Acquisitions in the industry always make for exciting news, and the latest announcement from Lineage Logistics is no different. The solutions provider recently acquired Hanson Logistics, a cold storage organization operating in the Midwest.
“Hanson Logistics is another great example of a family-owned business that has served its customers with excellence for generations. Now, they’re joining the Lineage family of companies to help accelerate their growth and customers’ reach,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lineage Logistics. "Their dedicated, customer-focused team also represents an awesome cultural alignment with our own, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the One Lineage family.”
According to a press release, Hanson’s network includes seven distribution facilities spanning over 46 million cubic feet of capacity across Michigan and Indiana, which are strategically located to reach over 60 percent of the U.S. population.
Hansons’ integrated business segments in warehousing and transportation solutions along with Hanson’s frozen food consolidation program, Velocities, provides customers with a full suite of services at every step of the supply chain.
“For decades, we have worked to build the best possible supply chain logistics program in order to support our customers through every step of the food supply chain,” said Ken Whah, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanson Logistics. “In joining the Lineage family, we are better positioned than ever to continue serving not only mid-market food processors but also large global customers. We couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter of growth, and I am confident our strong cultural fit will only enhance our team members’ ability to make a difference every day.”
In total, Lineage’s North American network consists of more than 250 facilities in 35 states and two Canadian provinces spanning over 1.7 billion cubic feet of temperature-controlled capacity.
As a crucial step in the supply chain, cold storage is one sector we always keep our eyes on.