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By the time you read this, the concrete has likely been poured in the Phase 4 expansion to our cold storage Chicago Consolidation Center. There will be more concrete and steel in the months ahead as we build out our plan, more safety and mechanical systems, racks and doors and in the spring of 2015, more very cold air. This is all to improve our services to customers and businesses...
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It’s been said by some of the best tennis and golf players coming up into a major. “I’ve played myself into this tournament.” The context of the phrase is normally in response to a newscaster’s question regarding the player’s confidence – or lack thereof – of having made it into the spotlight. But as simple as it sounds, winners win. That’s why with our refrigerated fleet, we would like to...
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A few months ago, we wrote on the importance of becoming Shipper of Choice, especially in the face of tightening capacity. The context of Shipper of Choice centers on attracting and maintaining good, qualified carriers; an ongoing way of working for Hanson Logistics. Now, shippers are seeing more and more capacity migrate to the spot market. Many carriers are talking more with brokers than in the past; capacity in some...
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I like ice cream. All flavors, all recipes, served alone, in a cone or as a sundae. As dessert, after a ball game, you name it. I like it. Being in the business of deep-frozen storage and transportation, we tend to savor ice cream based on a slightly different criterion: ice crystals. Ice cream is full of ice crystals, very small, and virtually unnoticed. The goal is to keep it...
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With our history and frozen warehousing rooted in the orchards and berry fields of Michigan, Hanson Logistics rides the same unpredictable tide of crop numbers, as do our grower customers. This year it was a very good summer. Thankfully the demand for blueberries continues to rise nationwide, providing some stability in pricing for fresh and frozen berries. This year’s blueberry crop has battled the remnants of a brutal winter, a cool...
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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.