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Hanson Logistics expands Chicago Consolidation Center

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The expanded facility consists of 2.517 million cubic feet of warehousing space. (Courtesy: HANSON LOGISTICS)
The expanded facility consists of 2.517 million cubic feet of warehousing space. (Courtesy: HANSON LOGISTICS)

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

First and foremost, the company has completed its expansion of the temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center, located in Hobart, Ind., according to Andrew Janson, company president.






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 cubic foot facility now in its third full year of operation.

The state-of-the-art complex is designed specifically for high-volume throughput, including flexible racking for quick-pick consolidation and cross docking of temperature-controlled food products, Janson said.

Secondly, Hanson has expanded its transportation management services.

Don Romniak has joined the Hanson team as the director of distribution services.

The company is also implementing an electronic payment process for its carrier community.

“We really do work tirelessly to be a carrier friendly organization,” Janson said. “We make every attempt to tender the best loads to the best carriers, to reduce dwell time at our docks, and to treat drivers with respect, including fast payment.”

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 major retail, wholesale and foodservice distribution centers throughout the U.S.

Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation’s major retailers.

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