Riverside Logistics Grand Opening was a Great Success!

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Riverside Logistics Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting October 22, 2019

Thank you to the Mayor of the City of Richmond, Levar Stoney and Tom Capozzi, the Chief Sales Officer for the Port of Virginia for attending Grand Opening of Riverside Logistics new world headquarters on October 22, 2019.

We were very excited to host some of the top decision makers in the Virginia Business community who ventured out in the rain to celebrate with us during our Grand Opening event.

Riversides Logistics leadership team and employees proudly provided tours to community and business leaders to demonstrate the advantages of this new corporate facility and 125,00 square feet of warehouse space. Located directly across from the Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT), Riverside’s headquarters is just off I95 near 150 Chippenham Parkway and the 895 bridge and located within a 1 -2 days drive of 75% of the U.S. population.

Rick Holden,  Vice President of Business Development for Riverside Logistics, welcomed everyone to event and thanked the employees for all of their dedication and hard work to help make this growth possible.

Keith Hamlett, Vice President of Riverside Logistics, commended the Mayor and the City of Richmond for their desire to work with businesses to ensure success while helping citizens find jobs, transportation and housing.  He also commended the Port of Virginia for the successful completion of their expansion project and the investments they’ve made in infrastructure to grow business in the Commonwealth. “We knew we needed a home that would make us visible to the Richmond Marine Terminal.  We knew we needed to be in an area that would support our employee growth and help provide necessary employee support services.  Today we can say, “We have found a home”.  We are in the business of helping people solve logistics problems; we are in the business of finding new outstanding employees to meet those logistics challenges.  We are now part of the Richmond City Community and are focused on working with our Community partner the Richmond Marine Terminal.  So, when you leave today, I challenge you to “Share the Excitement”.

 

 

 

 

Riverside Logistics Sponsors/Participates in Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

Riverside - Bowling March 2016Riverside Logistics is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement. On Saturday, March 11, 2016 over a dozen employees and their families joined other companies and bowled three games to raise funds to support students in the Central Virginia area. It is Riverside’s thirteenth year sponsoring and participating in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to preparing students for success in a global economy, through the development of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills! JA of Central Virginia serves 26,000 students in 162 schools; in the last 50 years, over 450,000 students have benefitted from their programs.

Riverside Logistics is honored to support Junior Achievement’s hard work and dedication to students in our community.

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO HAVE A RAIL-SERVED WAREHOUSE?

RIVERSIDE LOGISTICS CSX-SERVED WAREHOUSING HELPS A NATIONAL PAPER MANUFACTURER MEET ITS OVERFLOW ROLL-STOCKING NEEDS

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.