When you think back over the last three months, doesn’t it just blow your mind? What an incredible journey it’s been. Prior to March, social distancing was unheard of, few had ever experienced a shelter-in-place decree and most would ask, “what is PPE”? Three months later these are engrained in our daily lives. We’re at war with a silent and deadly enemy. Sadly, COVID-19 deaths are approaching almost half a million people worldwide with over 100,000 in the United States alone.
While COVID-19 brought many uncertainties to our world and supply chain, The Shippers Group persevered through our hardest challenge yet and experienced growth throughout all odds. Over the last three months, The Shippers Group has been awarded several new contracts for new and existing customers. We have also launched numerous contracts during this time period – one of which includes the launch of our newest Distribution Center in Orlando, Florida.
"Our ability to manage these high volumes is credited to the fact that we have really zeroed in on a sustainable and robust start-up process," shared Rob Doyle, President. "That allows us to handle multiple facility openings at the same time and our team is always up for the challenge, which is allowing us to open up four new operations between December of last year and July of this year."
In early March, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Shippers Group opened our newest warehouse facility in the state of Florida. When our customer, a world leader in convenient foods and beverages, came to us with a potential synergy, we jumped on the opportunity to grow our relationship and expand our national footprint.
Located just minutes outside of the city, the Distribution Center known as “Sand Lake” services route sales in the Orlando, Florida area. Built in 2020, the building is just over 58,000 square feet and is a dedicated food grade warehouse and retail distribution facility for one of our long-term existing customers.
For four years in a row now, The Shippers Group has been chosen as an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner. G75 partners are chosen based on four benchmarks: Measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement, and industry recognition.
In 2017 we set out to establish a recognition program to showcase our standout performers. What we found is that we are a company with an abundance of Star Players!
Since we began this program, we have received hundreds of nominations, but only 12 per region are selected. I want to personally thank all nominees and our winners in 2019.
Your stand apart leadership, hard work, lead by example, safe work habits and many more attributes brought you to this elite Circle of Excellence.
– Rob Doyle, President
Each month, The Shippers Group chooses one outstanding individual from each region to be selected as our Associate of the Month. These individuals are nominated by their coworkers, who see them go above and beyond every day. In addition to the title, the winners receive: a Certificate and Award Guide, 8 hours of PTO, custom TSG shirt, a banner display, and a luncheon for their location to celebrate the event.
We would like to congratulate all the Associates of the Month for 2019: