Lineage Logistics acquires cold storage provider in Midwest US

The latest acquisition announced by Lineage Logistics includes a network of facilities strategically positioned to reach more than 60 per cent of the US population.

Lineage Logistics has acquired Hanson Logistics which is reported to be ranked as the 12th largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider in North America according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehousing (IARW).

Founded in 1954, 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 per cent of the US population. Hanson’s integrated business segments in warehousing and transportation solutions along with its frozen food consolidation program, Velocities, provides customers with a full suite of services at every step of the supply chain.

“Hanson Logistics is another great example of a family-owned business that has served its customers with excellence for generations,” said Lineage Logistics CEO, Greg Lehmkuhl.

“Now, they’re joining the Lineage family of companies to help accelerate their growth and customers’ reach.

“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.

Hanson Logistics President and CEO, Ken Whah, said: “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. 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.”

The acquisition of Hanson follows Lineage’s announcement of five other North American acquisitions earlier this year. The company has since welcomed two additional cold storage providers to strengthen its domestic operations, including:

  • Marc Villeneuve, a direct-to-store distribution service in Montreal.
  • Orefield Cold Storage, comprised of three locations in Eastern Pennsylvania.

In total, Lineage’s North American facility network comprises more than 250 facilities in 35 states and two Canadian provinces spanning over 1.7 billion cubic feet of temperature-controlled capacity.

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