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Hanson Logistics gears up for capacity demand upsurge

Sept. 30, 2010
With refrigerated transportation indexes pointing to pending capacity restraints and Chicago IL-area warehousing needing additional deep-frozen, high-turn space, Hanson Logistics has taken several steps in its single-source marketing program.

With refrigerated transportation indexes pointing to pending capacity restraints and Chicago IL-area warehousing needing additional deep-frozen, high-turn space, Hanson Logistics has taken several steps in its single-source marketing program.

First and foremost, the company has completed its expansion of the temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center in Hobart IN. Consisting of new office areas and 2,517,000 cubic feet of warehousing space, the expansion includes 8,000 new pallet positions, staging, and dock space for frozen and refrigerated foods. The flagship Chicago Consolidation Center is a three-phase, 14.5 million-cu-ft facility now in its third full year of operation. This complex is designed for high-volume throughput, including flexible racking for quick-pick consolidation and cross-docking of temperature-controlled food products.

Second, Hanson has expanded its transportation management services. Don Romniak has joined Hanson as the director of distribution services and is stationed at the Hanson Chicago Consolidation Center. The company is also implementing an electronic payment process for its carrier community.

Hanson Transportation Management Services provides inbound, shuttle service, national truckload service, as well as Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation (MVC). Velocities delivers scheduled shared truckloads to retail, wholesale, and foodservice distribution centers in the United States.

The Chicago Consolidation Center and Velocities bring “final mile” and national distribution efficiency to food manufacturers of all sizes, including mid-tier volumes that are traditionally unable to gain the economies of truckload delivery. The facility will be built out in three phases with a total of 45,000 pallet positions in deep-frozen (–20° F) to frozen (0° F) and cooler (28–42° F) areas. For additional information on Phase II opportunities, call 1.888.772.1197.

Visit www.hansonlogistics.com for more details.

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