Jim DurfeeAfter a 9-year hiatus in manufacturing Logistics, Jim Durfee has re-joined Riverside Logistics as Vice President Business Transformation. In his new role, Jim will be instrumental in providing strategic planning guidance and infrastructure improvements that will allow Riverside to meet its long term growth projections.

Mr. Durfee has over 33 years of direct logistics experience in Retail, Manufacturing, 3PL and Carrier environments. He has held numerous positions responsible for managing the logistics operations and spend for these organizations. Most recently he was Director of Global Supply Chain Operations for MeadWestvaco Corporation, in Richmond, VA. Here he managed a centralized operation that controlled over $400 Million in transportation spend spanning 5 continents.

Jim has worked with numerous Transportation Management Software and has managed both in-sourced and out-sourced logistics groups. He is a licensed US Customs Broker, a TIA Certified Transportation Broker, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Licensed ICC Practitioner and a AST&L Certified Member (now APICS). He holds a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State and an MBA from Loyola University.



by James F Durfee, Vice President Business Transformation

Paper companies are typically in business to make paper, lots of paper! They then usually need a place, a big place, to store this paper before it is consumed. Logistics can sometimes become somewhat of an after- thought to the manufacturing process. When a major Paper Company in the Richmond area needed a rail-served location in Central Virginia to handle overflow Roll Stock, Riverside Logistics was there to help. With 100,000 square feet of warehouse space, served by the CSX railroad, and a staff trained and equipped to handle paper roll stock, Riverside flew into action and began receiving spill-over roll stock from the manufacturer via the CSX railroad. The boxcars kept coming and coming until over 75 thousand square feet of product was housed in Riverside’s warehouse. Riverside inventoried this product using its state-of-the-art WMS system. When it came time to ship the product out, Riverside arranged for all the local transportation necessary and utilized its dedicated fleet of carriers to move the product across the Richmond area.

Being rail-served and having the know-how and equipment to handle large rolls is just one of the many logistics capabilities of Riverside. Our combined total of almost 500,000 square feet of warehousing space in Central Virginia, with immediate access to the Port of Richmond and Norfolk, Interstate 95 and 64 for both East-West and North-South access and shipping uniquely positions us to competitively support all of our customers’ needs both long term and short term.

Legitimate Rail-served warehouses are becoming harder to find, especially in markets like Richmond. When you couple rail sidings with roll handling capability you end up with a fairly unique set of Logistics capabilities for customers needing these types of services.

Next time you need rail-served warehousing in Central Virginia, call us.

Riverside Logistics recently contracted with SyCom Technologies to provide Information Technology Systems Support and Networking Infrastructure Integration Enhancements.

Riverside Logistics recently contracted with SyCom Technologies to provide Information Technology Systems Support and Networking Infrastructure Integration Enhancements. Keith Hamlett, Executive Vice President stated “SyCom was a natural choice as we prepare for growth by enhancing our network infrastructure at all of our facilities”.   This continued investment in infrastructure will help Riverside achieve its goal of being a leader in the 3PL logistics category.

Riverside Logistics provides a full compliment of third party logistic services and total solutions. Whether you’re moving product within the states or around the world, we can help by combining our warehouse and transportation solutions to offer the best value in the industry. Riverside’s experience is both broad and deep, including work in a variety of industries such as medical products (including sterile surgical products), food and beverages (including dry and refrigerated), building materials, retail and industrial packaging, metals, chemicals, fertilizers and minerals, automotive supply, timber and paper and products and a wide variety of consumer products including, non- durables and durables.

About SyCom Technologies

Founded in 1996, SyCom is an award-winning IT Systems Integrator headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. With offices throughout Virginia and West Virginia, their focus is on mid-Atlantic companies, healthcare organizations, educational institutions and governments looking to improve their technology return on investment. SyCom is a trusted partner for some of the region’s most prominent Fortune 1000 organizations by providing a range of trustworthy IT solutions and services that keep companies connected. Named as one of the “Top Workplaces 2014” in Richmond, SyCom is also the employer of choice for the best IT talent in the region and their engineers are committed to providing outstanding and memorable service. For more information, please visit http://www.sycomtech.com/.