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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.

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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.


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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.


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Warehousing (3PL) Chicago, Illinois

Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

Neill Cartage and Warehouse is a full service logistics, warehousing, and distribution company.  Neill has been operating in the Chicago market since 1946. Currently Neill operates over 350,000 sqft of public warehouse space with rail access to the Union Pacific Rail Road (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Road (BNSF).    


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Chicago Warehouse's New Mission Statement

Posted on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 09:07 AM

Neill's warehousing & distribution services are driven by more than just four walls and square footage. Our business is built upon a commitment to excellence that extends to every solution we deliver, and every member of the Neill Warehousing team who puts those solutions in action.  

We understand that as the scope of commercial distribution evolves in an increasingly technological and global economy, new methods need to be developed to not only keep up, but stay one step ahead of these changes. Contact us to learn more about how the following distribution services can help you to grow your company.


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5 Reasons to Outsource your Warehousing / Use a 3PL

Posted on Tue, Jan 04, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

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


There’s definitely more than 5 reasons why a company might turn to a third party logistics provider, but here are a few common ones.

  1. To provide supplementary supply chain support to test the waters in new regional markets or countries where your company doesn’t currently have a presence.
  2. If you are a company whose business is seasonal in nature using a 3pl provider allows you to scale your warehousing space, labor, and transportation to provide full support during the peak months of your business while cutting back during slower months.
  3. To increase on-time performance and realize efficiencies with the management of your inventory by using a 3PL provider that has superior technology and processes than your in-house operations.
  4. To take advantage of lower transportation rates provided by logistics firms that have significant buying power due to the volume of freight they deal with and their ability to leverage load consolidation and backhaul opportunities.
  5. To quickly build a multi-location distribution network with lower risk, without the significant capital investment associated with building out a network on your own.

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Outsourced Warehousing is Ideal for Growing Businesses

Posted on Fri, Dec 03, 2010 @ 07:49 AM

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

Outsourced warehousing and third party logistics is ideal for growing businesses. Businesses, such as small and medium enterprises, need a streamlined system to take advantage of e-commerce activity and distribution.

In today's digital world, e-commerce is easily accessible and within the reach of most companies. A well-designed site and marketing campaign may drive sales but, the real test of any company is the delivery of products to consumers in a timely and efficient manner. Small businesses need to focus on how they can get the sold goods to the paying customer without causing a bottleneck in the process; outsourced warehousing is the ideal option. Start up businesses might lack the knowledge of logistics and transport which will cause the order flow to fall behind and unhappy customers.

Fulfilment warehouses since as Neill Cartage and Warehouse can help these small businesses with order fulfilment ensuring that their order processes are seamless. Outsourcing the logistics, storage, transport, and stock control allows the businesses to focus on developing the marketing of their products, which will inevitably lead to more sales and more shipping.

For small and medium enterprises, outsourced warehousing is really the way to go. The businesses will have limited manpower and shipping knowledge, which can slow the order processes and lead to customer service nightmares. Fulfilment warehouses can sort out the process from initial order to pick and pack to delivery of goods.

Looking to outsourced warehousing for shipping needs is an effective business strategy for growing businesses. Public Warehouse can provide their expertise in shipping to other countries saving the small businesses time in paperwork that accompanies customs and export of goods. This will also save the new business money in salaries for employees that might not be needed all of the time.

If you are looking to warehouse in the Midwest region of the United States, you can count on Neill to get you moving in the right direction!


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Union Pacific's Joliet Intermodal Terminal Opens

Posted on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 @ 16:42 PM

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


The Union Pacific Railroad has opened its nearly $370 million Joliet Intermodal Terminal on 785 acres five miles south of Interstate 80 and seven miles east of Interstate 55.

Union Pacific chairman and CEO Jim Young said at Monday's opening that the new facility will increase the system's international and domestic container capacity while improving rail traffic efficiency throughout the Chicago area.

The terminal is designed to handle an annual capacity of 500,000 over-the-road trailers or oceangoing ship containers to enable Union Pacific to continue to pursue opportunities in the growing rail-truck and rail-ship markets.

Neill Cartage and Warehouse has been handing some of the Chicago warehousing and crossing-dock traffic that this terminal has created. Neill is also thinking about the possibility of opening a public warehouse in Elwood, to cut down on transportation cost. 

If you are looking for a reliable public warehouse or cross-dock facility in that area, please let us know at  

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Posted on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 @ 13:40 PM

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 someone who has far too much inventory to store at your place of business, then it’s time for you to start thinking about which Chicago Warehouse you would like to use. Choosing a warehouse to suit your needs is not an easy task; however, with the sufficient amount of research and consideration, you can find one that will be the right match for your needs. You simply have to look online for warehouses that have an online presence if you would like to expedite this process.

You should make sure that you’ve found a warehouse that has a security system already implemented so that you won’t have to worry about the security of your goods while they’re there.

You’ll also want to try to find a Chicago warehouse that will provide some additional services beyond simply providing a place for your goods. For instance, some warehouses will assemble your goods once they have been delivered. Other warehouses can manage your shipping orders so that it’s easy for you to have goods delivered to the warehouse rather than to your store.

Once you have found the right warehouse, you’ll never again have to worry about whether or not you’ll be able to handle a variety of inventory issues. You could even find a warehouse that is willing to store your belongings for a short amount of time. Don’t assume that you’re going to have to sign some kind of contract with a warehouse if it would be more beneficial for you to simply make use of these services on a short-term basis.


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Chicago Warehouse - Pallet Storage Methods

Posted on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 @ 08:44 AM

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


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Many companies store their products on pallets in warehouses. There are a number of pallet storage methods that allow the warehouses to store pallets more efficiently. Here are a number of the pallet storage systems that are commonly used.

  • Block Stacking
  • Stacking Frames
  • Single-Deep Pallet Rack
  • Double Deep Rack
  • Drive-In Rack
  • Pallet Flow Rack

Block Stacking

Block stacking refers to unit loads stacked on top of each other and stored on the warehouse floor in lanes or blocks. The pallets are stacked to a specific height based on a number of criteria such as pallet condition, weight of the load, height clearance and the capability of the warehouse forklifts.

The pallets are retrieved from the block in a last in, first out (LIFO) manner. This does not allow for removing stock based on date basis or FIFO. Removal of stock can cause honeycombing to occur where empty spaces occur that cannot be filled until the whole lane is empty. This method is cheap to implement as it involves no racking and can be operated in any warehouse with open floor space.

Stacking Frames

Pallet stacking frames are made up from decks and posts that can be erected and moved if necessary. The stacking frame allows pallets to be stored several high and are particularly useful when the pallets to be stored are not stackable.

Many companies will use stacking frames in the warehouse when they need temporary racking during period busy periods. With stacking frames the issue of honeycombing exists similar to block stocking.

Single-Deep Pallet Rack

Single-deep pallet racking provides access to each pallet stored in the rack. This gets around the honeycombing issues of stacking frames and block stacking. When a pallet is removed the space is immediately available for a new pallet to be placed in that space. This type of racking can be configured in any number of ways with various heights. Most warehouses today have this type of racking in use. The major disadvantage is that the racks require significant floor space for suitable aisles.

Double-Deep Pallet Rack

The double-deep pallet rack is a variant on the single-deep rack that incorporates two single racks that are placed together. This reduces the number of aisles required but this type of racking is susceptible to honeycombing, so may not be as efficient as single-deep racking. In addition a double-reach forklift is required to place and remove pallets from the racking.

Drive-In Rack

Drive-In racks provide five to ten pallet load spaces similar to the double-deep racking. The drive-in lanes provide access for the forklift to place and remove stock. However the forklift has a limited space to maneuver and this increases the time required to place and remove pallets. The drive-in rack is similar to block stacking as the LIFO principle is used for pallet retrieval.

Pallet Flow Rack

The pallet flow rack operates whereby the load is moved from one end of the rack on a conveyor that allows the pallets to be removed in a FIFO manner. Once a pallet is removed the next pallet moves into the position of the pallet that was removed. This racking solution is suitable for warehouses that have a high throughput, but is an expensive option.

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