Polymer Logistics' Fred Heptinstall Discusses New Georgia-Based Service Center

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Fri. March 31st, 2017 - by Eva Roethler

DUBLIN, GA - Polymer Logistics, a big name in reusable plastic containers (RPCs), is celebrating a major milestone in the company’s growth. On March 30th, the company held a grand opening event for its new $5 million dollar Service Center in Dublin, GA, marking the first in the Southeastern region for the company. In honor of this exciting occasion, I connected with Fred Heptinstall, CEO of North America, for the company.

Fred Heptinstall, CEO North America, Polymer Logistics“Polymer Logistics is the industry innovator and a global leader in retail-ready reusable packaging to all retailers in North America that use RPCs in their fresh supply chain,” Fred tells me. “For example, we pioneered the design and launch of wood grain RPC and display units, which have been recognized for their point of sale ability to increase fresh produce sales. In addition, we provide a full line of RPC solutions that support profitable retail growth across a broad range of categories and channels. The Dublin Service Center enhances our network capability in North America to meet the continued growth of our business.”

The strategically located facility, close to major thoroughfares Interstate 16 and 75, will support the rapidly growing Southeast and Mid-Atlantic customer bases. The Service Center will offer pooling, sanitizing, and redistribution logistics for Polymer Logistics customers. This cutting edge facility incorporates the latest technology in energy conservation, product handling, and high-capacity reusable transport container processing. Additional specs for the facility include:

  • State-of-the-art tunnel washer provides advanced spin-drying and collapsing capabilities, as well as the latest Worker and Food Safety features for customers and employees.
  • High efficiency lighting.
  • Variable frequency drives to manage energy consumption.
  • Variable frequency compressors to conserve energy.
  • Thermal insulation on water and stem pipes to maintain temperature and reduce energy use.

“The Dublin Service Center is the first step of the final phase, providing improved coverage for the produce heavy region in the Southeast, giving us the basic network we need to provide the highest quality service to all of our North American customers,” Fred says. “This is a very exciting phase to be in; in the next few years we anticipate adding more locations to make that supply chain even more robust.”

This facility, which broke ground on July 26, 2016, is the fifth Polymer Logistics service center in the United States; alongside operations in Salinas and Riverside, CA, San Antonio, TX, and Portage, IN. Fred tells me that the company has received glowing support from the local government on this ground-up initiative, and cites that the project is bringing 110 jobs to the local economy.

What else is on the horizon for RPCs and supply chain solutions? Check back with AndNowUKnow to find out.

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