MD Logistics continues Indianapolis growth
INDIANAPOLIS – National logistics company MD Logistics is capping an 18-month period of growth by renovating its local headquarters.
Since January 2012, MD Logistics has hired 21 full-time employees at its Plainfield locations, which represents a 15-percent workforce increase. This growth called for additional dedicated workspaces and group meeting areas.
The 4,000-square-foot renovation includes large and small conference rooms, employee and visitor lobbies, and an expanded employee break room. The new space enhances MD Logistics’ retail division by placing employees in a community setting that offers clients a welcoming atmosphere.
The increasing need for reactive and efficient IT services was a significant impetus for the growth, said Mark Sell, president and co-founder of MD Logistics.“For each new customer we bring on, an IT integration project is required, which calls for a robust team of IT experts to get each client up and running. We are also continuing to upgrade our Warehouse Management System which enables us to offer our clients best in class systems and service,” Sell said. “Our expansion is a direct result of the growth of our customer base and the need for additional personnel to make internal improvements.”
Other growing departments include freight forwarding, training and operations. The new area can also accommodate an additional 10 to 15 percent employee growth in the future, as the need arises.
The expansion marks a strong period of growth for MD Logistics, which was recently named a Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain, a Top 100 3PL Provider by Inbound Logistics, and a Top 3PL Provider for small and mid-size shippers by Global Trade.
As one of the fastest-growing 3PL (third-party logistics) providers in the Midwest, MD Logistics is continually expanding its pharmaceutical and life sciences division and retail and consumer goods division to better serve customers. In recent years, the company opened a facility in Reno, Nev., to better serve the West Coast and activated both retail and pharmaceutical foreign trade zone in its Plainfield locations.