Friday, May 29, 2009

Weber Distribution Celebrates its 85-Year Anniversary

SANTA FE SPRINGS, California – May 28, 2009 – Weber Distribution, a
leading third party logistics and supply chain management provider,
celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. This marks the company as
one of the longest operating privately-held third party logistics
providers in the industry today, while continuing to expand its
service offerings with supply chain modeling and network optimization

In 1924 Weber Distribution began its operations as a single warehouse
and trucking company and today it is a full service, complete
logistics provider offering contract logistics, shared facility
warehousing, nationwide LTL and TL services, freight management, and
transloading/cross docking, along with a wide-variety of value-added
services such as pick-pack, packaging, light assembly and full
automation. Weber specializes in working with importers, retailers,
food, beverage and CPG companies, and chemical and paper

“We have longevity and a solid reputation in the markets we service,
which is always a positive for customers, especially in these
challenging economic times,” said Bill Butler, Weber’s president and
CEO. “Many logistics and transportation companies have merged or have
been acquired by other businesses as a result of insufficient funding,
but we have continued to invest in our employees, new technologies and
innovative and value-added services for our customers.”

“The 3PLs who are surviving and even thriving in this economy have an
industry knowledge that allows them to expand their existing solutions
and find new ways to service their customers such as with supply chain
modeling, network optimization and other value added strategies,” said
Butler. “Because of Weber’s staying power in the market, many
manufacturers have recently looked to us for non-traditional services
to save them money and improve cash flow.”

One such customer is California Innovations who recently asked Weber
to assemble its product at Weber’s Fontana, California-based facility.
“We have peace of mind with Weber,” said Carlos Garrido, California
Innovations’ director of operations (logistics & distribution). “They
have been in the business a long time which is indicative of their
ability to adapt and prosper in the 3PL industry. Their 85 years gives
us the confidence that we are partnering with someone who is not a
fly-by-night operation.”

Butler said that Weber has also worked hard to create a stable working
environment for its employees, even in tough times. “This offers a
tremendous advantage to our customers because from warehousing to
customer service to drivers to senior management, we have employees
who have been with Weber for 15, 20, even 30 years.”

As a result, Weber has been doing business with many of its customers
for more than a decade, including VONS/Safeway (20 years), Arkema Inc.
(18 years), ISP (18 years), Capsugel (12 years), Agfa (10 years),
Franklin Industries (10 years), Georgia Pacific Resins (10 years),
Huntsman (10 years), Ocean Spray (15 years), PPG (10 years), Airgas,
Inc. (10 years), Regent Sports (10 years), and various divisions of
Coca-Cola (10 years).

About Weber Distribution
Based in Los Angeles, Weber Distribution has evolved into a nationwide
provider of logistics solutions. Weber’s expertise includes non-asset
freight management, asset-based LTL and TL services, including
temperature-controlled, dedicated and shared warehousing,
distribution, cross-docking/pool distribution, transloading, network
optimization modeling and analysis, retail compliance, order
fulfillment, material handling, supply chain management, real estate
development, and personnel staffing.

Weber specializes in providing its clients with unique logistics
solutions primarily to these vertical markets:
 Import
 Retail
 Food & Beverage
 Consumer Packaged Goods
 Chemical/Specialty Products
 Paper

Weber serves many well-known and respected companies such as Wal-Mart,
Target, Safeway, General Mills, Hershey, Nestlé, Applica Consumer
Products, California Innovations, Scholastic Books, and PPG
Industries. As a result of its on-going innovation, experience and
dedication, Weber has been the recipient of numerous industry awards,
 Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PLs
 Logistics Management's Top 50 3PLs
 The Los Angeles Business Journal's Top 100 Privately-Held
 Food Logistics Magazine’s Top 50 3PLs
 Food Logistics Magazine’s FL100 listing of the top technology
solution and service providers to the food industry.
 Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies’ 100 Great Supply
Chain Partners