Attendees of the Global Cold Chain Expo were treated to view of the wheels underneath food distribution safety. Hanson Logistics drove the company’s state of the art truck to park squarely in the center display for all to climb aboard.
The Global Cold Chain Expo featured 165 exhibitors, covering over 28,000 square feet. Displayed exhibitors spanned every sector of the cold chain, from logistics to construction to transportation. These booths aimed towards attendees from several divisions of the cold chain, including frozen, refrigerated, and fresh.
Attendees included 250 International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) members, World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Graduate Institute participants, and over 1200 registered participants. The total attendees for all four collocated partners equaled to be more than 14,000.
These numbers provided an astounding jump from past IARW conferences wherein the show housed only 175 warehouse attendees, 730 total participants, 100 exhibitors, and just 12,000 square feet of expo space.
During the Expo, Hanson Logistics hosted GCCA members and expo attendees at their Chicago Consolidation Center in Hobart, Indiana. The tour provided an in-depth look into Hanson’s capabilities and outstanding facilities as a main hub outside of the city, avoiding traffic.
“Everyone that we’ve run across: customers, potential customers, carriers; they love our location. Can’t believe that no one ever located in that northwest Indiana corridor,” notes Andrew Janson, Hanson Logistics President. The strategic location helps service both west and east of the Mississippi River while reducing stress for truckers and excessive fuel consumption when jammed up in congested traffic.
Hanson tours of the Chicago Consolidation Center gave global cold chain partners the venue to connect and network in the constant pursuit of excellence. The Global Cold Chain Expo was a success in highlighting the responsibility of maintaining production and quality standards, and Hanson Logistics looks forward to attending next year’s Expo.
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