Hanson Logistics, St. Joseph, Mich., said it expects by July to complete an expansion at its temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center in Hobart, Ind.

Officials say the addition will include new office space and 2,517,000 cubic feet of warehousing space. The company is adding more short-term storage, 7,800 pallet positions, staging and dock space for frozen and refrigerated foods.

Hanson said its flagship Chicago Consolidation Center is a three-phase, 14.5 million-cubic-foot facility in its third full year of operation. The complex is designed for high-volume throughput, including flexible racking for quick-pick consolidation and cross docking of temperature-controlled food products. From there, Hanson Transportation Management Services provides inbound, shuttle service, national truckload service, as well as Velocities™ Multi-Vendor Consolidation (MVC). Velocities delivers scheduled shared truckloads to major retail, wholesale and foodservice distribution centers nationwide. 

“Location, growing pool participation and proven on-time performance have created an increasing demand for our value-added services,” said Andrew Janson, president, Hanson Logistics.  “We are proactive in meeting customer needs with scalable solutions, assuring all clients benefit from Hanson ‘Yes, We Can!’ service.”

Hanson Logistics is one of the largest privately-held refrigerated warehouse networks in the country, with nine facilities totaling 38 million cubic feet of deep frozen, refrigerated and dry warehousing space.