Lineage Logistics, a Colton, Calif.-based warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital LLC, San Francisco, acquired Consolidated Distribution Corp., a Lemont, Ill.-based third-party logistics and re-distribution company. With the acquisition of CDC, Lineage Logistics is said to be the largest customized re-distribution network in the United States.
Founded in 1990, CDC is a foodservice supply chain logistics provider, serving the retail and manufacturing industries, as well as foodservice franchisors and purchasing cooperatives. With access to multi-temperature warehouses in Illinois, Georgia and Texas, CDC also adds to Lineage Logistics’ facility network of over 600 million cubic feet across 113 facilities in 22 states.
“In joining Lineage, we gain access to additional capacity and service offerings like transportation, customs brokerage and high-pressure processing (HPP) that allow us to diversify the supply chain solutions we can offer customers,” says Mitch Rader, chief executive officer of CDC. “I am excited about our future as a part of Lineage and the opportunity to further fortify our strategic partnerships with our valued customers.”
“The vision of Lineage Logistics is to be the world’s most dynamic temperature-controlled logistics company, and welcoming CDC into the organization is an important step toward achieving that vision,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics. “CDC’s re-distribution operation is a fantastic complement to our business. We are pleased to dramatically expand our re-distribution offering and help our combined customers with maximizing their total supply chains.”