Jevic opens new Detroit facility

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Jevic Transportation announced the opening of a new operational facility to serve customers in the Detroit metropolitan area, expanding its presence in the Midwestern United States, where the company already has facilities in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Chicago.

The new Detroit Metro Facility, located at 18577 on the Dix-Toledo Highway in Brownstown Township, is well situated with easy access to Interstate 75. It sits on 16.5 acres and has 20 insulated doors on an 8,000-square-foot dock, and it also has 3,550 square feet of office space attached.

“This facility allows us to better respond to our customers in the Detroit area,” says Dave Gorman, president and chief executive officer of Delanco, N.J.-based Jevic. “It allows us to be even more responsive to our Detroit customers and improve on our pick-up and delivery performance in the greater Detroit metropolitan region.”

Gorman says the larger facility is an important addition in the company’s Jevic Breakbulk-Free system. Jevic picks up shipments that then are sorted and loaded into trailers for sequential “load-to-ride” delivery. Gorman says the Jevic system provides significantly less handling, more consistent transit times and industry-low damages and claims for the customers. The Breakbulk-Free process is an alternative solution to the problems customers associate with repeated handling and sorting that occurs in the traditional hub-and-spoke systems, Gorman says.

“Our investment in the region demonstrates our commitment to our customers and addresses the growing demand for our services,” he says. “Continually expanding our Breakbulk-Free model allows us to bring the Jevic experience to a larger shipping population, improving supply chain consistency for our customers who, in turn, now have improved the experience for their customers.”