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Hutt Adds 81,000 SQ.FT. Of Deep Frozen Storage At Hudsonville Warehouse

October 24, 2017

HOLLAND, Mich., October 24, 2017 – – Hutt Logistics and Hutt Trucking (“Hutt”), a West Michigan based transportation, logistics and warehousing services provider, today announced it has completed the expansion of their Hudsonville, Mich. warehouse. The 81,000 square feet addition to the existing building more than doubles the company’s total deep-frozen food storage capacity.

Effective with bringing this expansion online, Hutt can now store more than 19,000 pallets at its Hudsonville location. Hutt further expects the growth of this facility to help create 20 or more full-time jobs at the Hudsonville site, and up to 10 additional positions within its transportation company.

“Our customers are growing and we anticipated the need to expand in Hudsonville since acquiring the facility in 2016,” said Jim Hutt, CEO of Hutt. “With our Holland-based transportation operations, Hudsonville has been a great hub for Hutt’s logistics operations. The decision to increase our deep-frozen warehousing capabilities in Hudsonville was the logical next step in our growth.”

Hutt stores and transports food product requiring deep frozen (up to-20 degrees) capability and process control. Among its customers are Ludington-favorite House of Flavors, and Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream. Both utilize Hutt to store and ship ice cream to destinations across the Midwest.

“Hutt adds value to our company by optimizing our transportation and storage processes, so we can focus on making more and better ice cream products,” said Whit Gallagher, president of House of Flavors, Inc. “With this new facility, Hutt can help us more efficiently store more products, deliver it to our key accounts, which gives us more room in Ludington for growth.”

The Hutt warehouse expansion was assisted by Lakeshore Advantage and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and made possible with active cooperation from the city of Hudsonville. Earlier this year, the city approved Hutt’s P.A. 198 application to develop the facility and bring additional jobs to the Hudsonville area as part of the planned expansion.

“Creating more manufacturing and related jobs within the Lakeshore region is our priority. We were happy to lend our support and services to facilitate Hutt’s expansion,” said Ken Rizzio, director of Business Services at Lakeshore Advantage. “We are also very fortunate to have pro-business leaders in the city of Hudsonville. They clearly understand the city’s great connectivity to Michigan’s manufacturing and supply chain systems. Their cooperation and assistance has been exemplary!”

ARCO Design/Build, based in Atlanta, Ga. specializes in building cold storage warehouses and was tasked with design and construction of the Hutt warehouse expansion. The new Hudsonville facility reorients the trucking docks to optimize warehouse efficiency and incorporate energy efficient, state of the art technology.

“The success of Hutt’s Hudsonville expansion can be attributed to the working relationship the ARCO team had with our customer, the City of Hudsonville, and the West Michigan community,” added Brian Osterloh, director of business development for ARCO. “ARCO’s design and construction competencies were an ideal professional and cultural fit with this project. We are delighted to have been a part helping build a very efficient facility that will best reliably serve Hutt, its customers and stakeholders.”

All Hutt facilities, including the Hudsonville warehouse, are inspected and qualified by the American Institute of Baking (AIB), the industry standard for safety in food handling and storage.

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About Hutt:

Hutt is a full-service logistics company, providing complete supply chain solutions including transportation, warehousing and final delivery of goods. The company aligns its expertise and core competencies with those of its customer’s needs, developing customized, end-to-end supply chain solutions that transform and drive savings for customers.

For more information, go to www.hutt.com.

Hutt Logistics Opens Hudsonville Warehouse, Increases Overall West Michigan Storage Capacity To More Than 1 Million Square Feet

March 12, 2015

Holland-based company’s expansion adds 67,000 square feet of cold storage for Michigan food producers

HOLLAND, Mich., Feb. 12, 2015 – Hutt Logistics, a West-Michigan based trucking, logistics and warehousing company, announced today a new Hudsonville warehouse that will add 67,000 square feet of cold food storage to the West Michigan market and increase its overall warehouse space to more than one million square feet. The company will also create at least 15 new jobs with the new space.

Hutt specializes in full-service logistics, with an emphasis on deep-frozen and temperature-controlled storage and transportation. The company also offers stand-alone transportation, warehousing and managed services options for companies of all sizes. According to the Upjohn Institute, transportation and warehousing is among the top drivers of job and economic growth in the Kent and Ottawa County region.

"Our growth in the past five years has been substantial, from zero to more than a million square feet of warehouse space, and we are looking to expand even further," said Curt Brower, Sr. VP at Hutt. "There are currently a large number of producers in West Michigan, who are using out-of-state cold storage warehouses. Our goal is to bring that capacity in-state to drive West Michigan’s economy, while helping our clients to reduce their overall operating cost."

The new Hudsonville cold storage warehouse can hold over 7,500 pallets and is already more than 80 percent full. The company expects to expand that location to accommodate growth. Hutt currently stores and moves more than 120,000 pallets of frozen food every year, including Ludington favorite, House of Flavors, and nationally known gelato and sorbet maker Ciao Bella, who use Hutt to store and ship ice cream to destinations across the United States.

"Ciao Bella uses only the best organic ingredients - the freshest fruits we can find and the best of everything - so it’s very important to us that the product arrives to retailers and customers in perfect condition," said Carlos Canals, CEO at Ciao Bella. "Cold storage and transportation is very limited in Michigan, as it requires significant investment and upkeep to maintain optimum temperatures for frozen desserts. Hutt is the only West Michigan company offering the optimum -20 degrees temperature for our gelato and sorbets."

In addition to the new Hudsonville space, Hutt also manages a 55,000 square foot dry warehouse in Holland, as well as 885,000 square feet of dry and humidity controlled warehouse space in Kentwood. All of Hutt facilities, including the new Hudsonville warehouse, are inspected and qualified by the American Institute of Baking (AIB), the industry standard for safety in food handling and storage.

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About Hutt:

Hutt is a full-service logistics company, providing complete supply chain solutions including transportation, warehousing and final delivery of goods. The company aligns its expertise and core competencies with those of its customer’s needs, developing customized, end-to-end supply chain solutions that transform and drive savings for customers.

For more information, go to www.hutt.com.

Hutt Trucking is doing its part to help revitalize the economic turnaround in western Michigan

August 8th, 2014

HTC Logistics, Inc., A division of Hutt Trucking, Co., Inc. is doing its part to help revitalize the economic turnaround in western Michigan and continues to build momentum.

Holland, MI-based HTC Logistics, Inc., has subleased a sizeable portion of the former Steelcase facility at 5565 East Broadmoor Avenue S.E. in Kentwood, Michigan for the expansion of its dry and temperature-controlled warehouse and cross dock business. Hutt Trucking, a technology-driven transportation and third-party logistics company (3PL) headquartered in Holland, Michigan, specializes in the warehousing and transportation of dry fresh and frozen food products. Every Hutt facility is approved by the prestigious American Institute of Baking, commonly known as AIB. AIB inspects and audits food grade manufacturers and storage facilities for operational methods, food safety and cleanliness among others. Its approval is one of the industry standards for safety in food handling and storage. Hutt is proud to display the AIB banner in its facilities.

"This adds 600,000 square feet of food-grade warehouse space to our already 1.1 million cubic feet of freezer/cooler space in West Michigan, coupled with the 65,000 square feet of office and warehouse space at our Holland corporate offices," said Curt Brower, Senior Vice President for Hutt. Brower also stated that HTC Logistics Inc., has future plans for further expansion coming soon.

Brower estimated that the new facility will create 30-40 full-time jobs, including managers, shift supervisors, equipment operators, order pickers, and clerical staff.

Currently, HTC Logistics has a portion of this food-grade building already filled and is actively seeking partners to occupy the remaining space. If you are interested in finding out more about this space and its availability, contact Curt Brower at sales@hutt.com

HTC Logistics is proud to be a part of economic revitalization and expansion in Grand Rapids and Western Michigan.

For more information on Hutt Trucking, Inc. or HTC Logistics, Inc., please go to: www.hutt.com

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