Lineage Logistics in Novi, the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial real estate investment trust and logistics solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Hanson Logistics in St. Joseph, south of Benton Harbor, for an undisclosed amount.
Founded in 1954, Hanson’s network includes seven distribution facilities spanning more than 46 million cubic feet of capacity in Michigan and Indiana, which are strategically located to reach more than 60 percent of the U.S. population. It is the 12th largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider in North America, according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehousing.
Hanson’s 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, says Lineage.
“Hanson Logistics is another great example of a family-owned business that has served its customers with excellence for generations,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage. “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.”
Ken Whah, president and CEO of Hanson Logistics, says, “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, Quebec, Canada; and Orefield Cold Storage, comprised of three locations in eastern Pennsylvania.
Lineage’s North American facility network consists of more than 250 facilities in 35 states and two Canadian provinces spanning more than 1.7 billion cubic feet of temperature-controlled capacity.