Schneider Logistics says its American Port Services subsidiary will provide Wal-Mart Stores with full warehousing services in its 3.4 million-square-foot facility in Elwood, Ill., near Chicago.
The American Port Services contract supports Wal-Mart's import business flowing from West Coast ports by rail to the metropolitan Chicago area. Products moving through the corridor are en route to Wal-Mart distribution centers and stores throughout the Midwest.
"The Elwood distribution center will provide Wal-Mart the opportunity to better serve our stores throughout the Midwest," says Johnnie Dobbs, executive vice president of logistics and supply chain for Wal-Mart.
The Elwood, Ill., contract comes on the heels of a major Mira Loma, Calif., transloading and warehousing contract awarded to American Port Services by Wal-Mart earlier this year.
Schneider Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National, a provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services.
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