Introducing Our New Canada Warehouses
By Jenny Hyman
Throughout the beginning of this year, the Rice Department has been searching for two new Canadian warehouses. In May, I made a trip up to Toronto and Montreal to visit the warehouses we had been in contact with to determine which would be the best fit. While there were some strong candidates, two out shown the others.
our new Toronto warehouse is Keele Logistics. Located a stones throw from the rail ramp in Toronto, the warehouse is one of the cleanest I’ve ever seen. James Appelbe, president of Keele, was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of his warehouse. Keele specializes in smaller companies, which is perfect for our Toronto business. They have excellent certifications as well!
Our new Montreal warehouse is Transplus. They are partners with our Vancouver and Calgary warehouses, both of whom have excellent customer service. Transplus has a fully automated inventory system and one of the best inbound containers SOPs I’ve come across. Gerard Levesque was not only attentive throughout the entire site, he also set up a session on how to use their website. As with Keele, they have excellent certifications.
We will start moving inventory into both of our new warehouses as soon as we deplete the existing inventory in our current warehouses. We’re excited to begin with both Keele and Transplus.