Warehouse Operator Burris Logistics to Acquire Trinity Logistics

Burris Logistics and Trinity Logistics have agreed to a merger that will combine a $3 billion refrigerated warehousing and food distribution business based in Milford, Del., with a top-ranked non-asset based freight brokerage firm less than 30 miles away in Seaford, Del. Read More >

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Burris Logistics acquires Trinity Logistics.

Two, long-standing family-run enterprises unite for greater opportunities and to offer customers more end-to-end supply chain solutions.

Milford, Delaware (March 27, 2019) – Burris Logistics, provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, announced today that it has acquired Trinity Logistics.

“We are pleased to welcome the team members, agents, customers and carriers of Trinity Logistics to the Burris family,” shared Donnie Burris, President/CEO of Burris Logistics. “As a $3 billion-dollar organization with 1,700 Team Members, 16 locations throughout the United States and multiple Business Units in the transportation and supply chain industry, Burris Logistics was poised to be the partner that would create more opportunities for the well-established Trinity Logistics. The strong Trinity brand will remain in place, and their successful team will continue to focus on providing high-quality logistics, with the additional resources of our transportation assets and supply chain solutions.”

Trinity Logistics, with headquarters in Seaford, DE, is a leading Third Party Logistics (3PL) Provider, specializing in freight arrangement and supply chain solutions with annual revenues of $550 million. Established in 1979 by the Banning family, Trinity Logistics has over 275 Team Members in five regional service center locations, 100 agent offices throughout North America and a network of more than 40,000 carriers arranging over 350,000 shipments each year. Known for a people-centric approach to logistics services, Team Trinity is celebrating 40 years of building relationships by offering creative logistics solutions.

“The path to today’s announcement began with a conversation between two CEOs and good friends,” shared Jeff Banning, President/CEO of Trinity Logistics, referencing early dialogs between himself and Donnie Burris. “We talked about mutual goals, strengths, challenges, and our desire to be good stewards of family-focused, family-run companies. As we discussed our future and common visions, it became clear that we could become a stronger, more competitive organization by joining forces.”

The acquisition of Trinity Logistics will be completed sometime in April through a process that will be seamless for team members, customers, carriers and the large network of agents for both organizations. “All aspects of the Trinity community will find that familiar team members and procedures will remain in place,” outlined Billy Banning, President of Trinity Logistics. “Burris is an asset-based 3PL, offering everyone greater credibility and flexibility in closing new prospects. We are excited to have found the right partner in Burris. While our corporate offices are only 23 miles apart, there is no distance between our core values, servant leadership and guiding principles.” please visit trinitylogistics.com

About Burris Logistics

Established in 1925, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Maine to Florida and as far west as Oklahoma. This fifth-generation, family- owned enterprise provides leading-edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions, coast to coast, through four distinct Business Units: Burris Custom 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 our trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com

About Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics is a leading 3PL (third-party logistics) company specializing in freight arrangement and supply chain solutions. With 40 years of experience and a relationship-driven team, Trinity is the 3PL partner to rely on. Based in Seaford, DE, Trinity has Regional Service Centers and Agent Offices throughout the United States serving customers, large and small. For more information on how Team Trinity delivers Creative Logistics Solutions please visit www.trinitylogistics.com

In the weeks ahead, both organizations will benefit from increased buying power, scale and advancements in supply chain technology. “Both providers have dedicated technology teams which will allow us to grow technology platforms to attract new customers, carriers and agents,” explained Nick Falk, President of Burris Freight.  “It is our intent that the Burris Freight Management brand will be replaced with Trinity Logistics as the transportation business unit of Burris. When you consider the resulting combination of experienced teams, technology, networks and the ability to offer end-to-end supply chain solutions, without a doubt Trinity Logistics and Burris Logistics will be stronger together.”

The companies expect the transaction to close sometime in April, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

For further updates regarding the acquisition process as well as resulting opportunities for team members, carriers, agents and other partners, visit

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.”