When Tonnie Thompson started working at The Shippers Group in 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal and Gerald Ford became POTUS. Gas was only $.55 per gallon and a dozen eggs cost $.78. That year the Miami Dolphins defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the Superbowl and The Godfather Part 2 was one of the year's most popular movies. During Tonnie's years at The Shippers Group a lot has changed but one thing that has remained consistent is Tonnie's work ethic and dedication to do his best work every day.
The Shippers Group has been selected from among hundreds of companies who submitted credentials as one of the Top 100 3PL Providers. The Top 100 list appears in the July 2019 edition of Inbound Logistics. Criteria for selection includes geographic coverage, markets served, logistics services, warehousing services, transportation services and innovation. About being named to the Top 100 List, Rob Doyle of The Shippers Group said, “We are extremely pleased to be included among the elite 3PL providers in the Supply Chain industry. For over 118 years, our goal has been to provide the highest level of service and value to our customers.”
Associates at The Shippers Group in Gretna, Virginia recently participated in a Town Hall Meeting with Rob Doyle, President of The Shippers Group. Participants represent the Gretna team and are open about issues related to our culture, wages and benefits, training, safety and a variety of other issues.
The Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics has published the Georgia Logistics Market Snapshot. According to Georgia Department of Economic Development, "the report summarizes a variety of key economic trends both nationally and in the state of Georgia. Shippers are feeling the pinch of higher distribution costs resulting from raising rental rates, low vacancy rates, and higher wages. With consumer confidence still up along with personal income, demand for goods is high."
The Shippers Group is committed to improving storage efficiency within our facilities along with productivity enhancements to help mitigate the impact to our customers.
For an insightful and detailed look, click here to read the Georgia Logistics Market Snapshot in full.
Associates at The Shippers Group enjoyed a company-wide celebration in recognition of their hard work based on TSG’s Core Values. Associates work hard and have time and again demonstrated the desire to do their best every day. Their work ethic translates into a culture built upon values derived from a 118 year history of doing everything possible to provide the service that TSG customers expect and deserve.
Every year The Shippers Group celebrates our nation’s independence with company-wide festivities around the 4th of July. This is a traditional event that associates look forward to year after year at The Shippers Group. Each location chooses how they want to celebrate -- many enjoying a cook-out of hamburgers and hot dogs, and some choosing a catered luncheon of their associates’ favorite fare.