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.”

SubaruSubaru of Indiana Automotive optimizes its plant to increase production and remain agile in building a third Subaru vehicle.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. (SIA) has been manufacturing Subaru vehicles for 30 years and is the home of North American production. To prepare for the launch of the Subaru Impreza model and increase in production, the company invested $1.3 billion in its plant from 2012 to 2016. It also transitioned to a lean supply chain process flow to meet the demands of flexible manufacturing.

SkipperSkipper strives to be the recognized industry leader in safety management.

By Bianca Herron

Alan Bentley founded Skipper with a single idea: to develop a device that could link traffic cones and create safer work-related areas for many industries, including traffic and warehousing. After several months of development, the Skipper system was launched in 2005: a versatile, robust interlinking retractable outdoor barrier that featured nine meters of specially developed fabric tape, which could attach to any standard traffic cone.

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