1. We took our social responsibility to the next level.

Being able to give back to the community has always been a closely held value, but this year we were able to take it to the next level by donating to several different life changing events. Our goal was to impact society as a whole and was initially funded by the company. Our FW Family got involved and took it to the next level. This year we were able to provide shoes for over 70 homeless children, give back packs and school supplies to our local school, participate in a Make-A-Wish program to support the dreams of children with cancer, and give toys to every single child in the East St. Louis School district 189, over 4,100 toys.

2. We added some new awards to our trophy case.

It was a big year for awards, and FW Logistics scored honors for our warehousing, 3PL services and cold storage needs, and our best practices to enhance the city community. Here’s just a few of the ways we were recognized in 2018:

  • We were recognized for Top 100 3PL Provider by Inbound Logistics
  • We were acknowledged by Food Logistics for 2018 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider.
  • Our company received 2018 Best of East Saint Louis Award by The East St. Louis City Award Program

3. We expanded our family—in three different ways.

We started by opening not one but two facilities in California. All of the facilities are fully staffed. The Rancho Cucamonga warehouse is 75,000 sqft and partially racked. The Modesto California location is 100,000 sqft and also partially racked but located in the Northern part of California. To add to the mix we have expanded on our Cold Storage/ Temperature Controlled warehousing in Memphis, Tennessee. There it is completely racked, fully staffed with 3 rooms of customizable temperature controls. The warehouse has been completely remodeled along with new condensers.

4. We focused on company culture.

Last, but certainly not least, we took a step back to focus on company culture. Our goal was to focus on the simple thing that this company was built on, family. #FWFamily was our motto that will continue to be implemented throughout 2019. Employee appreciation was our main focus this year, by making care packages for our employees including shirts, lunch bags and portable phone chargers. Without our employees, we just would not be where we are today. And without the positivity, dedication and motivation that our employees have, just goes to prove that FW Logistics has the FW Edge to be better than the rest.

Shannon Nute, MBA, FW Logistics, 1-877-FWDRIVE, www.FWLogistics.com