Armstrong & Associates Reports U.S. Based 3PLs Dominate Contract Warehousing

STOUGHTON, WI, November 17, 2010 – While Germany based DHL/Exel is the largest contract warehouseman in North America, 11 of the top 12 value-added (contract) warehousing and distribution (VAWD) companies are based in the United States. Many like Jacobson (#2), GENCO (#3), OHL (#4) and Kenco (#7) are privately-held. In general, U.S. based companies still have headquarters in their original hometowns.

Here’s a list of some major players:


Detailed information on major VAWD companies and the warehousing industry is available in our North American Warehousing Report – 2010. The report includes financial, historical and performance results for contract and public warehousing. All of the major VAWD companies have extensive integrated transportation and/or transportation management functionality.

The report and other logistics and supply chain market research can be viewed and purchased online at:

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include Restoration: 2009 3PL Market Analysis and 2010 Predictions, Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management – Market Size and Major Players, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.


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