News

February 22, 2017
Publicly Available App to Benefit Entire Supply Chain



January 18, 2017
Innovation Lab Research Manager Matt McLelland will be presenting on the current status and usage of drones in warehousing and fulfillment at the upcoming SCM World Live Americas conference.



October 17, 2016
Kenco's team is traveling around North America and Europe this fall as speakers and presenters at key logistics conferences.



October 5, 2016
Locatible, an innovative location tracking solution provider and developer of the next generation in warehouse location tracking is proud to announce it is partnering with Kenco.



September 21, 2016
Kenco is hosting an employee workshop this week (9/20-23/2016) focusing on Lean tools and processes that improve efficiencies and cost savings for its customers.



August 31, 2016
The Chattanooga, Tennessee–based third-party logistics provider (3PL) continued its growth throughout North America, exceeding $530 million in revenue and 5,000 employees for the first time in its history.



August 5, 2016
The Valspar Corporation, one of the world’s leading coatings manufacturers, selected Kenco Logistics to provide warehouse, production, and IT services at two key U.S. locations.



July 19, 2016
Already breaking ground in the logistics industry with its Innovation Labs, Kenco Logistics is now crowd-sourcing from its workforce to develop innovative supply chain solutions.



April 21, 2016
The upcoming Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference will feature several experts from Kenco discussing a range of topics on the latest practices in warehousing and logistics.



February 23, 2016
The study emphasizes clarity of expectations and a balance between accountability and independence for best management of 3PLs.



January 19, 2016
A new white paper—“The Challenges, Solutions, and Strategies Driving Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Innovation”—highlights the multiple hurdles pharmaceutical manufacturers and logistics providers will face in 2016 and beyond.



November 17, 2015
Kenco Transportation Services was recently honored with the top safety award for its category in the annual competition sponsored by the American Trucking Associations.



November 4, 2015
Warehouse automation may soon take to the skies, as logistics provider Kenco teams up with PINC Solutions to explore the use of drones to manage warehouse systems and yard operations.



October 28, 2015
Whirlpool Corporation has honored Kenco as one of its top supply chain partners for 2014. Kenco has been providing logistics services to Whirlpool for more than 35 years.



October 14, 2015
Kenco has opened a 300,000 foot DC in Kalamazoo, Michigan.



September 15, 2015
Supply chain experts from Kenco will be among the presenters at two upcoming logistics events this fall.



August 15, 2015
For the fourth year in a row, Kenco was named to Inbound Logistics’ list of Top 10 logistics providers in North America.



August 11, 2015
August marks the 65th anniversary of Kenco’s founding. Employee celebrations are being held at the company’s many locations across North America.



August 6, 2015
Kenco plans to break ground on a new warehouse facility in Zeeland, Michigan to serve long-time customer Mead Johnson Nutrition.



July 22, 2015
Kenco has established a department focused on researching and developing innovative approaches to supply chain management challenges.



July 7, 2015
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the June 2015 issue of Food Logistics as a “Top Green Provider.”



July 6, 2015
Kenco has been chosen as a “Top Green Provider” in the June 2015 issue of Inbound Logistics.



May 7, 2015
In 2015, Kenco will sponsor both the Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN® 70.3® Chattanooga triathlon in May and the Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon in the fall.



May 5, 2015
Kenco was recognized for going live with JDA Warehouse Management in less than nine months—achieving full productivity within two weeks.



April 29, 2015
Minghini’s presentation—“Building a Better Manufacturing DC”—is one of several Peer2Peer sessions at the WERC conference, which runs May 3–6 in Orlando.



April 28, 2015
The supply chain management faculty at UT Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business surveyed more than 200 companies, and gathered input from Kenco’s many industry experts. The research collected in “The ABCs of DCs” identifies best practices for modern distribution centers across 11 key functions.



March 4, 2015
Dwight Crawley, the chief financial officer for Kenco — will make key presentations at upcoming events for executive leaders and management accountants.



January 14, 2015
In his new role, he is responsible for all of Kenco’s operating contracts, which encompass more than 90 facilities, 3,500 employees, and 30 million square feet of warehouse space.






November 14, 2014
Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced this year’s recognized honorees of its annual “Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards.”









September 4, 2014
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the July/August 2014 issue of Food Logistics as one of the Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers.



August 20, 2014
Company Will Sponsor Swim Race and Handle Logistics for Competition that Benefits Cohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America— Kenco will make a big splash as a sponsor of the legendary IRONMAN® triathlon when it comes to Chattanooga this fall.



August 5, 2014
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the July/August 2014 issue of Supply Chain Brain as a “Great Supply Chain Partner.”



July 22, 2014
Kenco has been chosen as a “Top Green Provider” in the June 2014 issue of Inbound Logistics.



July 2, 2014
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the July/August 2014 issue of Supply Chain Brain as a “Great Supply Chain Partner.”



June 18, 2014
Two top-level executives from Kenco will be among the presenters at the upcoming Warehouse Legal Practice Symposium hosted by the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA). The conference starts June 18 in Chicago.






April 22, 2014
Kenco staff will make key presentations at the upcoming Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Annual Conference starting April 27 in Chicago.



January 22, 2014
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, is among the winners of the 2013 Alliance Awards sponsored by SMC³ and World Trade 100 magazine.



October 3, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, hosted partners from around North America for a Customer Summit September 24–25 at the Chicago Hilton Suites.



August 20, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, was named a 2013 Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Award winner in the annual qualitative assessment by the editors of Inbound Logistics (IL) magazine.



August 16, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the July/August 2013 issue of Food Logistics as one of the Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers.



August 6, 2013
Last week, more than 4,000 employees in 100 North American locations celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the founding of Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions.






July 19, 2013
Kenco partnered with the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) to sponsor a report focusing on key distribution metrics and how warehousing performance has changed in recent years.






June 4, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, is helping its customers lighten both their energy costs and environmental footprint with new sustainability dashboards.



May 1, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive appointment of Todd A. Johnson to the position of senior vice president of operations with Kenco Logistic Services.









February 23, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, comprehensive transportation services and intelligent information technology, has installed high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology at two of its Chattanooga logistics facilities where it expects to cut light-related electricity consumption by 70 percent.



February 5, 2013
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, has been awarded the United States distribution contract for Haier America, a division of the multinational Haier Group, the world’s number one appliance brand*.



November 27, 2012
Kenco Group, Inc. (Kenco), a leading provider of distribution, transportation and supply chain intelligence solutions, is pleased to announce that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).



October 22, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, is pleased to announce that Kristi Montgomery, vice president, IT, will be presenting as part of the International Warehouse and Logistics Association (IWLA) “Fundamentals for Success in Warehouse Logistics Management” course, October 22 to 25, 2012.



September 25, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution, transportation, and supply chain intelligence solutions, has announced an agreement to handle U.S. distribution and warehousing for Advantage Consumer Healthcare.






September 12, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of distribution and fulfillment, transportation services and intelligent information technology, announces that Jim Ethier has been elected and has agreed to serve on its Board of Directors.



August 27, 2012
Keynote speaker General Burwell “B.B.” Bell III (retired) addressed the group at the Chattanoogan Hotel, August 20–22, 2012.






August 6, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, was recognized in the July issue of Inbound Logistics as one of the Top 100 3PL Providers for 2012.



July 19, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the June 2012 issue of Food Logistics as a “Top Green Provider.”



July 17, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, has launched a blog for supply chain management executives at www.kencoblog.com.



July 10, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, was recognized in the July issue of Supply Chain Brain as one of the magazine’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners.



July 5, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, was recognized as one of the Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners and featured in a special “Supply Chain Sustainability” issue of Inbound Logistics (IL) released in June 2012.



June 19, 2012
The event provided an opportunity for attendees to share ideas, thoughts, perspectives, trends, challenges and solutions in a small, strategic setting.



May 22, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, is expanding its existing operations at Midlink West to service a new agreement with a U.S. company that manufactures products for the food industry.



April 30, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, is now offering integrated international retail and logistics services with German-based Hermes Fulfilment.



March 6, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, announces the promotions of three executives: Brad Liddie, vice president, operations (Stryker-Medical); Jason Minghini, vice president, best practices; and Shanon Weber, vice president, operations (Green Mountain Coffee Roasters).






January 12, 2012
Kenco, a leading provider of value-added distribution, public warehousing, transportation services and intelligent information technology, has partnered with The Aberdeen Group to publish a report focusing on operational excellence in the distribution sector.



November 4, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the August 2011 issue of Food Logistics as one of the Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers.



September 29, 2011
Inman Solar and Kenco announce the completion of two, 200 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Chattanooga, TN. Each of these installations was installed at separate Kenco distribution centers at 350 Corporate Place and 650 Wauhatchie Pike. Combined, these installations will produce enough electricity to power 40 homes per year.






August 5, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has been recognized in the July issue of Inbound Logistics as one of the Top 100 3PL Providers for 2011.



July 13, 2011
Hermes Fulfilment, a 100% subsidiary of Germany’s Otto Group, a globally operating retailer and retail services provider, has engaged American logistics services provider Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS) to provide warehouse services for the web store of Wolford, an Austrian luxury lingerie brand.



July 12, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive appointment of David Caines to President of Kenco Logistic Services, LLC (KLS) and Kenco Transportation Services, LLC (KTS).



July 12, 2011
Kenco Logistic Services was recognized as one of the Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners and featured in a special “Supply Chain Sustainability” issue of Inbound Logistics (IL) released in June 2011.



July 12, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive appointment of Sean Coakley to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.



May 12, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced that Jane Kennedy Greene has purchased controlling interest in the Kenco family of companies, and is now Chairman of the Board and CEO.



April 26, 2011
JDK Real Estate, LLC, a member of the Kenco Family of Companies, has signed a lease with Chattem, Inc., the U.S. Consumer Healthcare Division of sanofi-aventis, for 689,450 square feet of warehouse space in Chattanooga, TN. Chattem has taken occupancy of the facility.



April 6, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of logistics, transportation, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has announced the executive promotion of Jason Minghini to senior director of best practices. His previous title was director of operations.






March 17, 2011
Kenco, a leading provider of logistics, transportation, real estate services, and material handling equipment, launched a new website that integrates its family of companies under a single brand.



March 1, 2011
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, is proud to announce that its Whirlpool Corporation distribution center in Orlando, Florida has been awarded the distinction of being named a WERC Certified Facility.




February 1, 2011
Kenco, one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has released its 2010 Year End Report for the Kenco Family of Companies, including Kenco Logistic Services (KLS), JDK Real Estate, Kenco Material Handling Solutions (KMHS), and Kenco Transportation Management.



December 10, 2010
JDK Real Estate, LLC, a member of the Kenco Family of Companies, has signed a lease with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) for 81,000 square feet of improved warehouse space in Chattanooga.



October 26, 2010
Kenco’s JDK Real Estate, LLC unit has signed a lease with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for 120,000 square feet of expanded and improved warehouse space in Chattanooga.



September 21, 2010
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has been awarded a contract by American Standard Brands to manage and operate its newly-established, Dallas-area 625,000-square-foot Hutchins, Texas distribution center.



September 14, 2010
As of September 13, 2010, INVISTA’s 690,000-square-foot Chattanooga operation managed by KLS had no loss-of-time accidents in 33 years, a significant milestone in the logistics and distribution industry. 





September 8, 2010
Kenco has announced the executive promotion of Jeff Tanner to vice president, Safety & Security, Kenco Management Services. His previous title was director of corporate safety & security.






August 10, 2010
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has received DuPont’s 2009 Responsible Shipper Award for achieving zero recordable distribution incidents and regulatory citations for the period 1995 - 2009 at its Live Oak/Orange, Texas location.



August 2, 2010
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, today observed the launch of its business 60 years ago, on August 1, 1950.





July 31, 2010
Kenco Logistic Services was recognized as one of the Top 100 3PL providers by Inbound Logistics (IL) magazine and will be featured in the July issue.



July 21, 2010
Kenco has announced the executive promotion of Jeff Burns to vice president of Kenco Toyota Lift (KTL), reporting directly to Andy Smith, who has assumed a leadership role with Kenco Toyota-Lift and also serves as president and COO of Kenco Logistic Services.









April 27, 2010
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has announced the executive promotion of Jason Minghini to director of operations.



April 12, 2010
Kenco Logistic Services LLC (KLS), one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, has been selected by Hungry Fish Media as the US e-commerce fulfillment partner for Force Factor. Kenco will be fulfilling customer orders from the Force Factor web site.



June 23, 2009
Kenco Logistic Services LLC, one of the most respected names in the third-party logistics industry, was named the Warehousing Supplier of the Year by Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances.