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Celebrating 120 Years of Excellence

By Robin Siekerman, Vice President Marketing & Customer Solutions

TSG_120Years_4-colorFor 120 years, The Shippers Group has been providing logistics services and supporting essential supply chains. Today we operate 16 facilities in 6 states and employ approximately 1500 associates who give their all daily to provide customers with exceptional service and value. Logistics services include contract packaging, ecommerce, and transportation in addition to traditional third-party warehousing services. In the past five years alone, we’ve increased our footprint almost 3 million square feet for a total of 6.5 million square feet of space. Join us as we take a walk down memory lane by reading more below.





TSG Announces Graham Swank as Chief Executive Officer

By Robin Siekerman, Vice President Marketing & Customer Solutions

Graham SwankThe Shippers Group, a leading national provider of 3PL warehousing, contract packaging, ecommerce, and transportation services, recently announced that Graham Swank has been named Chief Executive Officer by The Shippers Group’s Board of Directors. The CEO position has been vacant since the untimely death of Ken Johnson last October. 

Swank has 35 years with The Shippers Group including the past 13 years as Chief Operating Officer after he and Johnson purchased a majority stake in Shippers Warehouse from the former owner Darby Strickland. Mr. Swank has been instrumental overseeing growth of the company, which today exceeds $100 million in annual revenue.





The Shippers Group Expands to 16 Locations Nationwide

By Maggie Harvey, Sales & Marketing Support Specialist

The Shippers Group is proud to announce the recent expansion of another facility located in Wilmer, Texas. Located right across the street from our other facility in Wilmer, this location adds an extra 110,000 square feet of space in the Dallas surrounding area. The addition of the facility brings TSG's total number of locations to 16, with 6.5 million square feet of multi-client and dedicated 3PL warehouse space.

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"We are grateful for this opportunity to grow and for the hard work and perseverance of our team here at The Shippers Group that accelerates this growth!" 

- Rob Doyle, President of The Shippers Group


The food-grade operation is a dedicated facility to one of our long-term existing customers. With decades of experience and successful expansions with this customer, The Shippers Group was chosen as a proven partner to reduce their overall cost, while maintaining the highest level of service. The new facility is a mixing warehouse, serving as capacity relief to constrained warehouses in the region. Running 7-days a week, it is our fourth location for the customer. 





Growth Leads to Multiple Promotions at The Shippers Group

By Maggie Harvey, Sales & Marketing Support Specialist

At The Shippers Group, we invest in our associates because an investment in our people is an investment in the future of our company. Their hard work and innovative ideas are what sets us up for growth, so we are committed to training and developing our associates to have long and successful careers at The Shippers Group. 

We are proud to announce the recent promotions of the following associates:


Jessica Gillespie, Senior Account Manager

Jessica GillespieJessica started with The Shippers Group over a year and a half ago as an Operations Manager at our Multi-Client Distribution Center in Hutchins, TX (WG2). When our customer at this facility shared their desire to expand to the Georgia region, Jessica was the natural choice to handle the account for both locations. Jessica has a proven track record of working effectively with our customer, while also having the ability to build a strong team in WG2, as well as achieving best in network service for our customer. As the Senior Account Manager, Jessica now has the opportunity to build another dynamic team in Austell, GA. 


Sarah Sheppard, Director of Inventory Control

Sarah_Edit-1Sarah has been with The Shippers Group for eight years. She began with the company as a CSR at our Multi-Client Distribution Center in Jonesboro, GA, where she later transferred to our Contract Packaging operation on the other side of the building to assist with labor planning, inventory control, and account management. Following these positions, Sarah was promoted to Office Manager at our other Georgia location in Austell. In her new role as Director of Inventory Control, Sarah will oversee inventory control at the corporate level. She will also be responsible for driving standardization of inventory practices, and monitoring each building's inventory accuracy through KPIs.


Danny Kuvach, Assistant General Manager

Danny KuvachDanny has been with The Shippers Group for about a year and a half as an Operations Manager at the Jonesboro Multi-Client Distribution Center. As the Operations Manager, Danny dove right in from day one, working with the team on new strategies, labor management, and workflow. In his new role as the Assistant General Manager, Danny's continued efforts will now include an added focus on improving the site's efficiency, along with managing the monthly ratios. His goals for the great team in Jonesboro include to lead by example, grow TSG's competitive culture, and to further develop a talented warehouse team.


Chris Mills, Director of Operations - Atlanta

Chris MillsChris joined The Shippers Group almost three years ago, where he began his TSG career as the General Manager of the Multi-Client Distribution Center in Jonesboro. Now in his new position as Director of Operations, Chris will oversee the operations in both the Jonesboro and Austell locations. In this new role, he will work with these distribution centers in the Atlanta area to increase customer satisfaction, increase productivity, lower costs, and continue to train the current supervisors and managers for their next role as an emerging leader within The Shippers Group.






TSG Hires Director of Operations, Charles Thompson

By Maggie Harvey, Sales & Marketing Support Specialist

C ThompsonThe Shippers Group is pleased to announce the recent hire of Charles Thompson as Director of Operations for our long-term existing customer, a world leader in convenient foods and beverages.

Our decades-long partnership with this customer has led to numerous expansion opportunities. With what has become four dedicated operations nationwide, the need to support the customer’s overall operations and its sites’ local leadership became apparent. In his new role as Director of Operations, Charles will be responsible for driving efficiencies at all our customer’s sites with an overall goal of producing positive earnings and customer trust by hitting and exceeding KPI targets, which include safety, CPH, labor ratios, and reduced turnover.





TSG's Orlando Facility Earns Perfect Score from AIB International

By Maggie Harvey, Sales & Marketing Support Specialist

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Recently, TSG received a perfect score of 1,000 points and an overall rating of Excellent during our most recent AIB audit conducted for our Orlando facility. This exceeding score represents our commitment to follow our mission, exceed industry expectations, and provide the highest quality service to our clients.
For more information about AIB standards and how they help achieve customer trust, increased food safety, and compliance & accountability, click on the button below.





TSG Leads CSCMP New England Discussion on Building a Lean Culture

By Maggie Harvey, Sales & Marketing Support Specialist

logo-cscmpOn Wednesday, January 20th, The Shippers Group (TSG) joined the Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP) New England Roundtable in leading a discussion on TSG’s practical adoption of Lean Principles and Tools within our company. Our Operational Excellence Team presented how a Lean Culture has been created in a warehousing environment and showcased how Lean continues to impact our bottom-line.


This sold-out discussion was led by Rob Doyle, TSG President; Alex Whiteley, TSG Industrial Engineer & Continuous Improvement Manager; and Susie Bodnar, Independent Lean Supply Chain Consultant, who was brought on as a consultant for TSG to help in building a Lean Culture. Check out a brief overview of the discussion by clicking the button below.





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The Shippers Group is a leading national third-party logistics company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with distribution facilities in Texas, Georgia, California, Illinois, Florida, and Virginia totaling 16 locations and over 6.5 million square feet of space. In addition to warehousing and transportation services, the company provides contract packaging and e-commerce fulfillment to the food, consumer goods and automotive industries. The Shippers Group was founded in 1901 and today employs over 1500 associates nationwide.


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