Kenco is the largest woman-owned third-party logistics company in the United States. We provide integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management and information technology—all engineered for Operational Excellence.
For over 60 years, we’ve built customer relationships that span decades. Privately held and financially strong, we take our corporate responsibility seriously by engaging in ethical, honest, and sustainable business practices. Our agility, customer dedication, and common sense solutions drive uncommon value.
Our history began in 1950 with a single warehouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee and only two employees: Jim Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Smartt. Though the company’s history is full of innovations, one of the greatest was when Kenco’s co-founder, Jim Kennedy, Jr., drafted the industry’s first management fee contract warehousing agreement with DuPont in 1967. Even more impressive is the fact that DuPont remains a customer of Kenco to this day.
Since that first contract in 1967, Kenco has grown into a fully integrated logistics provider managing over 90 distribution facilities with more than 30 million square feet of space. Kenco currently serves over 200 clients with varying logistics needs.