Nashville, TN, November 15, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics, www.ohlogistics.com) and The Scotts Company LLC, a subsidiary of The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company, announced a partnership in which OH Logistics will provide warehousing and transportation scheduling for The Scotts Company and operate a 600,000 square foot building in Fontana, CA. The addition of this space brings OH Logistics total square footage in the Riverside/Inland Empire area to approximately 800,000 and total square footage in Southern California to well over one million.
“We wanted a 3PL partner who could offer us flexibility and we found that with OH Logistics,” said Scott Hendrick, Sr. Director of Warehousing from The Scotts Company. “We view the relationship we have with OH Logistics as a true partnership. We look forward to working with them.”
“We are very pleased with the way the relationship has developed with Scotts,” said Scott McWilliams, CEO of OH Logistics. “Providing supply chain management solutions for them and utilizing the space as a multi-client site provides benefits to Scotts and to other OH Logistics clients.”
The Fontana facility features 144 dock doors, 180 trailer spots and offers specialized handling areas. OH Logistics is helping The Scotts Company with its scheduling, carrier management, consolidation and pool distribution.
About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)
Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is the nation’s largest privately held 3PL, serving Fortune 1500 companies with strategically placed, multi-client warehouse campuses as well as numerous dedicated facilities. The company serves the food service consolidation, industrial, electronic & high tech, pharmaceutical & medical, health and beauty, and consumer products industries. OH Logistics provides services including fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, cross docking and pool distribution. The company operates over 19 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide, offers complete transportation management of parcel, LTL and TL shipments, and employs over 2,700.
OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the web at www.ohlogistics.com.
With more than $2 billion in worldwide sales and more than 6,000 associates, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company, LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, with products for professional horticulture as well. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. The Company also owns Smith & Hawken, a leading brand of garden-inspired products that includes pottery, watering equipment, gardening tools, outdoor furniture and live goods. In Europe, Scotts' brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at www.scotts.com.