In 1950, Kenco began with only one 100,000 square-foot facility in Chattanooga, TN. That single warehouse had only two employees, founders Jim Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Smartt. Today, Kenco is one of the largest family-owned and privately-held third-party logistics providers (3PL). That single warehouse has grown to over 100 facilities and more than 28 million square feet of warehouse space in 25 states and Canada.
Kenco’s core competencies include not only logistic services and transportation, but also real estate management and material handling equipment. The Kenco Family of Companies consists of Kenco Logistic Services, Kenco Transportation, Kenco Toyota-Lift, Kenco Management Services and JDK Real Estate.