Honor Foods Announces New Warehouse
Philadelphia, PA (September 28, 2018) — Burris Logistics, a privately-held warehouse and transportation company headquartered in Milford, DE, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the city of Philadelphia to purchase a 28-acre site located on Tacony Street in the city’s Bridesburg neighborhood. Burris intends to relocate its Foodservice Redistribution business (Honor Foods) from its current location in North Philadelphia to the new Bridesburg location.
The new warehouse and office will provide Honor Foods with the capacity it requires to broaden its product portfolio in order to better serve its nearly 800 customers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. The $50M investment will enable Honor Foods to significantly increase its revenue and will create over 100 new jobs through its first ten years at the new location.
Donnie Burris, CEO of Burris Logistics said “Because of the service provided by our incredible team members, Honor Foods has truly been busting at the seams. This new facility will triple our capacity and will better enable us to serve both our customers and our vendor partners.”
Walt Tullis, President of Honor Foods, said “We are thrilled to be able to take this 70-year-old company to another level while importantly, being able to retain our Philadelphia roots, customers, and team members.”A 2020 opening is anticipated.
About Burris Logistics
Established in 1925, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Florida to Massachusetts. This fifth-generation, family owned enterprise provides leading-edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions coast to coast through four distinct operating divisions: Burris Custom Retail Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing), Burris Freight Management and Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry food service products). For more information about their trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com and www.burrisfreight.com
As featured in Movin’ Out, July 2018
Burris Freight Management Helping Fuel The Growth Of Carriers, Customers And The Burris Brand
The countdown to a new century is underway — in a little more than 6 years, Burris Logistics will be celebrating 100 years of custom supply chain management. While many peer organizations have come and gone over these same decades, Burris continues to thrive thanks to strong core values, a commitment to be the best and a consistent evolution of diverse but united business lines — among these, Burris Freight Management. A non-asset-based provider of transportation services, Burris Freight Management, is continually expanding capacity to meet the needs of customers. “Burris Freight Management now has six regional freight management hubs, as well as a growing number of lanes, customers, and community of carriers,” comments Nick Falk, President of Burris Freight Manage-ment. “Through a network of independent carriers, we support more than $100 million in brokered freight services as a business line for our parent brand, Burris Logistics.” Also, differentiating Burris from most brokerages is an operations center staffed 24/7 to monitor shipments, assist carriers and support our customers. Additional services offered are both dry and temperature-controlled truckload, container and intermodal solutions as well as temperature-controlled LTL. Burris places equal emphasis on commitment to carrier and customer, alike. Through a unique and timely payment processing system, carriers are compensated weekly — supporting necessary cash flow and ensuring carrier satisfaction. “Happy carriers mean happy customers,” shares Anthony Megale, Vice President, Transportation Business Development for Burris Logistics. “Burris is unique in our weekly payment system and strong oversight in the support of carriers at pick-up/destination. By pairing consistent carriers with consistent lanes and seeing that drivers can get in or get out quickly, we support the needs and priorities of this growing alliance… and most importantly… we meet the needs of our common customers.”
“We’ve helped carriers grow from two trucks to twelve in a matter of months,” continues Anthony. “Carriers tell us, every day, that Burris Freight Management is a preferred vendor — and we’re proud of our growing reputation. A respected name in the logistics industry for nearly a century, we fully understand the needs of our carrier allies and we do ‘whatever it takes’ to ensure a smooth operation and relationship.” From prompt payment processing to a web-based portal for load requests and acceptance, Burris takes every step to make freight management easy and efficient — because when carriers are part of the solution, every challenge can be overcome. “We are always welcoming new customers and new carriers,” concludes Anthony. “If you are interested in getting a quote, joining our growing carrier network or learning how Burris Freight Management can manage your shipping challenge, visit burrisfrieight.com today.” Most recently, Burris Freight Management added 10,000 more carriers to their network through the acquisition of Iowa-based, Streamline Logistics. With the addition of this network, Burris Freight will be able to offer existing and potential customers more options in transportation solutions. “We are pleased to welcome the employees and customers of Streamline Logistics to the Burris family,” continues Nick. “Like Burris, Streamline strives to be the best. As a result of common philosophies, we expect a seamless transition and look forward to achieving new scale and expanded market reach while maintaining a culture of good communication, individual attention and strong carrier/customer relations.” “While Burris is celebrating nearly 100 years of growth and being one of the largest cold chain providers in the United States, we are, at our heart, a small business. We know what it is like and want to make sure we treat all customers and carriers as though they are the most important thing to us because we have been and still feel like we are there!” concludes Nick. “At Burris Freight Management it’s all about the Customer and Carrier. Our team learns about your company, your needs and your unique requirements. We are focused on providing end-to-end supply chain solutions for every partner in order to make sure you can grow your business. We want to align your goals and help you achieve them; by doing this, we end up with better service, better partners and a growing business for both your business and Burris.”