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HANSON LOGISTICS EXPANDS CHICAGO CONSOLIDATION CENTER AGAIN

Replicating an expansion completed early in 2013, Hanson Logistics has broken ground on additional deep frozen storage capacity in the company’s Chicago Consolidation Center. This is the fourth expansion in seven years, reflecting the company’s ongoing investment in the Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation program. Velocities MVC is a solution to the on-demand complexity of filling multiple SKU frozen food orders shipping to virtually all major retail, wholesale, and foodservice DCs throughout the U.S. Construction of the Hobart, Indiana facility is managed by Tippmann Construction.

“Thanks to the efforts of all Hanson associates, we are meeting new customer demand a bit sooner than projected. Our build-out will be completed ahead of schedule, and we have maximized the space available in our Chicago area campus,” said Andrew Janson, President, Hanson Logistics. “Velocities MVC program, which offers single-source warehousing and national refrigerated transportation, has become a model of efficiency and consistency in frozen food distribution. The success of the program, together with the proactive Indiana business environment, has helped us fulfill our vision for world-class cold storage in this strategic location.”

The additional 85,000 sq. ft. will feature LED lighting, 12,000 new 90” pallet positions and 14 swing-in doors, bringing the facility’s overall specifications to 16,500,000 cu. ft, 48,000 pallet positions, and 50 doors. While the Chicago Consolidation Center offers deep-frozen storage, most customers rely on the center for outbound distribution. Hanson Transportation Management Services and refrigerated truck fleet operates from the facility and provides inbound, shuttle service and nationwide truckload and less-than-truckload service. Velocities™ Multi-Vendor Consolidation program is also accepted as Walmart Vendor Pool 391.

Located adjacent to the I-80, I-94 and I-65 interchange in northwest Indiana, the Chicago Consolidation Center offers the optimum combination of location, business climate, and robust infrastructure. Velocities has become the ‘go-to’ consolidation program in the greater Midwest for mid-tier food manufacturers that by their order mix are unable to achieve the economies of truckload delivery.

To see the latest on the expansion, view the job site webcam.

To see the latest on the expansion, view the job site webcam.