Chicago's Leader in Warehousing and Distribution, Presents its Blog:

FDA Food Grade Storage in the Chicago Area

Posted on Wed, Dec 27, 2023 @ 11:28 AM

When it comes to the cleanliness of our warehouses, we take great pride in maintaining a spotless and meticulously organized environment. Our team works diligently to ensure that every corner is free from dirt, dust, and any potential contaminants. Not only do we prioritize cleanliness, but our warehouses are also registered with the FDA, giving you the peace of mind that our food grade storage facilities meet the highest standards of safety and quality.

At our food grade storage warehouses, we strictly adhere to the appropriate operating procedures that align with the regulations and procedures outlined in the FDA. This means that every aspect of our storage process is carefully monitored and controlled to ensure the utmost safety and compliance. From temperature control to pest management, we leave no stone unturned in maintaining the integrity of your products.

Furthermore, if you are in need of food logistics companies that specialize in FDA compliant distribution, we have got you covered. Our experienced team understands the intricacies of handling and transporting food products that meet the strict regulations set forth by the FDA. With our expertise and attention to detail, you can trust us to safely and efficiently distribute your products while maintaining their quality and compliance.

Whether you are a food manufacturer, distributor, or retailer, our comprehensive warehouse and logistics services provide you with a seamless solution for all your food storage and distribution needs. Trust in our expertise, reliability, and commitment to FDA compliance, and let us take care of your food logistics requirements. Contact us today to learn more about how we can serve you.

Tags: Chicago Warehouse, Midwest 3PL's, Food Grade Warehouse, FDA Food Grade Warehouse

Unlocking the Benefits: Anchor Tenant Program in Chicago, IL

Posted on Wed, Dec 06, 2023 @ 12:01 PM

Discover the advantages of the Anchor Program in Chicago and how it can unlock opportunities for growth and development.

What is the Anchor Program?

The Anchor Program is a unique initiative offered by Neill Cartage & Warehouse that aims to support businesses in Chicago, IL. It provides a range of benefits and incentives to help businesses thrive and grow in the city.

By becoming an anchor tenant in Chicago, businesses gain access to a wide range of resources and opportunities. The program offers state-of-the-art storage facilities, including two months of free storage for all new programs. This allows businesses to securely store their goods and materials without incurring additional costs.

In addition to free storage, the Anchor Program also provides discounted trucking rates. This means that businesses can save on transportation costs when moving their products to and from the storage facilities. These discounted rates can significantly reduce overhead expenses and improve the overall profitability of businesses.

Moreover, being a part of the Anchor Program opens doors to new opportunities for businesses. Neill Cartage & Warehouse has established strong partnerships and connections with other businesses and organizations in Chicago. These connections can help anchor tenants expand their network, collaborate with other industry leaders, and explore new avenues for growth and development.

Overall, the Anchor Program offers a comprehensive package of incentives and benefits to businesses in Chicago. By taking advantage of this program, businesses can optimize their operations, reduce costs, and tap into new opportunities for success.

Financial Incentives for Businesses

One of the key aspects of the Anchor Program is the financial incentives it offers to businesses. These incentives are designed to support businesses in their growth and development, and provide them with a competitive edge in the market.

One of the main financial incentives is the two months of free storage offered on all new programs. This means that businesses can save on storage costs, allowing them to allocate their resources towards other critical aspects of their operations. Whether it's storing inventory, equipment, or materials, businesses can take advantage of this incentive to streamline their storage needs and reduce expenses.

Additionally, the Anchor Program also provides discounted trucking rates. This can have a significant impact on businesses' transportation costs, as shipping and logistics expenses can often be substantial. By accessing discounted rates, businesses can lower their overhead expenses and ultimately increase their profitability.

Furthermore, the financial incentives offered through the Anchor Program can help businesses attract and retain customers. By passing on the cost savings from the program to their customers, businesses can offer more competitive pricing, making their products or services more appealing in the market.

In conclusion, the Anchor Program's financial incentives are a valuable asset for businesses in Chicago. By taking advantage of these incentives, businesses can optimize their financial resources, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Tags: Chicago Warehouses, Asset Based 3PL, Chicago Public Warehouses, Midwest 3PL's, Public Warehouses


Posted on Fri, Nov 13, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Excess inventory cramping your style?

Satisfy peak storage requirements easily and inexpensively.

Our storage vans are a cost-effective alternative to warehouse rent, offering you storage space when and where you need it most.  Our storage vans provide a clean, dry, secure, on-site warehouse environment for your product, featuring:

  • Durable hardwood floors
  • Water-tight aluminum roofs
  • Lengths from 53' 
  • 102" widths
  • Swing doors
  • and more

We offer storage trailers for short-term rent, long-term lease or outright purchase.  Contact us at 708-547-7676 ext. 314,, or click this link with any questions. 


describe the image

Tags: Storage Van for Lease - Chicago Trailer Leasing

Hauling Overweight Drayage Containers in Chicago

Posted on Mon, Jan 05, 2015 @ 13:37 PM


TRN Tranportation offers a wide range of services that aims to provide the best possible service to its customers.  TRN offers International and Domestic, Import and Export drayage to and from customers within a 250 mile radius of Chicago.  TRN specializes in hauling overweight containers that help customers maximize their payload.  

The State of Illinois G.V.W. (Gross Vehicle Weight) is 80,000 lbs.  G.V.W. means the weight of the container, cargo, and tractor cannot exceed 80,000 lbs.  TRN is able to secure special overweight permit to allow G.V.W. of 100,000 lbs in the State of Illinois.  Which means our customers are able to import and export 40' containers weighing 45,000 - 57,000 lbs.  TRN also provides Tri-Axle chassis in order to legally haul your overweight 20' container.  

** To Mazimize Your Payload - Call TRN Tranportation to Move Your Overweight Containers In and Around the Chicago Land Area 708-547-7676**   

Tags: Drayage, Overweight Containers in Chicago

Now Hiring - Mechanic / Building Maintenance Manager

Posted on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 17:41 PM

Neill Cartage and Warehouse is looking for a full time Mechanic / Building Maintenance Manager.  Neill Cartage is one of Chicago's premier full service logistics, warehousing, and distrbution companies.  Servicing the Midwest since 1946.

Job Description: Perform repairs and maintenance on tractors, trailers, warehouse owned lift trucks, and basic building repairs to maximize safe and productive operations.

Shift: 10:00am - 7:00pm Tuesday -- Friday & 6:00am -- 3pm on Saturday's

Mechanic Responsibilities
• Diagnose mechanical problems on suspensions, brake systems, hydraulic systems, tires and wheels
• Perform repairs and maintenance on trailers
• Diagnose issues and make repairs using service manuals
• Make emergency road calls
• Perform monthly maintenance on all warehouse lift trucks -- check fluid levels, lights, hydraulic lines, brakes, steering system, ect
• Other duties may be assigned

Building Maintenance Responsibilities
• Perform weekly fire pump churn inspections
• Constantly check overhead door springs for proper operation
• Inspect, lubricate, clean and adjust all warehouse dock plates
• Change filters on HVAC units and heating units along with minor adjustments
• Warehouse floor concrete patching
• Check sump pumps for proper operation and preventative maintenance
• Ensure overhead door and raildoor outdoor seals are in working order and repair if necessary
• Preform lawn maintenance and snow removal if assistance is necessary

Job Requirements
• Equivalent of a high school diploma or GED & 3 years of related truck, trailer or heavy equipment maintenance and repair
• Basic tools
• Valid drivers license

CDL drivers license, and welding or fabrication skills 

Working Conditions
Shop, office, yard, vehicle environment, may require lifting of 20 to 50 lbs at least once a day

Pay will depend on experience and skill level: $13-$20 per hour.

Please send resumes to, or stop by and fill out an application - 5400 Proviso Drive Berkeley, IL 60163.


Tags: Mechanic Position Open

Why Companies Should Use a 3PL Partner!

Posted on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

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


Leveraging our core competencies in warehousing and distribution Neill Cartage and Warehouse designs and implements optimized solutions that will allow our customers to do one or more of the following:

Reduce total operating costs
Enhance internal productivity
Enhance competitive standing within their industry

We will design, implement, and operate a complete warehouse program that enhances your supply chain.  If you are looking for a comprehensive package, our strategic relationships with other key third-party providers (including transportation providers, freight forwarders, and other regional warehouses) afford us the capabilities to build a complete logistics solution. At Neill Cartage and Warehouse, you will find a management team dedicated to finding the best solutions for your company.

Optimize Capital & Asset Utilization:

Outsourcing to Neill allows you to free up capital and assets to focus on your core competencies. In today’s economy maximizing the return on your investment is critical. By eliminating the brick and mortar investment of operating your own distribution facility and the costs associated with it, you can divert capital and other resources to areas that directly contribute to your revenue stream.

Accelerate Product Movement:

It is a frequent misconception that outsourcing will result in a loss of control. In fact, Neill's management control along with your management’s attention should actually improve control of your supply chain. Added process control coupled with other efficiencies introduced by Neill will result in a greater velocity of goods through the distribution point. Accelerated product movement and lower inventories will translate to lower distribution costs and less capital tied up in inventory.

Open New Markets:

Outsourcing with Neill can enable you to position your product closer to your target markets, providing better service to your customers, and lower your overall costs. These improvements can help open new markets and enhance your competitive standing within your industry.



 describe the image




describe the image



Tags: Third-Party Logistics, Warehouse, Midwest 3PL's, Public Warehouses

Public Warehouses in Today's Supply Chain

Posted on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

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


Many company’s supply chain will incorporate some warehousing function. This can be company-owned, owned by a third party logistics (3PL) company or could be a public warehouse. At certain times, extra warehouse space is required due to any number of factors. Whatever the reason the use of public warehousing is a useful tool for the supply chain manager as they try to find the greatest efficiencies in the supply chain.

The public warehouse is not only a facility where a company can store their products, but the public warehouse offers inventory management, physical inventory counts and shipping functionality. The public warehouse charges their clients for a certain rate for the goods stored, the volume of the warehouse used and the services the client wishes to use. The company using the public warehouse does not have to employ warehouse staff, does not require any inventory software or warehouse equipment. The owner of the public warehouse is responsible for the costs and passes this on to their clients based on the rate they are charged.

Although most companies see public warehousing as a short-term solution it can often turn into a long-term relationship as companies been accustomed to convenience of the public warehouse services. Companies that own and operate public warehouses, invest significantly in modern facilities to remain competitive. They offer clients increasing levels of flexibility in order to retain and attract additional clients. Public warehouses offer companies a range of labor solutions including picking, packing, inventory control software and dedicated workforce. Public warehouses will also allow clients to bring in their own warehouse software so that the public warehouse becomes a satellite location with real-time data.

Criteria for Choosing A Public Warehouse

Because of the increasing competition between the public warehouse operators, potential clients should review the capabilities of each potential warehouse to identify which would be the best fit. Each client will have a number of factors that need to be considered when selecting a public warehouse. Companies have a variety of reasons why they require an outside warehouse, as well as their short-term and long-term needs and the price they are willing to pay for the service. However, the majority of the following criteria is likely to be used by all companies comparing public warehouse sites.

  • Geography
  • Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Expansion
  • Company Network
  • Flexibility


logo jpeg



Tags: Logistic Provider, Chicago Public Warehouses, Public Warehouses

Benefits of using a Illinois Warehouse

Posted on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

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


If you are operating a company and you want to make a cost effective choice and streamline your supply chain management, Illinois warehousing may be just the thing you are looking for. There are many benefits of Illinois warehousing, which is both efficient and affordable for companies of all sizes.

So, what are some of the benefits of Illinois warehousing that your company can enjoy if you decide to explore public warehousing options?

• Convenient, central location. You can choose a public warehousing provider located where your operations, where your customers are, or just about anywhere you choose.  This allows you to make sure your items are there when you need them and easy to distribute.

• Top-notch customer service. When you choose a reliable Illinois warehousing provider with a strong history in public warehousing, you can be confident that you are in good hands. Good customer service means you will always have the information you need at your fingertips (as will your customers) and you can focus on other things.

• Maximum in flexibility. You can typically engage in rental services for a short period of time or for a long period of time- that way, you only use public warehousing services when you need to and you aren't wasting money on unnecessary space. You can increase and decrease your usage based on need and avoid a strict contract that doesn't properly meet your company's needs.

• Safety: Reputable Illinois warehouse companies are bonded and insured so you do not have to worry about the safety of our items in the case of fire, flood or natural disaster.

• Faster deliveries. In many cases, because of the efficiencies built into the public warehousing process, the large volume handled by public warehouses, the established customer-service methods in place and the convenient locations, your items can be shipped to their end destination faster. This can help to make customers happy as they receive their items in a more timely manner.

• Up-to the-minute tracking and information. A good Illinois public warehousing facility will provide you with detailed tracking and reporting information when you need it. This helps you to ensure that everything is operating smoothly, and to understand where your items are and how efficient your supply chain is.

These are just some of the many benefits of choosing Illinois warehousing. Putting your warehousing and shipping in the hands of professionals is just smart business as it frees your company and employees up to work on other endeavors to grow and strengthen your company. Whether you have a small amount of cargo or many thousands of pounds of cargo each and every week, there is a public warehousing option available for you.


Contact Illinois's Leading Warehousing and Distribution company:

describe the image


Tags: Chicago Warehouse, Third-Party Logistics, Chicago Public Warehouses

3PL Leasing / Contract Warehousing in Illinois

Posted on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 08:09 AM

3PL leasing - is unique option offered by Neill Warehouse that leverages more than 350,000 square feet of public warehouse space in the Chicago area.  3PL leasing offers companies flexibility by providing short and long term warehouse solutions, a shared labor force, logistics services, and a professional staff.  Every service is tailored directly to your needs.  Whether you are a larger company that requires full-scale operational support in a warehouse staffed with a complete logistics team, or a small entrepreneurial start-up, 3PL leasing is a smart option for business owners. 


Neill is able to subdivide warehouse space for 2,500sqft and up.


Contact Neill Cartage and Warehouse to discuss your Chicago area warehousing needs.  

Chicago Public Warehouse



Tags: Contract Warehousing

Public Warehousing - Chicago Illinois

Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:14 AM

Public warehousing removes certain aspects of your supply chain management, and outsources them to a professional in the industry.  When you choose public warehousing your goods and items will be storaged off-site.  They can be repackaged, labeled, and shipped all without you having to manage these process.  This can free you and your business up to focus on producing great products, innovating marketing, and taking care of your customers.

There are many benefits associated with choosing public warehousing that you should consider as you make your choice about how to handle the storage and distribution of your goods.

- Your goods and materials can be stored off-site in a public warehouse.  By doing so, you avoid the need to purchase and maintain the space where your goods are kept.

- With public warehousing you enjoy a great deal of flexibility.  You will only pay for the space that is needed and used.

- Your company saves money.  You go from a fixed cost to a variable cost.  Spending money only on warehouse space that is being utilized.

- You are able to utilize the warehouse’s labor force.  With flexibility in the shared warehouse labor your organization will increased profitability.

- You may also take advantage of the shipping discounts some public warehouses can provide.

Because of the many benefits of public warehousing, it is no wonder that more companies than ever before are looking into this option and consider making use of public warehousing for their storage, transportation and distribution needs. Finding a flexible public warehousing provider will create seamless supply chain solutions for you and your customers.


Contact Neill Cartage and Warehouse for all your warehousing and distribution needs!!

Public Warehousing Chicago


Tags: Chicago Warehouse, Third-Party Logistics, Warehouse