In today’s supply chains, the limelight falls mainly on real-time visibility, load consolidation and end-to-end technology. Truth be known though, Hanson Logistics — or Southern Michigan Cold Storage, as it was back then — was born and raised in the fields of Michigan. And we’ll never forget where we came from.
Michigan’s thriving agricultural community deserves first-class logistics and transportation services. After all, the region’s microclimates and soil combination produce more than 200 commodities on a commercial basis, making Michigan the second-most agriculturally diverse state in the U.S.
Producing nearly one-third of the state’s agricultural sales and employing more than 19,000 workers, Southwest Michigan’s fertile soils and unique climates have generated an abundance of crops during the last 150 years.
As one of the nation’s largest, privately held temperature-controlled logistics providers, Hanson Logistics supports Michigan’s thriving agricultural community with state-of-the-art freezing, storage, transportation, and logistics services. With current capacity of nearly 22 million cubic feet in Michigan alone, the company is committed to an agricultural industry that contributes $101.2 billion annually to the state’s economy.
Hanson Logistics maintains the largest network of agricultural-centric freezing, storage, and distribution facilities in Michigan, with five deep-frozen, temperature-controlled warehouses — including facilities in Northern Michigan that support the region’s cherry farming. Hanson Logistics provides blast freezing, production services, long-term storage as well as case-intensive picking programs, consolidation and distribution.
Hanson’s Transportation Management Services connect modern facilities in Hartford, Hart, Decatur, Riverside, and Benton Harbor, with a new 150,000-square-foot facility opening in South Haven in 2017. Located on 25 acres in the I-196 Industrial Park, the new South Haven complex will enable Hanson Logistics to quick-freeze fresh blueberries and cherries, while also supporting surrounding farms and food manufacturers with storage and distribution.
With a proven track record in continuous food safety improvement, Hanson Logistics follows GFSI protocols, ASI Excellence, and GFM practices in the handling, storage and delivery of food products.
Committed to supporting growers, farmers, and food processing plants across the nation, and delivering the products that feed America, Hanson Logistics continues to invest in new infrastructure and vehicles that help ensure a safe, sanitary, and efficient cold food chain.