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Warehouse Expertise

Our warehouse expertise includes public, dedicated, plant facilities and RDCs, serving these product categories:

Food commodities

  • Chemicals and hazardous materials
  • General commodities (paper, plastics, etc.)
  • Parts distribution and inbound logistics

Food Warehousing
Processed food commodities include edible oils, butter, cheese, cedars, fruit juices, sauces and all types of flours. Specialty Warehouse, Ltd. takes great care in handling food commodities, storing all food commodities in dry conditions, storing wet and dry foods separately, cross-ventilating and proper maintenance.

All food items are stored and handled in strict accordance with state, local and federal regulations.

Chemical Warehousing
Specialty specializes in storage and handling of packaged chemicals, including Red Label. Our commitment to safe and compliant distribution ensures that we pursue our customers’ Responsible Care® initiatives. We are an industry leader in keeping our customers in total compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.

General Merchandise Warehousing
Specialty can warehouse products for many types of industry including Consumer, Pharmaceutical/Healthcare, Cosmetic, Food, Electronics, Retail, Industrial and Automotive. We manage overflow storage for nearby manufacturing plants as well as direct distribution to their customers.

What We Offer:

  • Public warehousing for the flexibility you need
  • Contract and dedicated facilities to implement change and reduce costs
  • Integrated logistics services to improve customer service and increase turns
  • Customized solutions with no capital investment
  • State-of-the-art technology, systems integration, and performance monitoring to enable real continuous improvement processes

Contract Warehousing
Specialty’s unique approach to setting up a contract warehouse gives the customer the flexibility it needs to ensure that cost-effective warehouse operations are established to meet customer requirements.

U.S. Customs Bonded Warehousing
Companies requiring this service can expect that their products are stored in a designated area that meets strict U.S. Customs requirements. Current bonded space is approved at 10,000 square feet.

Cross Docking/Just-In-Time Shipping
We handle time-sensitive material transfer from inbound receipt through domestic delivery to high profile consignees.

Reverse Logistics
Specialty can offer the return of goods from their typical destination, for purposes of recovering value in those goods or arranging for proper disposal or disposition.

Transportation, documentation, and freight handling procedures are in place to service your international shipping requirements.
Customized Inventory Control

Options include, but are not limited to: LIFO, FIFO, Lot Control, Product Substitution, Serial Number Tracking and Back Order Requests.

Compliance Labeling
We provide pre-formatted, as well as customized labels to comply with consignee requirements.

Specialty owns all types of specialized equipment to facilitate handling of all
types of freight, from slip-sheets and box clamps to paper roll clamps and drum clamps.
Basic Warehousing Services:

  • Radio Frequency
  • Bar Coding
  • E.D.I.
  • Food Grade Storage
  • Controlled Temperature Storage
  • Product Rotation
  • Lot Control
  • Product Hold/Recall
  • Returned Goods Processing
  • Recoup

And we offer these value-added services:

  • Full-service packaging (filling, labeling, shrink-wrap, blister pack)
  • Subassembly, product inspection
  • Bar Coding
  • Pick and Pack
  • Crossdocking
  • Returns Management
  • Nationwide network of warehouse facilities
  • Internet data exchange and EDI
  • Light assembly
  • Rail service (where available)
  • New construction and project management

Full Service Warehouse and Distribution:

  • Order Fulfillment
  • High Clearance Warehouses
  • Food Grade Standards
  • Rack and Floor space
  • Excellent Locations adjacent to I-5
  • Truck and Rail Access On-site
  • 24 Truck Doors
  • 5 Rail Doors
  • Truckload and Partial Load (LTL) Service
  • Container Stuffing/Unstuffing
  • Packaging
  • Re-Work and Re-Consignment Facility
  • 24-hour Service Capabilities
  • Professional and Experienced Managers and Warehousemen
  • Office and Showroom Space

Custom Packaging

  • Heat Shrink
  • Ink Jet Printing
  • Labeling
  • Display Assembly
  • Each Picking
  • Import/Export
  • Advance Shipment Notification
  • Custom Software
  • Physical Inventory
  • Inventory/Activity Reporting

Our Customer Profile Includes:

  • National Glass Bottle Manufacturer
  • National Cabinet Manufacturer
  • Premium Pet Food Producer
  • Grocery Warehousing and Distribution
  • National Book Binder Company
  • Home Building Materials
  • National Can Manufacturer