Weber, Kidron in cold logistics news
Third-party warehousing and logistics provider Weber Logistics, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., said it hired Harry Drajpuch as president and CEO, effective immediately. Drajpuch joins Weber with more than 30 years of experience in third party logistics. He most recently served as chief operating officer at Kane is Able. He also has held senior positions at USCO Logistics Services, a division of Kuehne and Nagel.
"Harry is a visionary leader and he brings the perfect skill set to the role of president and CEO of Weber Logistics. We are honored to have him join the Weber team,” said Weber Chairman Nick Weber. “He truly understands what our customers need in terms of quality levels, technology, operations and customer service and I am confident that Harry will exceed everyone’s expectations. Harry’s ability to take a vision and implement it, at every level of the organization, has made him a success. He will definitely compliment Weber’s reputation for being an industry leader.”
A national company, Weber Logistics says it provides non-asset based freight management, temperature sensitive asset-based LTL and TL services, dedicated and shared warehousing, distribution, cross-docking/pool distribution, transloading, network optimization modeling and analysis, retail compliance, order fulfillment, material handling, supply chain management, real estate development, and personnel staffing. It serves the food, beverage and confectionery industries
VT Hackney Inc., Washington, N.C., said it expects next year to complete a 70,000-sq.-ft. addition to its plant in Independence, Kan. The expansion will enable Hackney to annually produce more than 1,500 Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies, officials said.
“This plant investment is a milestone event and will allow VT Hackney greater geographical reach and increased capacity to build on Kidron’s strong market position," noted John Coburn, chairman and CEO for parent VT Systems Inc.
VT Hackney said plant operations will feature Kidron's ColdShield™ system for refrigerated truck bodies. The technology includes "a state-of-the-art foaming system which enables Kidron truck bodies to protect refrigerated products by holding cold temperatures longer," the company says.
VT Systems, Alexandria, Va., is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering.