Jim Ehret joins Total Distribution, Inc. as Florida Division Director of Operations. Ehret is currently Director of Procurement for Total Distribution's parent company, Peoples Services, Inc. - June 06, 2019
Peoples Services, Inc. ranked number 21 and 26 in North American Top Refrigerated and Top Dry Warehousing Firms respectively according to Transport Topics’ 2019 Top 50. - April 19, 2019
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Total Distribution, Inc. as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2018.
The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies making green or sustainability... - December 28, 2018
Total Distribution, Inc. (formerly Grimes Trucking) recognized by the Florida Trucking Association Safety Management Council for Outstanding Safety Achievement for second consecutive year. - August 06, 2018
Total Distribution, Inc. (formerly The Grimes Companies), a leader in warehousing, logistics and supply chain management, has been named one of the 2018 Jacksonville Fast 50. The Fast 50 recognizes the fastest-growing, privately held companies in Northeast Florida based on revenue growth over the past... - July 20, 2018
After 46 years in logistics, Neil Porter, President, will be retiring at the end of March 2018. - March 21, 2018
Transportation Club of Jacksonville, a prominent network of transportation executives within the Northeastern Florida region, announced the appointment of Dixie Moody to First Vice President. - January 23, 2018
The Southeastern Warehouse Association (SWA) announced the election of The Grimes Companies’ Executive VP, Ike Sherlock, as the Florida Director. Sherlock has over 15 years of experience in transportation and logistics and received a BBS from Troy University. As the Executive Vice President, Sherlock... - October 04, 2017
Having just received the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award from the Florida Trucking Association, Grimes Trucking Company is proud to be the safest fleet in Florida. - August 09, 2017
CSCMP is pleased to announce the official 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Roundtable. - July 18, 2017
Bill Dorazio just began his second two-year term as President of The Transportation Club of Jacksonville (TCJAX) in January 2017. Dixie Moody, the Transportation Administrator, was just elected as Second VP of TCJAX. - January 31, 2017
The Grimes Companies is pleased to introduce Michael Runager as the new Director of Business Development in Atlanta, Georgia. Runager brings over 30 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industry and is an exciting addition to the Southeastern logistics company.
An Important New Player... - December 08, 2016
The Grimes Companies and University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education have collaborated to create a new employer-sponsored program called Personal Interest Courses. The concept called for the development of a traditional “group benefit” approach to establishing a cost model... - January 08, 2015
The Grimes Companies (TGC) has promoted Sheena Gardner to the position of Administrative Manager, assuming responsibility for the administrative, marketing, and human resource staff and activity. With a background in business consulting, management, marketing, and legal administration Ms. Gardner brings... - October 22, 2014
For three years now, Dixie Moody has been an active part of the Board at the Transportation Club of Jacksonville (TCOJ). Last Thursday, January 30th, she was selected again to serve as Secretary at the club’s 2014 Inaugural Dinner and Awards Presentation.
At Grimes Trucking Company, Dixie is the... - February 04, 2014
Grimes Warehousing Services has reached their safety goal of three years without a lost time accident in the warehouse, which also includes their packaging division and their distribution staffing division, Metrix Staffing. The goal was met last Thursday, January 23rd.
The Grimes Companies’ high... - January 28, 2014
The Division of Continuing Education at University of North Florida allows students, business professionals, and even retirees the opportunity to stay current within their field of business or perhaps launch into a brand new career. To facilitate on-going education and course development, Dean Bob Wood... - January 15, 2014
During the last quarter of 2013, Grimes Trucking Company installed Qualcomm’s Omnitracs units in every company and contracted truck in the fleet. As Grimes looks forward in 2014, the newly installed system is already serving their communication and compliance goals.
“Our commitment to safety... - January 07, 2014
Giving back to the community is a part of the culture at The Grimes Companies, and the holiday season brings many opportunities to do just that. At this year’s Holiday Charity Event with The Transportation Club of Jacksonville, Grimes donated $500 to The Second Harvest Food Bank, matching the club’s... - December 23, 2013
The Grimes Companies is inviting visitors to its newly developed family of sites, recently redesigned from a single corporate website. The new design includes individual sites for each of The Grimes Companies, improving navigation and providing richer content within each division.
“In order to... - December 04, 2013
Grimes Trucking Company is pleased to announce the opening of a new driver terminal in Atlanta, Georgia. The additional terminal, which opened earlier this month, will give Grimes Trucking a physical presence in Atlanta, where their drivers steadily pass through on Grimes’ regular lanes in the... - November 20, 2013
In September 2013, Grimes Warehousing made a decision to move its warehouse inventory management and billing system over to Logimax. Today, the Logimax system is fully integrated and management is pleased with the selection.
“Every day we are looking for ways to be more efficient and offer greater... - November 13, 2013
On October 23, Grimes Warehousing Services reached a notable milestone for safety – 1,000 days without a lost time accident. This exceptional achievement underscores The Grimes Companies’ commitment to operational safety as well as customer service.
“Our high safety goals are not so... - October 29, 2013
Due to recent expansion within The Grimes Companies (TGC), Grimes Trucking Company has relocated to 1108 N. Lane Ave. in Jacksonville. The new facility more than doubles the office space dedicated to Grimes Trucking Company while also adding enclosed bays for in-house servicing as well as a dedicated... - October 09, 2013
The Grimes Companies today announced the launch of its newest division, Metrix Staffing, a subsidiary of its highly successful contract manufacturing and packaging division, Grimes Packaging Services. Focused strictly on serving the distribution and packaging operations of businesses in North Florida,... - October 01, 2013
The Grimes Companies are pleased to announce the promotion of Michael White to Director of Fleet Operations of Grimes Trucking Company (GTC). White has served as Terminal Manager since joining GTC in 2012.
White has more than 28 years’ industry experience and has quickly adapted to the environment... - August 21, 2013
Each year, the Jacksonville Business Journal announces the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Florida. Grimes Trucking Services (GTS) was honored again to receive this coveted distinction for a second year in a row.
In fact, along with GTS, The Grimes Companies (GTS’s parent company), have... - August 20, 2013
Michael O’Leary, President of The Grimes Companies, has been selected as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for 2010. The list includes forty of Northeast Florida’s brightest and most promising professionals under forty years old.
Like O’Leary,... - April 15, 2010
Lynne Cox of The Grimes Companies has been named Transportation Person of the Year 2009 by the Transportation Club of Jacksonville. Cox, Safety Supervisor for Grimes, was honored for her commitment as a Board Member of the Transportation Club of Jacksonville (TCOJ) and her willingness to take action... - February 11, 2010
The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce honored The Grimes Companies (TGC) with the “International Business Leader of the Year – Small Company” award at the Chamber’s November 24 Cornerstone Luncheon. The award recognizes The Grimes Companies’ dedication to the growth of the region’s logistics industry and its strength in international logistics. - December 02, 2009
The Grimes Companies (TGC) has taken a significant step in completing the logistics supply chain process by bringing in-house a full Customs Brokerage. Now Grimes’ clients can enjoy a seamless, one-source capability for managing import/export services. The addition includes Non-Vessel Operation Common Carrier (NVOCC) and customs brokerage services. - October 13, 2009
The Company Ranks Among Jacksonville's 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. - July 28, 2009
With the expanding of Grimes Transportation Brokerage (GTB) into the newly developed Grimes Supply Chain Services, Inc. (GSCS), The Grimes Companies, Inc. (TGC) has taken a huge step into the arena of international logistics management. The new division represents Grimes’ continuing growth in worldwide services for its clients. - May 18, 2009
The Grimes Companies (TGC) has completed the move into its new corporate headquarters at 14500 Hyatt Rd near the Jacksonville International Airport. Repairs and improvements have been taking place since Grimes purchased the former Pic “N Save distribution center two years ago. - January 12, 2009
The Grimes Companies (TGC) teamed up with the United States Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots program and through a company-wide drive donated nearly 300 toys in its first year of participation.
The project was spearheaded by Grimes employees Elisa Garcia and Patricia Vehmeyer. Through their efforts... - December 22, 2008
The Grimes Companies (TGC) is pleased to announce that Felipe de la Guardia has joined the company as Client Services Manager.
de la Guardia’s primary responsibility is the development and oversight of the client service group. He will focus on staffing, training, and the development of the company’s... - November 24, 2008
Ike Sherlock has been promoted to Vice President of The Grimes Companies (TGC). Sherlock joined the company in 2006, and has served as Director of Fleet Operations with Grimes Trucking Company since 2007.
This newly created position consolidates the reporting of all asset-based subsidiaries of TGC as... - August 04, 2008
The Grimes Companies (TGC) is pleased to announce that Robert Sawyer has joined the company as a Transportation Analyst for its subsidiary Grimes Transportation Brokerage (GTB). Sawyer’s career in logistics spans over thirty years and he now brings the full value of that experience to TGC.
The... - July 28, 2008
The Grimes Companies (TGC) has moved up to become the area’s 8th fastest growing company in the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2008 list of “50 Fastest Growing Companies” in Northeast Florida. Ranked 9th in 2007, the Jacksonville-based supply chain management company increased... - July 22, 2008
Joining a varied team of volunteers, Grimes Transportation Brokerage is assisting in the delivery of much needed medical supplies from Alabama to Ecuador. Donated by the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in Birmingham, the equipment will be distributed through the Manta Forward Operating Location upon... - June 30, 2008
With a foundation of three specific emission-saving directives, plus recycling and conservation activities company-wide, Grimes Trucking Company has taken on the challenge of going “green.” Grimes Trucking, a division of Jacksonville based The Grimes Companies, has announced formation of... - June 30, 2008
The Grimes Companies, a leading Jacksonville based logistics and supply chain provider, has reported its strongest period in company history for the first quarter of 2008. Identified by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2007 as the 9th fastest growing company in NE Florida, Grimes set new records... - April 15, 2008
FileSafe, a local document storage company, is recycling surplus shelving, giving it a second life benefiting a local school. - April 02, 2008
The Grimes Companies proudly participated in the first-ever delivery of a high school football field playing surface thousands of miles to the town of Barrow, Alaska.
It all began when Cathy Parker, the wife of a former NFL player, heard the plight of the Barrow High School Whalers and their efforts... - September 07, 2007
Jacksonville based The Grimes Companies, has been ranked as the area’s 9th fastest growing company according to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2007 list of “50 Fastest Growing Companies” in northeast Florida.
The Business Journal’s criteria are stringent and always... - August 13, 2007
The Grimes Companies (TGC) is pleased to announce that Lisa Hull will be moving to a new position where she will be leading the development of the company’s Client Management program.
Hull’s primary responsibility will be communicating with the company’s clients to ensure that their... - July 03, 2007
Grimes Trucking Company (GTC) today launched its new nationwide trucking service, “Grimes Across America,” with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at its Jacksonville headquarters. Established 35 years ago as a local and regional transportation provider, GTC today is a subsidiary of The Grimes... - May 10, 2007
The Grimes Companies (TGC) is pleased to announce that Ike Sherlock has joined the company as Director of Fleet Operations for its subsidiary Grimes Trucking Company (GTC).
Sherlock’s primary responsibility is the general management of the trucking operations, with a focus on safety, increasing... - January 17, 2007
The Grimes Companies (TGC) announced today the purchase of the former Pic N’ Save distribution center and corporate offices located at 14500 Hyatt Road for $7.3 million from Commercial Warehousing Inc. The 280,000 square foot facility offers TGC and its clients the opportunity to dramatically expand... - August 28, 2006
The Grimes Companies (TGC), one of Northeast Florida’s fastest growing logistics and supply chain support companies, is positioning for its next phase of expansion by opening new opportunities for talented logistics specialists. The Jacksonville based company will continue to focus on the development... - July 24, 2006