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 This past week, from June 20-22, the Global Cold Chain  Alliance (GCCA) hosted the inaugural Global Cold Chain  Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. Hanson Logistics  was able to be present during the length of the expo, not  only representing at the conference but also hosting a tour  for attendees at the Chicago Consolidation Center. The Global Cold Chain Expo has grown considerably since  past International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses...
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Defined by Merriam-Webster as a system of government or business that has many complicated rules and ways of doing things, “bureaucracy” is often used to describe the inner workings of any organization that tends to operate with a lot of red tape, rules, policies, and decision makers. Hanson Logistics, on the other hand, has effectively bucked this trend and instead focuses on making it easy for customers of all sizes—and...
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As a part of the ever-evolving cold supply chain, Hanson Logistics is always looking for opportunities to meet new customers and better ways to serve existing customers in the food and beverage industry. By attending this year’s AFFI Frozen Food Convention (AFFI-CON), Hanson Logistics will be among more than 1,400 processors, logistics providers, suppliers, retailers, foodservice distributors and operators. It’s a great venue for networking as well as learning about...
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Americans consume nearly 225 lbs. of fruit per person every year, much of which has been stored and distributed through the cold chain. Logistics plays an important role keeping these products as fresh as possible. The Michigan agricultural industry contributes $101.2 billion each year to the state’s economy. As the number one producer of blueberries and cherries in the country, Michigan farms know firsthand how vital it is to safely...
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Ever since the first third party logistics (3PL) firm opened its doors 40 years ago, 3PLs and cold storage providers like Hanson Logistics have evolved and transformed to meet their customers’ needs. With more businesses paying close attention to the environmental impact of their supply chains—and finding ways to offset the carbon footprint associated with producing and distributing food products—3PLs play a vital role in making the transportation component “greener”...
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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.