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Ferndale, WA, United States, 2011/10/17 - Crystal Creek Logistics LLC, partners with Richmond Cold Storage to provide frozen fulfillment throughout the East Coast - CrystalCreekLogistics.com.
Crystal Creek Logistics today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Richmond Cold Storage (RCS). This move culminates a lengthy search and dramatically broadens the reach of Crystal Creek throughout the U.S. and Canadian marketplace. “Crystal Creek is dedicated to continually improving services for our customers”, says Michael Bradburn, Vice President of Crystal Creek. “To accommodate our anticipated growth and better meet the needs of our customers today and in the future, we have chosen to expand our services to Richmond Virginia, where we can operate in concert with our 2 other facilities.
“With our ongoing expansion and our desire to effectively reach the U.S. population by the most effective means of shipping direct to consumer, our exhaustive research led us to the facilities and management team at RCS, where the infrastructure was in place as was a location that could effectively provide a ‘to the doorstep’ service to more than 65% of the U.S. population via 2 day ground shipping”. To many of our customers, this translates to a very sizable savings on freight charges over the course of a year”. “We feel that the location is perfect and the climate is such that there will be fewer weather driven shipment delays than some of the other locations we had considered”.
RCS has been in operation for more than 100 years and has 11 locations throughout the eastern seaboard and the south and employs more than 500 people.
The selection of Richmond was based on many factors including geographic customer concentration. Says Bradburn,“We also realized in short order that the team at RCS shared the same degree of professionalism and ethics that Crystal Creek has worked hard to establish since their inception - RCS has modern and well maintained facilities and a workforce that clearly understands the issues surrounding pick and pack/ fulfillment”.
Crystal Creek, as of mid September, shifted a sizable portion of their frozen pick and pack operation to Richmond and as a result, their customers will save significant money in shipping charges in 2012 alone. This also translates to a lower carbon footprint which is always in the back of everyone’s minds.
Crystal Creek (crystalcreeklogistics.com) will continue to operate their Corporate facility in Ferndale Washington along with their other partner facility in Hastings Nebraska, where they can effectively ship to nearly 95% of the U.S. population by 3 day ground, again saving their customers significant money and reducing the all important carbon footprint. Bradburn closes with,“Anything we can do to minimize the freight cost and avoid the more expensive air shipments not only helps the bottom line of our customers, but makes the entire shipping experience a more environmentally sound decision as well”.