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“This is a very dynamic industry – if you're seeking predictability, logistics is not for you.” -Scott George, CEO WAREHOUSING& PACKAGING // Tennessee Commercial Warehouse operates 10 terminals throughout the Southeast as well as a central 100,000-square-foot warehouse. > T E N N E S S E E C O M M E R C I A L WA R E H O U S E and operates 10 terminals across the south- Dynamic Efficiency east in addition to its central 100,000- TENNESSEE COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE BELIEVES STRONGLY IN INTERNAL INVESTMENT TO STAY AHEAD IN THE EVOLVING LOGISTICS INDUSTRY. established the company in 1948 as a square-foot warehouse in Nashville. George's grandfather, Howard George, small warehousing business serving the tobacco industry, later branching out to distribution and later intermodal services. TCW still serves the tobacco industry as well as the lumber, chemical, paper BY J I M H A R R I S combine all these modes together, which Tennessee Commercial Warehouse we do. We believe there's efficiencies that (TCW) draws on its diversified assets to can be gained from doing that.” provide services to its customers in the Grouping its various modes of trans- and automotive markets. -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Tennessee Commercial Warehouse portation together helps the company “One thing that's unusual about our achieve an 83 percent load rate. “Inter- Revenues: $55 million company is we offer distribution, ware- modal is prone to a lot of empty miles, HQ: Nashville housing, truckload and intermodal serv- typically 50 percent, but by combining Employees: 500 ices, but not in a silo,” says Scott George, that with our truckload and LTL services Specialty: Distribution, warehousing, truck- CEO of the Nashville, Tenn.-based com- we bring that down,” he adds. load and intermodal services most cost-effective way possible. pany. “You don't normally see companies TCW owns and runs a fleet of 250 trucks -------------------------------------------------------------WINTER 2013 TLIMAGAZINE.COM 89 http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013
Hurricane Sandy
Intermodal Rail
Near Shoring
Steel Bridges
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
TDS Transport
Aspen Equipment Co.
Consumers Energy
Mountain Valley Express Co. Inc.
Supreme Group
Miller Felpax Corp.
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.
TNT Sales
Usher Transport Inc.
Triad Transport Inc.
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Fusion Logistics
GulfMark Energy Inc.
Mode Transportation
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Trailways Inc.
Time Logistics Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Sears Holding Corp.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
J&P Hall Express
Pacific Air Cargo
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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013