FW Warehousing, a warehousing and distribution leader, recently announced that the annual inspections by AIB International took place in late December 2010 at the firm’s facilities.
Being an AIB certified warehouse isn’t an easy achievement! The result: FW Warehousing was able to maintain its Superior AIB rating.
“We’re very proud of the work the entire team at FW does to maintain such high standards for our customers,” said Mike Cusumano, Safety and Compliance Officer for FW Warehousing. “This year the AIB implemented an even more stringent rating system. Faced with these stricter standards many companies dropped from a Superior rating to an Excellent rating this year, but we were not one of those companies.”
“Maintaining our Superior AIB rating is a responsibility we take very seriously,” added Mark Cusumano, President and CEO of FW Warehousing. “FW was founded as a professional public warehouse for food and food-grade additives. It’s one of our core strengths. Keeping our Superior rating is vital to our entire warehousing and distribution business.”
AIB International is a pioneer and leader in food safety auditing and education. AIB audits are backed by more than 60 years of expertise in the field of food manufacturing, beverages, ingredients and packaging. AIB conducts audits in more than 120 countries worldwide for firms ranging in size from giant multinationals to small independent producers.
For 2010, AIB put in place a new audit process and scoring system in conjunction with their new updated standards. When a facility becomes an AIB certified warehouse, only the top 25 percent of all scores in their business category are awarded a “Recommendation of High Achievement – Superior”. As you would expect from a leader in the field of warehousing and distribution, FW Warehousing maintained its Superior rating, as it has on a continual basis.
For more information about our food-grade warehousing capabilities and AIB Superior rating, visit FW Warehousing Food-Grade Warehousing page.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
FW Warehousing has more than 50 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.