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M. Holland Completes Move to Form New Gold Standard Distribution Center in Northern Illinois


New center positions M. Holland and its clients for success amid
increasing logistics challenges facing the industry

Holland Company
, a leading distributor of thermoplastic
, announced today it has completed its Northlake warehousing
operations move to a new facility in Coal City, Ill., through its
partnership with G&D Trucking/Hoffman Transportation. This move will
provide the company with its largest Gold Standard Distribution Center
(GSDC) to service clients at all major U.S. ports. Coal City, Ill.,
marks the 15th GSDC location for M. Holland.

Owned and operated by G&D Trucking/Hoffman Transportation, the new
400,000-square-foot facility provides paved access for nearly 800 rail
cars and a fleet of bulk trucks. Services include warehousing, bulk
transfer, and packaging. With proximity to some of the largest
intermodal yards in the world, M. Holland will have access to all major
U.S. ports for import and export opportunities. Operations have now
fully transitioned to this GSDC location, and M. Holland expects an
immediate and significant improvement in rail transit times.

"The transportation industry is experiencing unique challenges, such as
trucker shortages and increased logistics costs," said Pete Nutley, M.
Holland's Vice President of Operations. "We've been building long-term,
strategic relationships with logistics partners like G&D
Trucking/Hoffman Transportation to stay ahead of these challenges and
deliver the best fulfillment services possible to our clients. We're
proud to be the Shipper
of Choice
for many of our clients, and this new GSDC will enhance
our ability to provide best-in-class experiences to clients across North
America and Latin America."

"The full scale of operations the GSDC facility provides—transportation
modes, bulk transfer, and packaging—will create a national one-stop-shop
for clients," said Jordan Hoffman, Vice President of G&D
Trucking/Hoffman Transportation. "We've partnered with M. Holland for
the past 30 years in transportation and warehousing, and we've been a
mutual source of growth for our businesses. We look forward to the
continued partnership and helping clients overcome tough industry


M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic
resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market,
offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to our clients,
and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment
to personal relationships has formed the core of the company's heritage,
its culture, and its vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M.
Holland has over $1 billion in annual sales and sells to more than 4,000
customers annually. To learn more, visit
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