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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.