Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pacific Distribution Services Bought

Pacific Distribution Services, a Sumner, Washington-based regional warehousing and transportation provider serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, announced Jan. 8 that it has been bought by Port Logistics Group, a Houston, Texas gateway logistics services company.

Pacific Distribution provided warehousing, distribution, transportation and logistics services for more than 60 years to customers in the Seattle/Tacoma port region. Its client base of national retailers and retail manufacturers includes companies in the apparel, footwear, housewares, furniture and coffee business.

“Pacific Distribution Services is a well-respected and well-run warehouse operator with a great client base and an experienced leadership team,” Port Logistics CEO Bob Stull said in a statement. “They’ve been a long-term partner of ours, and we’re very pleased to add them to Port Logistics Group. They fit our acquisition growth model of adding strong, regional providers with knowledge and experience of their local port operations.”

Former Pacific Distribution President and Owner Dale Scott will continue with Port Logistics in the new role of general manager of the Seattle/Tacoma gateway.

“We believe this change is very positive for our customers, as we can combine the personal service and local knowledge they’ve come to expect with the size, scope and national footprint of Port Logistics Group,” he said.

With the addition of Pacific Distribution’s more than 600,000 square feet of distribution space in Washington, Port Logistics Group now operates over four million square feet of distribution space in key gateway locations across the US, according to the company.