Due to an urgent need for additional warehouse space from a Fortune 50 food and beverage manufacturer, St. Louis warehousing leader FW Warehousing recently purchased a new 400,000 square foot AIB rated food grade warehouse distribution center on North Broadway in St. Louis.
The new facility filled up fast with more than 12,000 pallets of product. The key to the project was the need for a rapid response. The client needed the additional storage space within a short, seven-day period. FW solutions team had to find and secure suitable warehouse space, certify that space for AIB rated food grade storage, staff the new facility and arrange for transportation to move 12,000 pallets of product and all this had to be done within that seven day window.
The FW Solutions Team, led by Frank Dickerson, Director of Solutions, responded to the challenge of this project and shifted into high gear. The team conducted a quick and efficient situation analysis to determine the exact amount of space needed. Simultaneously, available warehouse space in proximity to the client’s plant was researched and an optimal location was identified, while needed staffing levels were calculated, along with the number of drivers, tractors and trailers to transport the 12,000 pallets of product. With timely approval from the client, FW implemented a rapid startup of the new 400,000 sq. ft. facility. Staffing for the new facility was handled by moving experienced team members from other FW warehouse distribution centers. FW acquired all the necessary permits and inspections within the 7-day window. In short order, the facility was turned into a fully food-grade compliant warehouse. All of this was orchestrated by the expert management team at FW Warehousing.
Within a week, the client had their urgent need resolved and FW was able to receive shipments into the new facility for them, said Frank Dickerson, Director of Solutions. This is what The FW Team does best – customized solutions, completed professionally, quickly and efficiently. This is what makes FW a leader in St. Louis warehousing and a leading 3PL in the Midwest.
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.