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Vine Line Logistics Expands Midwest Footprint

PRESS RELEASE Vine Line Logistics has executed an agreement with 42 North Partners and Heeren Companies to pursue growth within the Midwest.

Through a corporate restructuring, Vine Line Logistics has transitioned from a corporation to a limited liability company.

Our facility in Byron Center, MI has been sold, and our team has moved up to a beautiful, state of the art facility in Comstock Park, MI.

Our administrative team will be reaching out individually to assist with updating our company information in your system. As a starting point, at the bottom of this e-mail, you can find a link to our website with all of our new documentation. Our goal is to have all customer agreements signed by the end of April.

This partnership will result in a number of benefits to you, our customers.

Due to the larger facility in Michigan, we now can offer a higher level of operational resources and facility square footage to accommodate larger distribution projects and challenges our customers are facing.

Vine Line Trucking (asset division) has grown in size to support the distribution channels throughout the Midwest and provide a higher level of control over the shipments.

Our Customer Service, Tracking, and Accounting departments have, and will continue to, all grown with additional staff being hired on a regular basis to not only provide better service to our customers, but also to help build a foundation for our aggressive growth strategy over the next 5 years.

Through the combined transportation contacts, our carrier network has never been larger. This will provide more availability for coverage with more competitive pricing.

Additional load volume through the consolidation or orders provided by our sister produce company (Walsma & Lyons) and Heeren. This means more LTL and TL options for our logistics staff to offer our carriers partners, driving down freight cost that we can pass along to you.

Investment in technological improvements such as GPS and Temperature tracking throughout our network is already in the works to provide transparency (i.e. – Project 44 rolling out Q2 of 2019).

The Senior Leadership team includes Gary Lyons and Joseph D’Ottavio – with combined 60 + years of produce distribution and logistics experience.

Steve Lyons
Director of Sales & Marketing
Vine Line Logistics, Llc.
Vine Line Trucking, Llc.
O: 616.277.5357
C: 616.690.7661