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Cartage Companies in Chicago

Posted on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 @ 11:15 AM
In todays fast paced society, every business needs to send and receive goods / packages / product on time. These items are often times crucial. Due to the importance of a speedy and on-time delivery of items to recipients, cartage companies have done their very best to make sure that they are able to meet customer satisfaction through an expeditious delivery process.

Cartage companies like Neill Cartage and Warehouse have existed for a long time. Their nature of business, being the one that stands as the missing link between two companies that are in need of each others products, or perhaps between one companys branch and another which are found in two different locations, has made them invaluable in the daily course of business activities.

Cartage companies specialize in the transportation of different kinds of goods that are very essential for both the sender and the recipient. They not only cater to business entities but to individuals as well. You can count on their services to accommodate your needs.

If you have important products that need to be delivered to a recipient, you can ask or solicit the services of a reliable cartage company. Cartage companies always provide you with efficiency and speed when it comes to delivering the items that you need to reach a recipient. Whether you need to deliver 1 / 2 skid packages or full truck loads, you can definitely expect these companies to accommodate you with courtesy and professionalism.

Chemical / Hazardous Warehousing in Chicago

Posted on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 @ 13:47 PM

Chicago Public WarehouseNeill Cartage and Warehouse is Chicago's premier full service logistics, warehousing, and distribution company.  Servicing the Midwest since 1946. 


Do not make the mistake in thinking that just because you may deal in hazardous waste once in a while that you will not be responsible for everything that is involved in storing, transporting, or eliminated the hazardous waste in the proper manner. Hazmat warehousing could include the materials that are flammable or deadly gasses. It would be wise to prepare properly for the maintenance of hazardous materials or allow warehousing facilities that are properly equipped to manage the material.

Hazmat compliance requires adherence to the proper OSHA requirements, training, department of transportation DOT shipping regulations, compliance, and material safety data sheets (MSDS) displayed in proper locations, training, and reporting. The MSDS alone is an enormous data sheet that includes all the chemicals that could be located in a warehouse. Each chemical is broken down into its basic elements, the effects on the human body and environment, and the proper method of treatment in case of exposure and injury.

Warehouses that specifically deal with chemicals are required to have specific fire resistant walls, explosion proof appliances, special industrial chillers, flame and heat detectors, chemical resistant coated surfaces, special mixing rooms, and fire rated cold rooms. This is just to name a few requirements.

Non-compliance to federal and state regulations could mean heavy fines, potential injury, and illness to workers.

Tags: Chemical Warehousing

Pulp & Paper Green Transformation Program for Domtar's Canada Mill

Posted on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 @ 08:14 AM
By James McLaren, Senior Editor, PPI Pulp & Paper Week, RISI

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2010 (RISI) - Canada will provide C$995,000 to Domtar for an environmental project at the company's Espanola, ON, pulp and paper mill under the government's Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program (PPGTP).

The mill will install a refurbished wood waste grinder that will allow it to process bark more effectively for the production of renewable energy.

"This project is part of a transformation that is taking place in Canada's forest industry," said Minister of Natural Resources Christian Paradis. "The Green Transformation Program is helping Canada's pulp and paper sector become more environmentally sustainable by supporting investments in green technologies. This investment is also increasing the mill's capacity to improve its environmental performance and produce clean energy, while providing important forest products for consumers."

The refurbished equipment will enable the Espanola mill to grind more bark with greater efficiency and produce a finer bark product that burns better, eliminating the need for secondary grinding of bark, which is currently done by a diesel-powered portable grinder. In turn, the mill will eliminate the consumption of diesel fuel associated with the portable grinder and displace consumption of natural gas by generating more renewable energy to power the facility.

These operational efficiencies will help the mill reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and meet market demand for sustainably manufactured pulp and paper products, the government said in a press release. Espanola produces market pulp and uncoated freesheet paper.

Domtar is one of 24 pulp and paper companies across Canada that qualified for credits under the C$1-billion program, based on their 2009 production levels of black liquor, a liquid by-product of the pulping process used to generate heat and power.

Domtar has also gained PPGTP funding of C$58 million for a project at its Kamloops, BC, mill and C$23 million for its Dryden, ON, mill. Other PPGTP funding includes C$22 million for J.D. Irving at its Utopia, NB, mill; C$15 million for West Fraser's Hinton, AB, mill, and C$810,000 for Tolko Industries' mill in The Pas, MB.

Tags: Chicago Green Warehouse

Chicago is home to two of the worst truck bottlenecks in the country.

Posted on Fri, Jun 04, 2010 @ 08:32 AM

Government survey shows heaviest truck traffic congestion occurred at two Chicago-area highway exchanges in 2009.  Click here to read about it.

How does this affect your deliveries from being on time in the Chicago land area?

Neill Cartage and Warehouse deliveries 80% of their freight before 12:00pm.



Tags: Chicago Trucking Traffic

LTL Trucking Company in Chicago

Posted on Wed, Jun 02, 2010 @ 15:03 PM

Chicago Public WarehouseNeill Cartage and Warehouse is Chicago's premier full service logistics, warehousing, and distribution company.  Servicing the Midwest since 1946. 


Neill Cartage and Warehouse is one of Chicago's premier LTL carriers.

LTL is an acronym for "less-than-truckload". LTL describes the practice of co-loading smaller shipments with other smaller shipments going to the same destination or in the same route. In general and LTL shipment is less than 10,000 lbs.  Neill Cartage & Warehouse has been providing Chicago with LTL services since 1946.  


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