees:

Area(s) served: International

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Fruit ripening facility; cleaning, sorting, grading and storage of fruits and vegetables; and other related services.

 

CaseStack, Santa Monica, CA

Web site: www.casestack.com

Year founded: 1999

Number of employees: >150

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