Top Global Packager Selects Wagner Logistics to Operate Largest Distribution Center

Wagner Logistics announced today the successful operational takeover of the largest WestRock outsourced distribution center, located in Raphine, Virginia, in late October of 2017. WestRock selected Wagner to drive out costs and enhance productivity while maintaining customer service levels. WestRock is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies.    

Brian Smith, president/CEO of Wagner, stated, “This engagement affirms the confidence of our customer in Wagner’s collaborative approach and history of excellent service. Our customer’s Vice President of Enterprise Logistics sent an email to all stakeholders praising this truly seamless transition which validates the onboarding strategy. We have a cooperative savings plan to be implemented throughout 2018 and the future.” 

The distribution center is over 600,000 square feet and services multiple plants as well as external customers utilizing rail, intermodal and truck transportation. The operation supplies 60 quality people employment and operates 24/7 supporting a diverse set of customers. 

About Wagner Logistics

Wagner Logistics has delivered on supply chain promises for over 70 years. The company was founded on the principle that every customer is a big deal and that remains the cornerstone of service today. The same message resonates from our small to medium, and Fortune 100, customers; you will recognize an uncommon experience and peace of mind. Wagner Logistics has been honored 17 years in a row by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 3PL provider, offering dedicated warehousing, fulfillment and transportation services. Wagner provides a superior onboarding process which will make your customer’s transition seamless. Wagner works tirelessly to find innovative solutions to reduce supply chain costs while increasing your speed-to-market with our award-winning technology. Come see the difference for yourself. Wagner is moving out west in 2018!   

About WestRock

WestRock Company is a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for consumer and corrugated packaging markets. WestRock partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The Company's segments include Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging and Land and Development. The Corrugated Packaging segment consists of its containerboard mill and corrugated packaging operations, as well as its recycling operations. The Consumer Packaging segment consists of consumer mills, folding carton, beverage, merchandising displays and partition operations. The Land and Development segment is engaged in the development and sale of real estate.

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