Lineage Logistics Acquires Consolidated Distribution Corporation
Lineage Logistics, LLC, a warehousing and logistics company backed by the investment firm Bay Grove, announced last week that it has acquired Consolidated Distribution Corporation (CDC), a third-party logistics and re-distribution company headquartered in Lombard, Illinois.
With the acquisition of CDC, Lineage becomes the largest customized re-distribution network in the U.S.
Founded in 1990, CDC is a food service supply chain logistics company and the largest independent multi-concept re-distribution provider in the nation. Its re-distribution operation serves the retail and manufacturing industries, as well as the food service franchisors and purchasing cooperatives of some of the most recognizable restaurant brands.
With access to multi-temperature warehouses in Illinois, Georgia, and Texas, CDC also adds to Lineage’s network of over 600 million cubic feet across 113 facilities in 22 states, which represents the second largest refrigerated warehouse network globally.
“In joining Lineage, we gain access to additional capacity and service offerings like transportation, customs brokerage, and high pressure processing that allow us to diversify the supply chain solutions we can offer customers,” said Mitch Rader, CEO of CDC.
“The vision of Lineage Logistics is to be the world’s most dynamic temperature-controlled logistics company, and welcoming CDC into the organization is an important step toward achieving that vision,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, Lineage’s president and CEO. “CDC’s re-distribution operation is a fantastic complement to our business. We are pleased to dramatically expand our re-distribution offering and help our combined customers with maximizing their total supply chains.”
Lineage Logistics is one of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies in the world. The company was founded through the combination of premier, temperature-controlled warehousing companies, some of whose roots date back to the early 1900s. All Lineage’s companies are now unified with a shared vision of being the leading global supply chain company serving the world’s food, retail, agriculture and distribution companies.
Bay Grove, the investment firm backing Lineage, has built the company through acquisitions and investments in partnership with entrepreneurs, managers and employees. The San Francisco-based firm has deep experience in the warehousing and logistics industry.