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Time for ice cream. In 2010, the United States ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion. Frozen yogurt sales saw a 74 percent increase between 2011 and 2013. The growing demand for frozen foods, ice cream and novelties has created a growing need for deep frozen storage. These popular temperature-controlled foods require stringent handling requirements to ensure they safely move through the supply chain. At -20 degrees Fahrenheit,...
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The millions of pounds of frozen food that pass through Hanson Logistics each and every day started fresh. It’s the earnest efforts of growers, farmers and hardworking families whose hands are calloused and boots are worn. As the bumper sticker says, ‘don’t talk bad with your mouth full.’ We tip our hats to them, the processors and The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), for their refreshing national effort to encourage...
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Although real-time inventory data may not seem useful outside of the International Space Station, many have found that tracking and analyzing big data in real-time has become vital to their company’s success. There is a growing demand for immediate information and communication in business. To meet this need, web-based mapping technology allows firms to generate advanced reporting solutions. These solutions allow many different companies to gather and crunch real-time sales...
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With the recent design and build of Secant Technologies’ Tier3 Data Center Facility, Hanson Logistics’ warehouse management system, Infor SCE 10, has a new home. This state-of-the-art facility in Oshtemo, Michigan is backed by 15 years of data center design/build experience. Equidistant from Chicago and Detroit, Tier3 is conveniently located and also provides a North-South geo-redundant disaster recovery site for Grand Rapids, South Bend an Indianapolis-based companies. Tier3 was carefully...
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  Hanson Logistics supply chain management officials have announced that Ash Dais has joined the company as General Manager of the Hanson Chicago Consolidation Center. Previous General Manager, Jeff Frazier, has been promoted to Regional Vice President – Indiana. Dais has an extensive background in temperature-controlled supply chain services and all aspects of supply chain management. He comes to the Hanson team with 15 years in the industry — ranging...
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Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.