NORTHBROOK, IL – M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resins, today announced that it has committed its northern Illinois warehousing needs to a new joint venture between G&D Hoffman Transportation and Major Prime Plastics to form a Gold Standard Distribution Center in Coal City, Illinois. The joint venture will feature a 400,000-square-foot building, paved access for nearly 700 rail cars, and a fleet of bulk trucks. Services will include warehousing, bulk transfer and packaging. The joint venture will give M. Holland access to direct rail service from three class one rail providers, UP, BNSF and CN, for service to domestic and international markets.
Major Prime Plastics and G&D Hoffman Transportation have been logistics providers to M. Holland for more than three decades.
Coal City is located approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago in proximity to some of the largest intermodal yards in the world, providing efficient access to all major U.S. ports for import and export opportunities. M. Holland expects a significant improvement in rail transit times when the new facility is operational in January of 2018.
“We are very excited to be a part of this important venture,” commented Pete Nutley, M. Holland’s Vice-President of Operations. “We have been working to develop long-term, strategic relationships with third-party logistics partners for several years. This is the finalization of our national warehousing strategy. M. Holland is proud to have 15 Gold Standard Distribution Centers across the U.S.”
“We are truly looking forward to joining forces with M. Holland. They have been a great partner,” stated Brandon Kearns, Vice-President of Major Prime Plastics. “The one-stop shop facility will drive growth through the alignment of supply with all transportation modes, logistics and speed to market.”
“This venture has the potential to develop into a major hub for U.S. inventories,” said Jordan Hoffman, Vice-President of G&D Hoffman Transportation. “G&D Trucking, Inc. has had the honor and pleasure of being a service provider of bulk transportation, trans-loading, and warehousing for the M. Holland Company for the past 30 years. M. Holland has been a vital and extremely valuable key to our growth and success throughout those years. We look forward to the continued partnership.”
About M. Holland:
For more than 66 years, M. Holland has been the leading family-owned distributor of the highest quality application-specific plastic resins, with commercial and logistical reach throughout the Americas and beyond. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, the company sells over 1.4 billion pounds of resin annually sourced from the premier resin producers in the world to more than 4,000 customers. To learn more visit: www.mholland.com