St. Louis has long been known as the Gateway to the Midwest with the iconic Arch reaching several hundred feet above the Mighty Mississippi River and the hallowed halls of Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Cardinals. But what makes St. Louis even more special as it pertains to public warehousing is its proximity to four of the largest, most major interstate highways in the continental United States.The central location of St. Louis makes it an ideal place for a distribution warehouse. St. Louis is a natural hub for trade. Located at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi river, a St. Louis warehouse is ideal for goods moving around the country. Because of the optimal St. Louis location, much energy has been spent to support and develop the regions logistical capabilities. Much of the logistical development is focused on improving infrastructure that will complement the St. Louis geographical advantage.
St. Louis area is the third largest rail center in the United States with six major railroads and five local and short line railroads. FW Warehousing has facilities rail spurs, both indoor and out, and easy access to the intermodal rail hubs making it ideal for transloading railcars and cross-docking ocean freight containers.
With the second largest inland water port in the country, the public warehousing and transportation industries in St. Louis are thriving. As the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers use of container on barge traffic increases, St. Louis continues to position itself as the all-star in third party logistics 3PL for public warehousing and national and regional distribution.
The presence of seven airports in the area, including Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and MidAmerica Airport contribute to the region’s logistical majesty. As the price of fuel continues to soar, the importance of centralized distribution has made St. Louis the preeminent location for public warehousing in the United States and North America.
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.
For more information about FW Warehousing and its complete warehousing, fulfillment and logistics capabilities, visit the FW Warehousing website.