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>   Founded in 1933 at the end of the prohibition era, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) now serves as the sole distributor for distilled spirits in the state, serving more than 260 liquor stores. Their main facility is located in Portland, Oregon, with 42 full time employees covering two shifts. The Portland operation has expanded three times. First in 1977, again in 2007, and the most recent expansion coming in 2016. This newest venture was their most ambitious yet, as they set their...
Case Studies
  Founded in 1960, SalSon Logistics is a leading third-party logistics company, providing supply chain management solutions for a wide range of companies. Since its inception, SalSon has grown into a multimillion dollar company with locations throughout the eastern United States.   With over 1,000 employees and one million square feet of warehousing space, the 3PL provides an array of services and capabilities, from import and export services to transportation and trucking to warehousing and dis...
A family dairy farm had already made the leap into the juice and beverage industry. In 2004, Hytrol and its integration partner helped them transition into the role of a major distributor for beverages across the United States.   Founded in 1939, Arcadia Farms began as a first generation dairy business located in Arden, North Carolina. Since then, they’ve grown into a major brand which provides a wide variety of non-carbonated juices, drinks, and teas to companies across the country. Their 200,0...
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter, and love. In 2015, they sought to enhance their own facility and found a working relationship with Hytrol and integration partner Cisco-Eagle, Inc. began in 1996 with two guys, a stack of avalanche beacons, and a garage in Park City, Utah. Since then, they’ve grown into a major brand with 5 offices across the globe. Their Christiansburg, Virginia location is home to Backcountry’s second distribution center, which serves the Eastern United States. As a premiere online retailer of outdoor goods, Backcountry is focused on delivering an optimal experience for consumers through efficient order fulfillment and expedited delivery. 
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is a nationally recognized wine and spirits distributor known for its commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service, as well as its state-of-the-art distribution capabilities. Founded in 1968, Southern Wine & Spirits operates in 35 states and is the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor. The facility in Wilsonville distributes wine and non-alcoholic beverages to wholesalers within the state of Oregon with an accuracy rate of ...
LD Products is a multifaceted printing and office supply company focused on exceptional customer service and the highest quality product offering. Located in Long Beach, California, their 110,000 square foot LEED-certified headquarters houses an array of inventory such as ink, toner, and other office products. LD Products is a company centered on accurate order fulfillment, cutting-edge print offerings, and unmatched customer support.
The Evolution of Dick’s Sporting Goods   Dick’s Sporting Goods has come a long way from its founding in 1948 by Dick Stack as a bait and tackle outpost in upstate Binghamton, NY, as recently reported Retail Dive. There are now some 600 Dick’s  stores nationwide, and counting. From the perspective of retail, it has actually come quite a ways in recent years and months, too, thanks to a concerted all-channels effort and a close watch on merchandising. 
After comparing its warehousing operations to industry best practices, Roche Diagnostics Operations (RDO) revealed opportunities to improve processes by standardizing across all warehouses and implementing a more automated material handling system. Hytrol Conveyor Company and Bastian Solutions helped Roche increase pack rates, reduce operating costs, and gain better visibility of carton-level details.
Monoprice is an e-commerce leader specializing in high-quality cables, components, and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, the company has built a reputation by its customers' word-of-mouth.