Haier America Awards U.S. Distribution Agreement to Kenco
05 February 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, has been awarded the United States distribution contract for Haier America, a division of the multinational Haier Group, the world’s number one appliance brand*.
Under the new agreement, Kenco is implementing turnkey management of Haier’s three main U.S. distribution centers in: Keasbey, N.J.; Savannah, Ga.; and Fontana, Calif. Haier distributes… Read more
kenco promotes jeff burns to president, kenco material handling solutions
18 September 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services and intelligent information technology, announces the executive promotion of Jeff Burns to president, Kenco Material Handling Solutions, LLC (KMHS).
“Jeff has provided insightful strategic leadership for KMHS during the past two years as its vice president,” says Andy Smith, COO. “This promotion is well deserved and assures the continued success of KMHS… Read more
Jim Ethier, Chairman of the Board, Bush Brothers, Elected to Kenco Board of Directors
12 September 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services and intelligent information technology, announces that Jim Ethier has been elected and has agreed to serve on its Board of Directors.
“One of Kenco’s most important strengths is a set of strong core values which our family has adhered to for over 62 years,” said Jane Kennedy Greene, Chairwoman & CEO, Kenco. “As we sought to expand the diversity… Read more
kenco recognized as a top green provider by food logistics
19 July 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the June 2012 issue of Food Logistics as a “Top Green Provider.”
Food Logistics is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain. The Top Green Providers list was created to recognize companies in the food and beverage sector that have embraced sustainability practices… Read more
kenco launches blog: a resource for supply chain executives
17 July 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, has launched a blog for supply chain management executives at www.kencoblog.com.
“We invite the professionals in our industry to visit and engage in substantive dialogue about critical supply chain issues and practices,” says Kenco COO Andy Smith.… Read more
kenco recognized as one of the 100 great supply chain partners
10 July 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, was recognized in the July issue of Supply Chain Brain as one of the magazine’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners.
SupplyChainBrain’s 10th annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners is the result of a six-month on-line poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose… Read more
kenco recognized as a top green supply chain partner by Inbound Logistics
05 July 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, was recognized as one of the Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners and featured in a special “Supply Chain Sustainability” issue of Inbound Logistics (IL) released in June 2012.
The June issue profiled 75 companies in several categories of logistic service providers —3PLs, truckers, ports, forklifts, etc.—that IL editors… Read more
Kenco Customers Collaborate on Best Practices, Industry Trends and Innovation at Summit
19 June 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment services, transportation management solutions and intelligent information technology, hosted partners from around North America for a Customer Summit on June 13th-14th at the Chicago Hilton Suites. The event provided an opportunity for attendees to share ideas, thoughts, perspectives, trends, challenges and solutions in a small, strategic setting.
Dr. J. Paul Dittmann (Ph.D., Executive… Read more
Kenco Expands at Midlink Business Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan
22 May 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, is expanding its existing operations at Midlink West to service a new agreement with a U.S. company that manufactures products for the food industry. Kenco is leasing 100,000 square feet of space adjacent to its current 210,000-square-foot location, which the company has leased since October 2005.
According… Read more
Kenco Lighting Installation to Cut Electricity Use by 70% at Two Chattanooga Warehouse Facilities
23 February 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, comprehensive transportation services and intelligent information technology, has installed high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology at two of its Chattanooga logistics facilities where it expects to cut light-related electricity consumption by 70 percent.
The Compact Modular™ lights, designed and manufactured in the U.S. by Orion Energy Systems, replaced 537… Read more
Kenco COO, Andy Smith, to Speak at SMC3 Conference on Operational Excellence
11 January 2012
Andy Smith, Kenco’s Chief Operating Officer, will present at the SMC3 2012 Jump Start Conference, being held January 16-18, in Atlanta, Ga. He will be a part of a thought provoking panel discussion entitled “Creating a Supply Chain Center of Excellence.”
During this session, Andy will present how Kenco delivers operational excellence and handles talent management through the use of its Kenco Operating System. This system is an enterprise-wide… Read more
Inman Solar Completes Two Solar Roof Installations at Kenco Distribution Centers
29 September 2011
Inman Solar and Kenco announce the completion of two, 200 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Chattanooga, TN. Each of these installations was installed at separate Kenco distribution centers at 350 Corporate Place and 650 Wauhatchie Pike. Combined, these installations will produce enough electricity to power 40 homes per year.
“These installations were built by Inman Solar and are owned and operated by… Read more
Kenco Appoints Sean Coakley Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
12 July 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive appointment of Sean Coakley to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Coakley will set strategic direction for sales and marketing activities for all of the Kenco operating companies.
“Sean’s experience in the industry is a valuable asset to the Kenco team,” said… Read more
Kenco Governance Continues With Next Generation of Founding Families
12 May 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced that Jane Kennedy Greene has purchased controlling interest in the Kenco family of companies, and is now Chairman of the Board and CEO.
“I’ve grown up with Kenco,” Greene said. “and I’m honored to lead this amazing team of dedicated people who—every day—demonstrate the meaning of quality.” Greene… Read more
JDK Real Estate Signs Lease With Chattem, Inc.
26 April 2011
JDK Real Estate, LLC, a member of the Kenco Family of Companies, has signed a lease with Chattem, Inc., the U.S. Consumer Healthcare Division of sanofi-aventis, for 689,450 square feet of warehouse space in Chattanooga, TN. Chattem has taken occupancy of the facility.
JDK was represented in this transaction by Jones Lang LaSalle’s Columbus, Ohio and Memphis, Tennessee offices, while Chattem was represented by JM Zell Partners of Washington,… Read more
Kenco Appoints Deni Albrecht Leader of Sustainability
23 March 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of logistics, transportation, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive promotion of Deni Albrecht to leader of sustainability. His previous title was senior logistics engineer for Kenco Management Services.
According to Gary Mayfield, Kenco CEO, “We selected Deni to be the sustainability champion for the entire Kenco family of companies based on his established leadership… Read more
Kenco Launches Integrated Website
17 March 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of logistics, transportation, real estate services, and material handling equipment, launched a new website that integrates its family of companies under a single brand.
“Since our founding in 1950, Kenco’s growth has been focused on providing more complete services for our customers,” says Gary Mayfield, Kenco CEO. “Now our website reflects not only the true breadth of our services, but also our unified… Read more
Kenco Releases 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report
15 February 2011
The Kenco Family of Companies—a leading provider of logistics, transportation, real estate services, and material handling equipment—released its first Corporate Responsibility Report. The 23-page document summarizes Kenco’s success in key areas including sustainability during 2010.
“At Kenco, sustainability embraces the right of future generations to enjoy a quality of life that is equal to or better than what we cherish today,”… Read more
Kenco Family of Companies 2010 Year in Review
01 February 2011
Kenco, one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has released its 2010 Year End Report for the Kenco Family of Companies, including Kenco Logistic Services (KLS), JDK Real Estate, Kenco Material Handling Solutions (KMHS), and Kenco Transportation Management.
Kenco Logistic Services | KLS
In 2010, the Kenco Family of Companies not only celebrated… Read more
JDK Real Estate Signs Lease Agreement with BlueCross
10 December 2010
JDK Real Estate, LLC, a member of the Kenco Family of Companies, has signed a lease with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) for 81,000 square feet of improved warehouse space in Chattanooga. BlueCross will consolidate its two currently leased warehouse locations into a single JDK Real Estate property that provides cost savings, better functionality and improved capabilities. The 10-year deal represents a 51% decrease in BlueCross’ total… Read more
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Signs Lease With Kenco’s JDK Real Estate, LLC in Chattanooga
26 October 2010
Kenco’s JDK Real Estate, LLC unit has signed a lease with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for 120,000 square feet of expanded and improved warehouse space in Chattanooga.
According to Wilson McGinness, leasing director, JDK Real Estate, “We are delighted that Valeant decided to expand its space with JDK.” Valeant will occupy the entire facility, which provides sufficient capacity for their pharmaceutical distribution requirements.… Read more
Kenco Logistic Services Marks 60th Anniversary
02 August 2010
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, today observed the launch of its business 60 years ago, on August 1, 1950.
“Today’s Kenco is a sophisticated, privately-held company dedicated to ongoing, robust investments in information technology, smart people, and state-of-the art sustainable facilities,” says Andy Smith, president and COO. “We have focused on… Read more