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- Bay News | Bay Logistics
Bay News Home > Info/Support > Bay News > 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 > 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! 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. 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! 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 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. 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. https://www.heavencanwaitmi.org 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 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, 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 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! 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 > 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! 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! 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.
- Pick & Pack | Bay Logistics
Pick & Pack Pick & Pack Successful order fulfillment involves much more than shelves of neatly stacked products. There is an art and a science to pick and pack methods. Robust inventory management practices and the right pick and pack software help Bay Logistics ship orders with maximum speed and accuracy. The Bay Logistics WMS includes an order module function which dramatically enhances pick and pack efficiency, and captures a complete historical account of all transactions. Contact Us With Any Questions Home > Our Services > Pick & Pack >
- Methodology | Bay Logistics
Methodology The professionals at Bay Logistics will tailor a comprehensive supply chain management plan to fit your business model! Preparation: Are you happy in your current situation? Have you ever imagined a better way? Are you finding the time to put the plan on paper? Planning: Our resources are readily available Together we will determine a realistic goal We will take the lead putting together the schedule Financial metrics - where the rubber hits the road Implementation: Let us help you internally "market" the plan We will manage the implementation so you don't have to We will monitor the implementation and report back to you Financials metrics will tell the tale Review / Revise: Periodic assessments are our modus operandi We will act as the other set of impartial eyes to help steer your ship Continuous improvement to stay ahead of the rest Home > Info/Support > Methodology >
- Our Customers | Bay Logistics
Our Customers Bay Logistics is an industry leader in logistics and transportation services. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and solutions to meet their specific needs. Our team of experienced professionals use the latest technologies and strategies to ensure prompt, reliable, and efficient delivery of goods. We understand that each of our customers is unique and we strive to create tailored solutions that are tailored to their individual needs. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality and most reliable services. Whether it's a single shipment or a complex supply chain, we strive to provide our customers with the best possible service. Proudly Serving: Home > Info/Support > Our Customers >
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Home > About > About Bay Logistics Mission Statement Bay Logistics empowers companies to reduce costs and increase profits by strategically re-aligning the components of their supply chains. We plan to capture a larger share of the warehousing and distribution market, and to deliver clean facilities, robust systems, seasoned leadership, and knowledge of the industry to an ever-expanding customer base. Giving back to the communities in which we conduct business is a high priority for our enterprises. Bay Logistics is third generation, family-owned provider of transportation, warehousing, and a myriad of logistics services including inventory management, order fulfillment, yard management, shuttle transport, distribution, quality inspection, repack, and many more. Based in Grand Rapids (Byron Center), Michigan, and affiliated with Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) , Bay Logistics began operations in 1994 at a rented 20,000 square foot space in Canton, Michigan on behalf of General Motors. This requirement soon blossomed into a 269,000 square foot, build-to-suit, rail-served distribution center in Romulus, Michigan! Today, Bay Logistics owns and operates over three million square feet of space spread across a network of fifteen distribution centers and seven auxiliary warehouses in Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, and Mexico. The Bay Management team recognizes no geographical boundaries, and is currently reviewing expansion opportunities in the Southeast and out West! Deeply rooted in the American OEM Automotive Industry, Bay Logistics has evolved into a highly diversified enterprise serving a multitude of industries including automotive, food and grocery, HAZMAT liquid flammable chemical, aeronautic, dairy, plastic resin, nonferrous metal, EV technology, household appliances, corrugated packaging, textbook publishing, newsprint, and several others. Our portfolio of properties features temperature-controlled flammable containment, refrigerated food-grade pallet storage, high cube ambient space with drive-in racking, two active rail sidings, and heavy-duty hoisting areas. Bay Logistics has made the investment in people, equipment, and systems so our clients can focus on research, engineering, manufacturing, business development, expansion and other core competencies. Affiliated firms Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) and Bay/MPS (ISO-certified quality inspection) tremendously augment Bay's ability to deliver comprehensive, total solutions. Outsource your warehousing, transportation and distribution requirements to the professionals at Bay Logistics! Check out our overview video and find out why IT'S BETTER AT BAY!
- Bay Apparel | Bay Logistics
Bay Apparel Bay Logistics Merchandise! Check out our online apparel store for Bay Logistics logo apparel. Home > Info/Support > Bay Apparel >
- Storage Trailer Leasing & Rental | Bay Logistics
Storage Trailer Leasing & Rental Bay Logistics Storage Trailer Leasing & Rental Trailer leasing division Focus Leasing LLC provides clients with same day delivery and pick up services of 48' and 53' well-maintained storage trailers. Contact Us With Any Questions Home > Our Services > Storage Trailer Leasing & Rental >
- Industries Served | Bay Logistics
Industries Served Home > Info/Support > Industries Served > Bay Logistics provides customized services to a wide array of industries: Automotive Renewable Energy Food/Grocery Non–ferrous Metals Retail Wholesale Plastic Resin Newsprint Ink Pigment Manufacturers Heavy Duty Vehicle Production & Replacement Parts Packaging Supplies Pharmaceutical Household Appliance Personal & Record Storage Textile Construction Glass Aerospace Office Furniture Commercial Display Furniture Beverage Adhesive Consumer Electronic HAZMAT Chemical Hotel Agricultural
- Industry Involvement | Bay Logistics
Community & Industry Involvement Giving Back & Paying It Forward Bay Logistics team members believe in assisting our community and promoting our industry. We partner and participate with the following organizations: The West Michigan Transportation Club is made up of members who are united by the common bond and devotion to build closer relationships between people in all modes of transportation and related fields of business. WMTC provides a forum which promotes fellowship and social interaction through various activities throughout the year. Jon Swart, Director of Operations at Bay Logistics, is a current board member. Go to www.wmtclub.com for more information. The Transportation Club of Detroit is a non-profit corporation. Prior to 1984 it was known as the Traffic Club of Detroit. In 1984, the Traffic Club of Detroit and the Motor City Traffic Club of Detroit merged to form the current Transportation Club of Detroit. The purpose for which the TCD was organized is to promote and encourage the highest standards of education and technical competence among the members of the transportation industry. The corporation is financed through gifts, grants, membership dues and any contributions of funds or property. Check out their website at www.transportationclubofdetroit.com . Since 1960, the West Michigan World Trade Association (WMWTA) has been dedicated to maintaining West Michigan’s competitive edge in the global marketplace. It is a non-profit organization which provides networking for trade executives, education on industry specific topics, and mentorship for young or aspiring importers and exporters. Visit their website at www.wmwta.org . The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization on the Lake Michigan lakeshore representing approximately 1,150 businesses and organizations. Chamber members are as diverse as the community itself. They represent businesses of all sizes and industries, and viewpoints from every position on the political spectrum. To become a member visit www.muskegon.org . The mission of Michigan Trucking Association (MTA) is to serve the interests of the trucking industry; enhance the industry’s image, efficiency, productivity and competitiveness; promote highway safety; provide educational programs; and work for a healthy business environment. As a statewide, full-service trade association, Michigan Trucking Association has promoted the interests of Michigan motors carriers since 1934. Please visit their website at: www.mitrucking.org . The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) provides you and your organization with the education, research, connections, and professional growth you need to meet the demands of a constantly changing marketplace. Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. To learn more please visit www.cscmp.org . Warehousing Education and Research Council is the only professional association focused exclusively on distribution and warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. Its mission is to provide leadership in the warehousing/distribution field in its evolving role in the supply chain, to advance the art and science of warehousing management, and to enhance individual development. Additional information can be found at: www.werc.org . Detroit Regional Chamber is the voice for business in the 11-county Southeast Michigan Region, the Chamber’s mission is carried out by creating a business-friendly climate and providing value for members. The Chamber also executes the statewide automotive and mobility cluster association, MICHauto, and hosts the nationally recognized Mackinac Policy Conference. Additionally, the Chamber leads the most comprehensive education and talent strategy in the state. To learn more please visit www.detroitchamber.com . National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Inc. is uniquely positioned as an all-industry trade association, that represents the interests of every segment of the Frozen and Refrigerated Foods industry. To learn more please visit www.nfraweb.org . West Michigan Food Processing Association seeks to connect West Michigan’s Food Processing Industry from “farm to table” by taking a holistic approach to link farmers, food processors, state and local government, and economic development officials with the resources, infrastructure, new markets, and educational institutions that are able to train the current and future workforce. To learn more please visit www.westmichfoodprocessingassn.com . Bay Logistics is proud to be associated with each of these organizations, and we will continue to look for ways to enrich the lives of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities! Home > Info/Support > Industry Involvement >
- Rust Preventative Application | Bay Logistics
Rust Preventative Application Bay Logistics Rust Preventative Application 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 that we have a Rust Preventative service at our Ypsilanti location. With this 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. Automated 100% adjustable Experienced operators High volume capacity 1st and 2nd shift operations Contact Us With Any Questions Home > Our Services > Rust Preventative Application >