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Houston, Texas, September 26, 2016 – reLogistics Services announces the opening of a new reverse logistics center in Jacksonville, FL to better serve its’ customers in the Northern Florida market. Today, reLogistics Services, the leader in reusable asset management services, announced the opening of its new reverse logistics center (RLC) in Jacksonville, Florida, which is now the company’s 45th location. The 33 dock door facility expands reLogistics’ network with other locations in the Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky, and California markets. The new Jacksonville RLC will offer the ability for its key retail customers to process reusable transport packaging items like pallets, reusable plastic containers, reusable totes and trays 24 hours a day – seven days a week. reLogistics employees will unload and process these items on behalf of their customers enabling them to focus on getting product to the consumer while freeing up their distribution center space and maximizing trailer capacity. Mike Hachtman, President, reLogistics Services – “We are proud to broaden our US footprint into the Northern Florida market with our new Jacksonville RLC. It’s the perfect location to better enable us to meet the growing demands of our customers while maximizing customer backhauls and facilitating reusable transport packaging contributing to their sustainability objectives.” According to Hachtman, the new RLC located at 2780 Lloyd Road Jacksonville, FL 32254 will employ 16 to 18 people in various warehouse positions. About reLogistics Services Headquartered in Houston, Texas, reLogistics is the leading provider of warehouse and pallet management services. reLogistics supports customers at 45 locations, servicing more than 1,000 retail outlets. reLogistics processes more than 245,000 trailers including 73 million pallets and 53 million reusable totes annually.

Houston, Texas, March 25, 2015

– reLogistics Services, the leader in reusable asset management services, announced the opening of its new reverse logistics center (‘RLC’) in Fontana, California. The 24 dock door facility expands reLogistics’ network with other locations in the Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky markets. The new Fontana RLC will offer the ability for its key retail customers to process reusable transport packaging items like: pallets, RPCs, reusable totes, trays, etc. 24 hours a day – seven days a week. reLogistics employees will unload and process these items on behalf of their customers enabling them to focus on getting product to the consumer while freeing up their distribution center space and maximizing trailer capacity. Mike Hachtman, President, reLogistics Services – “We are proud to broaden our US footprint into the Southern California market with our new Fontana RLC. It is an ideal location logistically as it enables us to meet the growing demands of our customers while maximizing customer backhauls and reusing many transport packaging assets contributing to their sustainability objectives.” According to Hachtman, the new RLC located at 10891 Almond Avenue, Fontana, CA will employ more than 20 people in various warehouse positions. RPA News & Views – Featuring Mike Hachtman. Read More…

reLogistics CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

2015

reLogistics Services donates time at New Orleans food bank to help community. Houston, Texas, April 15, 2015 –reLogistics Services, the leader in reusable asset management services, announced that employees volunteered their services last week in New Orleans, LA to help Second Harvest Food Bank sort 29,950 pounds of sweet potatoes, of which 21,000 pounds were salvaged and repackaged for surrounding communities. Mike Hachtman, President & CEO, reLogistics Services – “We were honored to be a part of an effort that feeds a community. There is no worthier cause than taking care of people by first putting food on their plates.” “Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest distributes nearly 25 million pounds of food and other grocery items to a network of 474 partners and programs across 23 parishes; from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. Together, Second Harvest makes up the largest anti-hunger network in the state.”

2014

reLogistics Gives New Orleans Community Garden Complete Overhaul reLogistics Services has again proven its passion for social responsibility by dedicating over 220 hours of labor and building expertise to revive the Constance Street Garden, an urban farm in Orleans Parish, New Orleans. The garden is run by Parkway Partners, a local non-profit organization devoted to preserving the city’s green spaces. Constance Street Garden was originally planted to provide fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers for the surrounding community. Due to years of neglect, the garden was in desperate need of a thorough overhaul. reLogistics employees removed ten layers of wet, old carpet and filled four dumpsters with garden debris and overgrowth. With the garden now rehabilitated, local member residents can grow healthy food again.

An amazing team tackling a huge task!

An amazing team tackling a huge task!

Pulling heavy wet carpet out of the garden

Mike Hachtman, reLogistics President and CEO, was asked how he felt about the work the team had accomplished at the Constance Street Garden. “We are thrilled the garden is again useable for the Constance Street neighborhood. I am very proud of the work our team did to clean up the garden and help this community. It was extremely hard work, but worth it to see the garden viable again.”
Mike Hachtman and Sean Heaton working together

Mike Hachtman and Sean Heaton working together

Susannah Burley, Parkway Partners Program Director, was very enthusiastic about the outcome. “Parkway Partners is so grateful to the reLogistics volunteers for the incredible job they did. Their careful planning and expertise resulted in a makeover that really helps to reshape the neighborhood. And, on top of all the hard work, reLogistics also donated a beautiful new sign for the garden. We couldn’t be happier.” Parkway Partners oversees more than 45 community gardens/urban farms and 11 public schoolyard gardens, has planted over 11,500 trees since Hurricane Katrina.

The reLogistics team at the end of a long day

2013 reLogistics Supports the Houston Food Bank With Packaging Donations reLogistics Services is donating reusable boxes to the Houston Food Bank, a non-profit organization that is a source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties and serves 137,000 people each week. Houston Food Bank distributes fresh produce, meat and nonperishable foods from its new warehouse at 535 Portwall, and also prepares and distributes hot meals from Keegan Center, its 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen. The boxes from reLogistics will be crucial to delivering these much-needed foods to Houston Food Bank member agencies, including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, and children’s after-school programs. The food bank recently moved into a new 308,000 square-foot facility, enabling them to better serve the needs of the hungry. “reLogistics Services is humbled to be able to assist the Houston Food Bank’s efforts to distribute food throughout the Houston region. As a Houston-based company, we pride ourselves on doing the right thing for the community while diverting product from entering the waste stream,” said Mike Hachtman, reLogistics President and CEO. reLogistics Services will donate more than 21,000 boxes annually to the Houston Food Bank to assist them in delivering more than 64 million nutritious meals. “Houston Food Bank is thankful to reLogistics for such a crucial donation – without boxes, we are unable to package and deliver food for distribution to the hungry. The donation also offsets additional costs we would otherwise incur, and allows us to provide even more meals for the hungry,” said John Kreger, Director of Product Resources for Houston Food Bank. reLogistics Continues New Orleans Volunteer Tradition
Pressure cleaning the front entrance

Pressure cleaning the YMCA front entrance

For the second consecutive year, Houston-based reLogistics Services, LLC has furthered their corporate social responsibility initiative by performing an estimated 275 volunteer hours at the East Jefferson Family YMCA. “Last year we began a great partnership with the East Jefferson YMCA and tackled some long overdue projects. reLogistics’ managers helped build and paint a fence around two playgrounds as well as some landscaping and interior painting. But the Y needed more. This year, we accomplished major initiatives, such as painting the main gym area, building a new counter with gate in the pre-school area and pressure cleaning the entire building entrance,” said Mike Hachtman, President of reLogistics. We constructed a Gaga Pit, which is an enclosed 3’ high play area and built two new volleyball courts.”
Within minutes, YMCA kids saw the full potential of the newly constructed Gaga Pit

Within minutes, YMCA kids saw the full potential of the newly constructed Gaga Pit

Spinning class platform looks great!

New spinning class platform looks great!

Hachtman continued, “Supporting an organization such as the Y makes perfect sense to us. They support their community in so many ways. By supporting the Y, we are helping the hundreds of families who utilize their services and making sure over 150 boys and girls have a fun, safe place to go for summer camp. Giving back to the communities in which we operate not only helps the Y, but it is also a great day for developing teamwork at reLogistics.”
Building pre-school area gate

Building pre-school area gate

Neal Alsop, Program Director, YMCA said, “The YMCA has been a part of the Greater New Orleans area since 1852. Today, we reach more than 13,000 lives through branches in over 7 parishes. We live our not-for-profit, charitable mission daily by providing life-changing programs and services that enrich people from all walks of life.” Alsop continued, “At the Y, we’ve always known that positive change only comes about when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. And that’s why we’re here. We have three areas of focus: Youth Development; Healthy Living; Social Responsibility. With the help of reLogistics Services and their generous efforts on our behalf, we are able to look forward to enriching more lives and more families, and to further strengthening this community for decades to come.”
The reLogistics team in the Gaga Pit at the end of a busy day

The reLogistics team in the Gaga Pit at the end of a busy day

“The reLogistics mission is to provide great service and exceptional value for our customers,” said Hachtman. “We extend this mission by serving the communities in which we operate. Our team is proud to have supported the Y again this year, helping to promote an active lifestyle for local children.”

2012

On April 24, 2012 reLogistics demonstrated exceptional goodwill by donating $2,500 and nearly 175 man hours to East Jefferson Family YMCA in Metairie, LA. The charitable effort, which was integrated with reLogistics’ Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, included interior painting, building an enclosed playground and landscaping the grounds. Mike Andrepont, Manager of Operations Support, had a significant role in organizing the volunteer effort. “Not only is volunteering the right thing to do, we also had a great time as a team, working together and knowing the kids would be thrilled with all the improvements. It’s just another way reLogistics redefines results!”