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2023 Donald J. Finney Memorial Award

Congratulations to Lauren Gradisher for her selection as the winner of the 2023 Donald J. Finney Memorial Trophy! In addition to a commemorative Bay Logistics embroidered winter jacket, Lauren receives possession of the Trophy with her name plate on it for one year. 

 

Lauren is an Administrative Assistant at the Bay Logistics Coopersville Refrigerated DC who consistently demonstrates the willingness to do whatever it takes to keep our customers happy!

 

Presenting the Trophy to Lauren in the lobby of the Bay Logistics Coopersville DC are COO Kurt Cuncannan, and VP of Operations Jon Swart.

 

Don Finney was a ten-year employee of Bay Logistics when he passed away suddenly in January of 2020. Don had spent the first 35 years of his career in Materials Management, first at A&P and then at General Motors Powertrain in Livonia and Romulus, Michigan. Don’s colossal work ethic, his vast knowledge of automotive materials and containers, and his captivating personality are badly missed!

 

The Donald J. Finney Memorial Trophy award was instituted in 2021 to perpetually honor Don, and to annually recognize the Bay Logistics employee who most exemplifies our battle cry

“It’s Better at Bay!”

Lauren Gradisher Trophy Winner
Lauren Gradisher getting her company jacket

Investing In The Future Of La Porte & Michigan City!

Bay Logistics and MTS are investing in the Future of La Porte and Michigan City! The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) and the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) continue to partner in a joint economic development Program of Action. Over the past three years, both organizations have been working on economic development initiatives including new business attraction, existing business retention and expansion, and research and marketing. This unique partnership is successfully helping to position both communities as locations of choice for new business investment and existing business growth. Bay Logistics and MTS fully support this ongoing Northern Indiana Renaissance!

Learn more:

https://laportepartnership.com

https://edcmc.com

https://www.mtstrans.com

Investing In Michigan City

Bay Logistics Expands!

Bay Logistics, in partnership with affiliated firm Martin Transportation Systems (MTS), has expanded operations with the acquisition of a 190,000 square-foot facility on 15 paved acres at 923 West US 20.

 

The third-generation family-owned transportation, logistics and warehousing provider recently purchased the land and building to provide a central location for both the trucking and warehousing sides of its businesses.

 

Learn more >

Michigan City Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Customs Bonded Warehouse Space

Bay Logistics now offers customs bonded warehouse space in Hamtramck, MI.

  • 35,000 Square Feet of Customs Bonded Warehouse Space

  • 6 miles from the Port of Detroit

  • Rail Served by CONRAIL

  • Three Shifts of Around the Clock Operation

  • Fully Secured Facility Safe for All Products

Call Garrett Noechel at (313) 920-1630 today for more info!

Bay Logistics Customs Bonded Warehouse Space

New Service!

At Bay Logistics, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with innovative logistics solutions that are tailored to their unique needs. That's why we're excited to announce our new Rust Preventative service at our Ypsilanti location. With this new service, we're able to accommodate a wide range of metal parts and products, from engine components to nuts and bolts. Our rust preventative coating ensures that your parts stay in pristine condition throughout the production process.

Rust Preventative
Rust Preventative
Rust Preventative

Celebrating Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The team at Bay Logistics is excited to announce the success of our 3rd Annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week held at the Flint Bay Rack Yard. We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of our truck drivers and wanted to show our appreciation by offering quick breakfast goodies. Our team also hosted two days of a cookout where everyone enjoyed some hotdogs, chips, cold salads, and cold drinks. Everyone had a great time!

2023 Bay Driver Appreciation

Boy Scouts Of America

At Bay Logistics, we're more than just a logistics company. We believe in giving back to our community and supporting organizations that make a positive impact. That's why we're proud to have partnered with the Boy Scouts of America as they work to provide valuable life skills to young people. Donating space and material handling services to the Boy Scouts at our Flint food grade distribution center was the least we could do to show our support.

Learn more: https://www.scouting.org

Boy Scouts of America

Customer Appreciation Night

At Bay Logistics, we understand the importance of going the extra mile for our customers. For over 10 years, we have had the pleasure of working with Xin Point, utilizing our Hamtramck Operations. To show our appreciation, we arranged a customer appreciation night - departing from Keenan Marina and making our way to Cabana Blue for dinner and festivities near Algonac, Michigan. After a wonderful evening, the night ended with a night cap back at the marina.

Xin Point

Heaven Can Wait

Bay Logistics is a proud sponsor of Heaven Can Wait, a charitable organization based in Norton Shores, Michigan and dedicated to rescuing, re-homing and providing spay and neuter options for cats and kittens. 

Heaven Can Wait Logo
Heaven Can Wait Image

Protected Trailer Parking Downtown Phoenix!

  • Adjacent to the Bay Logistics food grade temperature-controlled facility

  • North gate on E. Buckeye, East gate off of the service drive

  • Fenced & secured

  • 24/7 access

291 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Phil Carlson for more info: (480) 980-0766

Protected Trailer Parking Downtown Phoenix
Protected Trailer Parking Fence Downtown Phoenix
Protected Trailer Parking Downtown Phoenix Skyline
Picture of Entire Parking Lot

New Coopersville, MI Refrigerated Distribution Center Dazzled The Crowd & Elicited Rave Reviews! 

Steve Leahy of Conagra Foods had nothing but good things to say about the Bay Logistics Coopersville Building Grand Opening Event! He praised the convenient location of the building - 275 68th Avenue North, Coopersville, MI 49404 - and the friendly staff. He said the event was well-organized and everyone had a great time. Steve was highly impressed with the level of professionalism and hospitality shown by the Bay Logistics team. He believes that the new building will be a great asset to the Coopersville community.

https://www.conagrabrands.com

New Coopersville Building Commendation Message

New Coopersville, MI Refrigerated Distribution Center Grand Opening Event! 

At Bay Logistics, we strive to provide our customers with top-notch logistics services and state-of-the-art technology. Our new distribution center in Coopersville, MI is no exception. We are now able to provide our customers with even more efficient and cost-effective services. Thank you again for joining us in the celebration!

Contact Bay Logistics today for all your Logistic needs!

(616) 432-5499

New Bay Logistics Coopersville, MI Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Bay Logistics Customers and Employees eating at New Building Grand Opening Event
Inside New Bay Logistics Coopersville, MI Refrigerated Distribution Center
Outside New Bay Logistics Coopersville, MI Refrigerated Distribution Center

The Easter Bunny Visited Bay!

Employees and their families, came to say “hi,” give a high five, or hug the Easter Bunny who showed up to do an egg hunt with the kiddos in Spring Lake. The Easter bunny not only left some eggs, but also had some bubbles, chalk, and sand toys to hand out. 

 

Staff and families enjoyed the sunshine, some amazing grilled food, face painting and an egg hunt. Since our facility is open 24/7 365 days a year this was a great way to say thanks to all of our employees who work at our Spring Lake location!

Bay Logistics Easter Event 2023

New Warehouse & Distribution Center In Michigan City, Indiana!

At Bay Logistics, we take pride in providing the highest quality of logistics services. We specialize in transportation, warehousing, and distribution. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing the best service and support in the industry.

 

Recently, we've expanded our operations with the purchase of a new Warehouse and Distribution Center in Michigan City, Indiana. This new facility offers 189,902 total square feet, 4 interior dock doors, and 8 OH drive-thru doors. We are excited to provide our customers with the best logistics solutions in the industry.

Read more about the warehouse >

Bay Logistics Michigan City, Indiana Warehouse and Distribution Center
Bay Logistics Michigan City, Indiana Warehouse and Distribution Center

Construction Has Started On The New Refrigerated Food Grade Cooler In Coopersville, MI

With an expected completion date of July 2023, Bay expects this operation to generate many good-paying jobs. This temperature-controlled facility will protect client's perishables, both raw materials and finished goods. It will give them the peace of mind to focus their resources on sales, production, engineering, and system improvements.

Coopersville was chosen for this Distribution Center because it is strategically located halfway between the Lakeshore and the GR Metro Area. Bay can optimally service both markets from this central location.

Bay is bringing to Coopersville, Michigan their version of a shining city on a hill. A place where future generations can work, grow, and thrive while building their families and futures together!

GIVE US A CALL (616) 432-5499

We will provide you with specifications and an update on the construction of our new 210,000 square foot temperature-controlled Distribution Center in Coopersville, MI!

Coopersville Distribution Center Steel Install
Refrigerated Food Grade Distribution Center in Coopersville, Michigan
Bay Logistics Refrigerated Food Grade Distribution Center in Coopersville, Michigan

Donald J. Finney Memorial Award

The Bay Logistics Executive Team is pleased to announce that Jillian Ladach is the 2022 winner of the Donald J. Finney Memorial Trophy! This award is given each year to the Bay employee who consistently exceeds our customer’s wildest expectations, and demonstrates on a daily basis that it is truly Better at Bay!

Jill began her career at Bay Logistics as a Customer Service Assistant at our Wayne Operations in 2018, and is currently a key Supervisor at our Hamtramck Operations. Today we recognize and celebrate Jill’s positive attitude, bright smile, impeccable work ethic and excellent rapport with a major Bay Logistics account!

Jill will receive the traditional limited edition Bay Jacket, and a new name plate engraving will be added to the trophy.

A new feature of this coveted award, which we are instituting this year, is that Jill will have 100% complete possession of the trophy for the next twelve months to display as her heart

desires!

Congratulations Jill! Thanks for everything you do for Bay Logistics!

Bay Logistics Donald J. Finney Memorial Award Winner

Celebrating Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Bay Logistics celebrated the hard-working truck drivers by making them breakfast and lunch for Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Bay also sent them away with gift bags full of goodies. This a small way to show our gratitude for the hard work and dedication it takes to keep the supply chain moving. Thank you truckers!

Bay Logistics Truck Driver Appreciation Week

New Cold Distribution Center

Bay Logistics is building a new Cold Distribution Center in Coopersville, Michigan. This location is 201,250 square feet, has a food grade cooler, 35 foot clear height, ESFR fire suppression, 150,000 square feet expansion space, fully racked, over 30,000 pallet positions, and 30 truck docks.

Cold Distribution Center In Coopersville, MI

Welcome Cindy Gabel!

Please welcome Cindy Gabel to the Bay Logistics team! She is the new Spring Lake Distribution Center Manager where Bay distributes Coca Cola and Fairlife products. Cindy recently worked as a Supply Chain Project Manager at Our Daily Bread Ministries. Her strong background encompasses managing a team of project managers, support roles, purchasers, inventory managers, production, fulfillment and warehouse teams. Welcome aboard Cindy!

Cindy Gabel

Bay Logistics Is Expanding!

Bay Logistics is a third–generation supplier of transportation, warehousing, order fulfillment, quality inspection and other logistics services. Corporate Offices are in Byron Center. Grand Rapids is in their backyard, West Michigan is their neighborhood, and North America is their marketplace.

Bay is a passionate company, deeply rooted in the Detroit automotive industry. Today they are a bustling, diversified company. Their Food Safety Initiative has paid big dividends – food and grocery industry revenues have exploded in the last few years. With that being said, Bay is expanding!

Cold Storage Central Logistics Center in Phoenix, Arizona

Bay will be expanding its operations by opening up a cold storage central logistics center in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first time Bay has been in the Phoenix marketplace and is excited for this opportunity to gain new business as well as meet new customers.

Bay Logistics West in Phoenix, Arizona
Facility in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is the fastest growing major metropolitan area in the US. Now that Bay has “boots on the ground” and relationships built, they plan to expand even more in the southwest area of Phoenix.

Donald J. Finney Memorial Award

Don Finney was with Bay Logistics for 10 years after working 32 years with General Motors. Don was well respected by everybody, and an automotive expert in containers, dunnage, material handling, JIT and sequencing. Don passed away suddenly in January of 2020.

 

In honor of Don, Bay will be handing out the Donald J. Finney Memorial Award to one lucky and well–deserving candidate each year who demonstrates exemplary behavior. Somone who goes above and beyond.

Each year at the Annual Bay Logistics Summit the Bay Executive Team will select a winner for this award. The inaugural winner of the first award is Shawn Gaglio who runs the GM CC&A dedicated outdoor rack yard on Dort Highway in Flint, MI. Shawn received a Bay Jacket and award. Help us congratulate Shawn!​

Donald J. Finney Memorial Award
Shawn Gaglio

Facts About Shawn:

  • Hired and developed a “rock star” staff of Bay employees

  • Cleaned up the inventory at the rack yard from 26 pages to 12 pages by creating disposition of obsolete parts and part numbers

  • Formed an excellent relationship with our client GM CC&A

  • Changed the atmosphere of the outdoor rack yard to friendly customer service

  • Worked with Bay 4 years, 1 year as a supervisor and 3 as a manager

Bay & MTS Partner With Gleaners

Bay Logistics and Martin Transportation Systems recently joined forces to plan and execute the relocation of Gleaners Community Food Bank into their newest distribution center! The Ownership and Management Teams of Bay / MTS were thrilled at the opportunity to give back and to support such a worthy organization.

 

Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties and provides food to more than 500 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies throughout southeast Michigan. Each year, Gleaners distributes more than 45 million pounds of food to neighbors in need! This results in an average of 100,000 meals distributed each day to families in need across our region. Gleaners also provides nourishing food and nutrition education to more than 200,000 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 92 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs.

Gleaners
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