So we all survived the weather, right? Some of us luckier than others. Like here in Atlanta, we were just covering plants and there were no salt trucks out on the streets. We see there were many roads shut down in the Northeast but it looks like it wasn’t as bad as predicted.

I. Kroger is building a massive $60 million distribution (replenishing center) center in Ohio, as reported by Cincinnati Business Courier “More than 8.5 million customers shop in our stores every day and our goal is to always have our shelves stocked with the variety and selection our shoppers want,” said Frank Bruni, Kroger’s VP of supply chain and logistics. “The new facility will help our logistics team to improve lead times and drive efficiencies for our stores and ultimately our customers.”

II. The Philadelphia Inquirer Daily News reports The Port of Philadelphia is set to land bigger ships and more cargo in their port and creating a boost to their economy with a $300 million investment from the Wolf administration to expand. The state of Pennsylvania is landlord and owner of 16 piers and terminals on the Delaware River.

By fixing ship berths, purchasing new cranes, updating and relocating warehouses, and the extra cargo-handling space is expected to create 2,000 waterfront jobs, and nearly 7,000 total jobs for truckers, rail workers, suppliers, and port-related businesses. Hopefully the improvements will position Philadelphia to attract shippers that currently go to rival ports in New York and Baltimore.

III. Higher education in your plans? Here’s a solid list from Inbound Logistics on knowledge needed to work in our industry. Want to see if you need a refresher or if you need a new skill altogether to further your career. There are many conferences and educational ways to go. A little Google searching brought up this list for “Top Schools” in logistics.

IV. Will we see you at the OpsSummit? Our partners will be in Pittsburgh for the Operations Summit (#OpsSummit). Please come visit our TPG Partners and Director of Business Development at Booth #516.

Look for this sign on an easel at our booth as a reminder to meet with us and also to attend partners’ in their sessions. We look forward to meeting you!

As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018. 

Bruce Strahan

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