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.


Worth noting: JTS was awarded the 2013 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Ethics Award for Marketplace Excellence, for demonstrating a commitment to ethical business practices in operations and for the manner in which we serve our staff and customers.

 

Kane Is Able, Scranton, PA

Web site: www.kaneisable.com

Year founded: 1930

Number of employees: 1,100

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

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: KANE (Kane Is Able) provides logistics services specially designed for consumer packaged goods companies and their retail customers.

 

Kenco, Chattanooga, TN

Web site: www.kencogroup.com

Year founded: 1950

Number of employees: 4500

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

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Through our WBENC certification, we fulfill a unique market niche by offering high-quality and comprehensive services on a large scale, while allowing customers to meet supplier diversity goals.

 

KTI, LTD., Pulaski, VA

Web site: www.ktiltd.com

Year founded: 1995

Number of employees: 40

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

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: KTI provides first-class logistics services primarily in the food and food packaging industries. KTI partners with customers to develop customized solutions that provide customers with a logistical edge on their competition.

 

L&M Transportation Services, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Web site: www.lmts.com

Year founded: 1977

Number of employees: 44

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

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: Recognized as a Food Logistics Top Ten Innovator in 2012, and a Top 100 3PL in 2011.

 

Lily Transportation Corp., Needham, MA

Web site: www.lily.com

Year founded: 1958

Number of employees: 500

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

Asset/Non-asset:Asset-based

Worth noting: Lily Transportation is an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner, and is one of a a handful of trucking companies in the U.S. running its grocery and food trucks on natural gas. The trucks emit nearly zero air particulates and up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Lineage Logistics, Colton, CA

Web site: www.lineagelogistics.com

Year founded: 2012 (the companies that make up Lineage have been active in the industry anywhere from 30 to 100 years)

Number of employees: 3,000

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

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Lineage Logistics is a warehousing and logistics company built to deliver sophisticated, customized, and dependable cold chain solutions. Lineage Logistics has one of the largest facility networks in the U.S. and is the second largest third-party temperature-controlled warehouse provider in the industry.

 

Load Delivered Logistics, Chicago, IL

Web site: loaddelivered.com

Year founded: 2008

Number of employees: 57

Area(s) served: U.S. region/ National (entire U.S.)/ North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

Asset/Non-asset: Non-Asset based

Worth noting: LDL was founded with a focus in temperature-controlled freight. Since then, we have become refrigerated freight experts, and these shipments continue to be a large part of our business.

 

Matson Logistics Inc., Concord, CA

Web site: www.matson.com

Year founded: 1987

Number of employees: 310

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

Asset/Non-asset: Both

Worth noting: Matson Logistics provides integrated transportation and company-operated warehousing services throughout the U.S. Matson also provides ocean service to Hawaii, Guam, and other mid-Pacific points.

 

Metro Park Warehouses, Kansas City, MO

Web site: www.mpwus.com

Year founded: 1970

Number of employees: 150

Area(s) served: U.S. region

Asset/Non-asset: Asset-based

Worth noting: Winner of multiple customer DC awards,we offer multi-vendor consolidation programs, inventory purchasing management services, wholesale drug distribution and call center services, from seven modern flexible public and contract facilities located in Kansas City, to maximize all modes of transportation savings and efficiencies.

 

MHW Group (Cryo-Trans div.),

Owing Mills, MD

Web site: wwww.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 box cars in North America.

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