RLS Logistics this year is celebrating its 55th anniversary.
The Leo family started the business that evolved into a leading cold chain solutions provider as a mushroom farm in 1968 in Newfield, New Jersey.
“As we celebrate our 55th company anniversary, I want to thank the RLS team,” RLS CEO Russell Leo said in a news release. “Without their perseverance and pride in what we do, we couldn’t provide a great experience for our customers and be a valued partner in the temperature-controlled space. I attribute our success to them.”
Rosario Leo immigrated from Italy to America with his family in search of the American dream, which started in the mushroom-growing business. After 20 years, the family pivoted to cold storage warehousing, beginning the transition from R. Leo and Son Mushroom Farm to RLS Logistics.
From the first cold storage warehouse built in 1988, RLS has since expanded to six states across the U.S., with over 10 facilities and offices and over 400 team members. RLS still helps feed Americans by helping manufacturers, retailers, importers, and exporters with their temperature-controlled supply chains.
RLS has claimed numerous industry honors, including a 2022 Top Food Chain Technology award from Food Shippers of America. It’s also listed in the Global Cold Chain Alliance’s Top 25 cold storage companies in North America.