AWI - Logistics Services News and Events

States Logistics Hosts PepsiCo CEO - Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi visits States Logistics
States Logistics Services - who is part of the AWI network of third party logistics service providers in Southern California and Phoenix, recently hosted a special guest from one of their primary clients - Pepsico.
Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, took time from her hectic schedule to visit a new facility where States Logistics is supporting
Ryan Donovan, VP - Operations & Business Development at States Logistics, expressed the gratitude of the entire team at States Logistics for Ms. Nooyi's visit by saying . . . "This is a tremendous example of a client demonstrating their commitment to nurturing a true partnership with their supply chain partners.  Indra Nooyi taking the time to visit the facility, learn about the distribution, packaging, and transportation services we are providing PepsiCo at the site, and meet part of the States Logistics team sends a powerful message about how important Ms. Nooyi feels it is to develop strong and authentic relationships with PepsiCo's partners.  Actions like this explain why she is such a successful leader and viewed as one of the most powerful women leaders in the world today.  It was an honor to have her as our guest."

Tags: Announcements, 3PL, logistics services, warehousing

AWI European Partner, Broekman Warehousing, Expanding It's Reach


Broekman 3pl Chemical Warehousing

Broekman Warehousing, who is part of the AWI network of third party logistics services providers based in Rotterdam, is continuing to expand it's presence throughout Europe and Asia.

The expansion of Broekman Warehousing was announced recently in this way . . .

"Broekman Group is set to acquire TWO Chemical Logistics from TWO owner Emons. As of today, the workforce and the TWO sites located in Nijmegen and Maastricht form part of Broekman Logistics, one of the four divisions of this Rotterdam-based company.

TWO Chemical Logistics (formerly Te Winkel & Oomes) has been a logistics services provider since 1852 and – like Broekman Logistics – provides one-stop-shop solutions to customers operating in the chemical industry. “This acquisition is good news for all parties involved”, said Jacques Kleinkramer, Managing Director of Broekman Logistics Division. “It will benefit our customers first of all, since we will be able to provide them with even better services from now on, based on TWO’s more than 160 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers. However, this is also a positive development for employees and parent companies.”

Emons CEO Sjang Emons agreed that TWO Chemical Logistics is a valued part of the Emons Group. “Thanks to a number of innovative patents, we are currently experiencing a period of above average growth. We made a strategic decision to allow us to focus more on that growth, and selling our subsidiary TWO to Broekman was a logical step in that.”

Earlier this month, Broekman also announced the acquisition of Triple Logistics. Broekman Group CEO Raymond Riemen: “With two acquisitions within a short space of time, we are really expanding our logistics business in the Netherlands. However, our ambitions – literally and figuratively speaking – know no boundaries. We also aim to offer the very best people to our customers and are therefore delighted that the TWO and Triple employees will now be joining Broekman.”



Tags: Announcements, third party logistics, 3PL, warehousing, chemical logistics

3PL Verst Group Logistics - Kentucky Expansion

3PL Verst Logistics Kentucky Expansion


Hebron, KY. (July 1, 2011) Members of the Verst family celebrated the ground breaking of their latest expansion at their Hebron, KY third party logistics distribution operation.  The expansion will double the size of their Hebron operation allowing them to accommodate increases in their contract packaging and 3PL warehousing divisions.  When completed, the company will add approximately 25 full time and 100 part time workers at the facility.


Verst Group Logistics, is a family owned company that provides fully integrated packaging, warehousing / distribution, and transportation services.


The company employs more than 1,200 people throughout their 14 facilities which now include over four million square feet of space throughout the Midwest.


You can learn more about Verst Group Logistics here.

Tags: Announcements, third party logistics, 3PL, logistics services, warehousing

Associated Warehouses Michigan Location, Evans, Reappointed to State Commission

Evans Distribution Systems announced today that Doug Ostrowski, the company's vice president of transportation, has once again been reappointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission Motor Carrier Advisory Board for 2011. Ostrowski's one-year term continues his involvement as a liaison between the Michigan government and motor carrier industry by leading vital discussions on regional issues and transportation trends.

"Doug's experience and understanding of the state's transportation issues will help him make substantial contributions on the board," said Evans Distribution President John A. Evans. "We encourage our employees to participate within the industry and Doug's initiatives towards this goal are significant."

The Michigan Public Service Commission is an agency within the Department of Labor and Economic Growth, responsible for the insurance and safety regulation of the intrastate for-hire trucking industry and the rate and consumer protection regulation of the intrastate household goods moving industry.

The Motor Carrier Advisory Board facilitates a continuing dialogue among the trucking industry, consumers, other interest groups, and state government on issues, problems and solutions important to Michigan freight transportation. The advisory board consists of members representing the transportation industry and the shipping public in addition to ex-officio members of the Michigan departments of State Police, Transportation, Treasury, Secretary of State, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Ostrowski has served in the transportation industry for 20 years and is a member of the Transportation Club of Detroit and the Detroit Regional Chamber's Translinked Committee. He resides with his family in South Lyon, Mich.

You can learn more about Evans Here.

Tags: Announcements, 3PL, logistics services

Associated Warehouses - AWI Site, ECD, Adds Seasoned Leader

Doug Enck, former CEO of Arnold Logistics LLC., has joined the management team of Eastern Consolidation & Distribution Services, Inc.  He will serve as the Company’s Vice President of Marketing and Operations.  During his 33 years with Arnold, Doug lead the logistics company from a regional niche service provider to a national player.

R.T. Linsenbach, owner and CEO of ECD Services, Inc., recently announced plans to grow and diversify the company’s operational platform and expand into international markets.   Mr. Linsenbach commented “We are pleased to have Doug Enck join the ECD team.  He brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise and will play a critical role in the company’s expansion into value added and international services.”

ECD Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastern Logistics Inc., is a family owned logistics company operating in central Pennsylvania for over 40 years.  The company is nationally recognized as an innovative leader in the warehousing and delivery business primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic region.

For additional information, contact ECD at 1-800-233-1075 or 717-761-4020 or see an overview of their services and capabilities Here.

Tags: Announcements, third party logistics, public warehousing, 3PL

Associated Warehouses site - Shipper's Warehouse 100% ISO Certified

AWI - Associated Warehouses 3PL solutions

AWI - Associated Warehouses partner, Shipper's Warehouse - a leading provider of public and contract, 3PL services, has recently achieved ISO 9001/2008 certification at 100% of their facilities.

Although the vast majority of their facilities have been ISO certified since 2008, the organization has long recognized the value created for customers of Shipper's by having all locations ISO certified.

Adhering to the disciplines which are central to ISO certification such as documented standard processes, performance measurement, and continuous improvement ensures Shipper's constantly identifies opportunities to adjust processes, eliminate waste and deliver more value to each of their customers.

Shippers has embraced ISO methodology for years. However, the benefit of having 100% of their facilities certified has become even more critical as the company has grown to over 4.5 million square feet in 8 facilities in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and 500,000 square feet in Atlanta, Georgia.

By having all facilities certified, Shipper's ensures all customers receive a consistently high level of service regardless of where they may store and distribute their products.


See the entire press release here - Shippers - ISO Certification Press Release

Learn more about Shipper's Warehouse here - -Atlanta, GA

Tags: Announcements, third party logistics, public warehousing, 3PL, logistics services, warehousing

Associated Warehouses Partner - Evans Distribution now in Colorado

Evans warehousing in Denver, COAWI - Associated Warehouses partner, Evans Distribution Systems, a full-service third-party logistics provider of warehousing, transportation and value-added solutions, is expanding with two new operations in Denver and Aurora, Colorado.

Evans, who has a 81 year history of creating logistics solutions for automotive related companies in Detroit will be working with a nationwide transportation company at two automotive crossdock operations in Colorado.

Specifically, Evans will design, implement, and manage the processes used at the site plus provide all management, supervisory, and material handling staffing required.

"We're happy to provide this supply chain expertise wherever our clients need us, and this regional assistance in Colorado is another way we provide flexible and agile support. Whether it's enhancing the solutions of an automaker's third-party logistics provider or working directing with a company to reduce their operational costs, we're here to create more efficient operations and simplify the supply chain," said Leslie Ajlouny, vice president of business development at Evans Distribution Systems.

You can learn more about Evans expansion into Colorado here - Evans Colorado Expansion

You can learn more about the services available through Evans here - Evans Distribution

Tags: third party logistics, 3PL, logistics services, warehousing, value-added

AWI Location - Port Jersey Logistics Expands Value-Added Services


AWI Warehouses location, Port Jersey Logistics, announced the recent opening of its new 30,000 sq. ft. value added services facility in Dayton, NJ. The facility will operate as Tyler Distribution Centers, Inc., a division of Port Jersey Logistics.

The new operation concentrates on fulfillment, shipper & display assembly, repackaging, labeling, kitting, light assembly and more.

Companies are increasingly turning to public warehouses or 3PL distribution and fulfillment companies, like Port Jersey, to support their expanding need for value added services and customization in an effort to stay focused on their core competencies and control logistics costs.

You can learn more about Port Jersey at: Port Jersey Logistics

The entire press release is available at: Port Jersey Logistics: Tyler Distribution

Tags: 3PL, warehousing, value-added, outsourcing, packaging, fulfillment

Richard T. Murphy Jr., Earns Certified Logistics Professional Status

Richard Murphy - Murphy Warehouse

The International Warehouse Logistics Association has awarded the prestigious designation of Certified Logistics Professional (CLP) to Richard T. Murphy Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the AWI / Associated Warehouses Minneapolis operation - Murphy Warehouse Company.

The CLP designation was created by IWLA, a trade association for third-party logistics companies, to set standards of excellence and promote professionalism throughout the 3PL industry. Click here to view entire press release: Richard Murphy CLP designation

Port Jersey Logistics earns C-TPAT certification

AWI Warehouses location, Port Jersey Logistics, is one of the first third party logistics services companies to earn the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Certification from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agancy (CBP).

If you are involved with importing product to the U.S. market protecting and securing your merchandise is of primary concern.  This certification ensures you that your products will be secure and safe, while in the custody of Port Jersey on their trucks or in their third party warehouse facilities, as it flows through your supply chain.

You can learn more about Port Jersey at: Port Jersey Logistics

The entire press release is available at:  Port Jersey Logistics: C-TPAT Certification