Kenco Takes Over Management of 1.6 MSF Whirlpool Facility in Columbus
- Aug 25, 2008
Kenco Logistic Services L.L.C. has obtained management rights to a Whirlpool distribution center in Ohio. Kenco will assume control over the 1.6 million-square-foot Whirlpool Distribution Center in Columbus, Ohio, upon its opening in October. Kenco will also manage the firm’s existing facility, located within a mile of the new site, and oversee the transition between the facilities. This agreement continues the relationship that Kenco and Whirlpool have had since 1979, when Kenco first began providing the firm with its logistics services. Kenco presently manages over 5 million square feet of Whirlpool facilities. Kenco expects that it will maintain the current employment level of 180 full-time workers and 60 temporary workers in the operation of the state-of-the-art facility. Kenco will rely on the existing employees to help ease the transition as it assumes management of the site. Greg Boring, Kenco’s director of operations noted in a release, “(The workers’) skill, dedication and understanding of Whirlpool’s operational needs will allow a seamless transition from the previous management company to Kenco Logistic Services.” Kenco is one of the leading firms in the third-party logistics industry. The firm currently manages approximately 90 facilities totaling over 23 million square feet nationwide. Kenco provides logistics services for a variety of Fortune 100 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb, among others. Kenco Logistic Services is part of the Kenco family of companies, which includes transportation and real estate services.