AmerijetAmerijet implements new strategies for growth after a decade of preparation opened the door to greater opportunities.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing

It is an exciting time at Amerijet International Airlines today as the company leverages a decade’s worth of hard work by its team to fuel significant change and opportunity in the marketplace. “The leadership of the company, driven by our CEO Vic Karjian has been a thrilling experience,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Derry S. Huff says. “Investments in information platforms and systems, equipment, people, training and culture are not created overnight; they are the result of a long-term strategy to create customer loyalty. We are fortunate to have that base of knowledge and experience to support our current growth.”

GD IntegratedG&D Integrated adds to its history in transportation with enhanced services and technology to help customers deliver.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing

G&D Integrated may have “grown up opportunistically” like other supply chain companies, according to COO Jeff Cohen, but it did so to provide its customers with comprehensive, adaptable solutions. With its wide skill set, G&D Integrated partners with its clients to manage a broad segment of their supply chains and simplify their processes to eliminate waste, improve productivity and enhance visibility into their inventory. 

ContandaContanda makes sure its services meet its clients’ needs.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

For Contanda Terminals, the key to its success is its team of passionate employees who are driven to branch the company out into new markets. “It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding to experience the differences in each of those markets,” President and CEO G.R. “Jerry” Cardillo says. “It’s our employees that make our company go.”

CaspersCaspers Cold Storage & Distribution nears full capacity at its state-of-the-art facility in Tampa, Fla., as it comes to the end of its first full year as a third-party logistics provider.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

For nearly 30 years, McDonald’s franchisee Caspers Cold Storage & Distribution supplied its more than 50 restaurants throughout Tampa, Fla., until two years ago when it made a strategic business move to cease its McDonalds’ distribution and provide third-party logistics for other companies. “We were outgrowing our building and it was suggested to us that we dabble in cold storage because we purchased so much property,” Executive Vice President Kim Seigler says. “We started looking into cold storage and realized there weren’t many of them being built here and the ones that do exist are fairly old.”

Great LakeGreat Lakes Cold Storage and Polar 3PL have a hot business in cold temperature storage and transportation.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Great Lakes Cold Storage and Polar 3PL have created a market space for their services by keeping their cool – literally. Founded in 1999 by Pat Gorbett following his acquisition of a refrigerated warehouse facility in Solon, Ohio, Great Lakes Cold Storage provides a full complement of warehouse and inventory management services to the grocery/food and other cold storage industries. 

Pin Oak TerminalsPin Oak Terminals is constructing a more than $600 million terminal in Louisiana that promises to be a game-changer for its customers.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Just two years after announcing the construction of a new liquid and chemicals storage terminal on 431 acres on the east bank of the Mississippi River, Pin Oak Terminals is now operational. “Today we have leased and are in the process of constructing more than four million barrels of tankage, operating a two-bay automated truck rack and handled numerous vessels and barges on our very large marine loading and unloading dock,” CEO Mike Reed says. “There hasn’t been a new facility built for customers on the lower Mississippi in quite a while and there is pent-up demand to do it and do it right.”

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