• Amazon Prime Day hauls will be more expensive to ship this year

    Jul 14, 2018 | CNBC
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  • Logistics & Transportation: Tech, Telemetrics Transform Transport

    Technology is transforming the transportation industry, and Kentucky companies are plugged into the latest developments. One of the most significant technological changes is the demand for visibility into the whereabouts of shipments on the road. Shipments are tracked, temperatures for refrigerated cargoes are monitored, and trucking rates are constantly adjusted to reflect supply and demand. Onboard technology took another step forward with the mandate for electronic logging devices (ELD) on trucks. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, most commercial long-haul trucks are required to be equipped with an ELD that connects to the truck’s engine to record the time the vehicle is in motion. Some industry experts say eventually ELDs will help increase capacity as trucking companies can better manage their fleets. Despite the current headlines about self-driving trucks, drivers are expected to be in the picture for the next few decades. In the meantime, though, platooning technology could change the way drivers work on a daily basis.

    Jul 02, 2018 | The Lane Report
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  • The emerging role for drones in the supply chain

    Drones are taking on a big role in the supply chain, specifically for inventory management and to quickly locate and identify assets that have been tagged in a yard or port. Nowadays, customers are focused on improving inventory accuracy to achieve higher supply chain velocity. Drones have made their way into warehouses to help keep track of inventory and reduce the amount of human effort required to complete simple tasks.

    Jun 27, 2018 |
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  • Verst Packaging Announces the "Changing the Game Tour" 2018 at the Craft Brewers Conference Nashville

    "Packaging Division has grown to the point that our craft beer offerings are having a real impact in the marketplace. Every year more and more craft brewers are finding our taking advantage of our innovative solutions to profitably grow their craft beer businesses,” explains Paul Verst President of Verst Group Logistics.

    Jun 22, 2018 | Verst News
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  • At C.H. Robinson, open source adoption brings iterative, fast development — almost too fast

    Jun 19, 2018 | CIO Dive
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  • Verst Logistics Set to Open New E-Commerce Product Fulfillment Center

    Verst Logistics is opening a new e-commerce order fulfillment center in Hebron, Kentucky, in late June 2018. The nearly 400,000 square foot facility is located near the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, in the foremost logistics corridor in the Midwest. “This location makes it possible to distribute products to approximately 85% of the continental U.S. within 48 hours,” stated Dean Hoerlein, Verst vice president of fulfillment and distribution.

    Jun 13, 2018 | Verst News
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  • One-third of warehouses don't have a warehouse management system

    One out of three warehouses do not have WMS software, making implementing new technology difficult and more costly for companies. Warehouse technology has grown dramatically over the years, and not having a WMS goes against the evolving technologies to make things easier. If technology and warehouse implementation continue to grow at their respective rates, warehouses will fall farther and farther behind.

    Jun 05, 2018 | Supply Chain Dive
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  • Eastman PETG Sleeve Labels Reap Benefits for Craft Brewer

    The global shrink sleeve labels market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the period 2017-2023, dominated by the food and beverage market, according to a June 2018 report from Market Research Future (Maharashtra, India). The upswing results from sleeve-label benefits versus decoration alternatives for bottles and other containers including printed cans. Those advantages are exactly why craft brewer Against The Grain (Louisville) collaborated with specialty plastics provider Eastman (Kingsport, TN) and Verst Packaging (Walton, KY) to create unique shrink-labeled cans.

    Jun 05, 2018 | Plastics Today
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  • Crafty Brewer Harvests Benefits from Sleeve-labeled Cans

    Against the Grain brewery has launched 24 unique SKUs in sleeve-labeled cans. Craft brewer Against The Grain uses graphic-popping shrink-sleeve labels on cans to cut lead times in half, reduce inventory and double sales. Verst’s shrink-labeled cans, made with Eastman Embrace LV copolyester (PETG) labelstock, have helped ATG increase revenue, reduce lead times and double sales with first-rate graphics for a holistic customer experience.

    Jun 05, 2018 | Packaging Digest
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  • Against The Grain Brewery Doubles Sales with Revolutionary Approach for Cans

    Eastman material used by Verst Packaging to create innovative shrink labels for Against The Grain. Eastman’s Embrace™ family of resins for shrink films technology enables Verst Packaging to take shrink sleeve labeling to new dimensions with improved quality, speed to market, and special effects. Verst Packaging turn-key shrink sleeve labeling solution is changing the game for craft beer by making multiple SKU and label designs an affordable with graphics and design elements that stand out on the shelf.

    Apr 24, 2018 | Eastman Company
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  • One-on-One: A Good Time to be in Logistics for the Fast and Accurate

    Verst began as a trucking company but has grown into a diversified logistics company today, including packaging and other operations. Personnel, technology investments drive double-digit growth in a fast-changing market, says Verst Logistics CEO Paul Verst to the Lane Report's Mark Green.

    Feb 12, 2018 | The Lane Report
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  • NKyMR18: Billions of Dollars Pouring into an Already Asset-rich Logistics Scene

    Another major player in logistics in the region is the homegrown Verst Group Logistics, a family-owned business created in 1966 that is headquartered in Walton, not far from the airport. The company stresses that anything deliverable by truck it can “pick, pack and ship” to its destination inside of two days to 85 percent of the U.S. population.

    Feb 07, 2018 | The Lane Report
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  • Verst Announces Organizational Changes

    After an impressive year of double-digit growth in most business units, Verst is pleased to announce organizational changes that will ensure we are prepared to make the most of additional business opportunities and developments anticipated to continue through the coming year.

    Feb 02, 2018 |
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  • Verst Group Logistics to Manage Warehouse Operations for New Arizona Facility

    WALTON, Ky., Feb. 7, 2017 -- Verst Group Logistics today announced that it will partner with global consumer packaged goods manufacturer Huhtamaki, under a long-term dedicated contract to manage its new warehousing and distribution facility within a 750,000/sf building. Located in Goodyear, Arizona, the facility will be a center of manufacturing and distribution operations for servicing Huhtamaki West Coast foodservice packaging and retail tableware markets. Total investment by Huhtamaki will exceed $100 million, and approximately 300 jobs will be created.

    Feb 02, 2018 |
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  • Verst Logistics Distributes Tax Bonuses To Employees Due To Tax Law Change

    Verst Logistics among the growing number of companies passing tax savings on to employees. As part of an internal communication, President and CEO Paul Verst wrote that, as a result of the approved tax reform legislation, "Verst Logistics will realize reduced tax obligations going forward." Speaking directly to employees, he added, "The combination of the efforts of our employees to meet and exceed our customer's requirements, coupled with a more favorable tax environment, makes for a great future for our company. I want to be sure that you and your families share in the benefits of your accomplishments and the new tax reform legislation."

    Jan 24, 2018 |
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  • Verst Logistics Named To 2017 Top 100 3PL Providers List

    Verst Logistics lands a spot on the prestigious Inbound Logistics top 100 list for 2017. "Verst Logistics continues to provide the logistics, transportation and supply chain solutions Inbound Logistics readers need to achieve the visibility and control that drives successful supply chains," said Felecia Stratton, editor, Inbound Logistics. "Verst is flexible and responsive, anticipating customers' evolving needs. Verst deserves recognition for providing the innovative solutions empowering logistics and supply chain excellence in 2017."

    Aug 22, 2017 |
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  • Prominent Northern Kentucky Leaders Create New Community Foundation

    A group of prominent Northern Kentucky business and civic leaders have created a new community-wide foundation that will focus on funding key community needs and programs in Northern Kentucky. The Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky aims to increase philanthropic giving by Northern Kentucky individuals, corporations and organizations for Northern Kentucky purposes, foster this giving community, and build a qualified public charity resource base to better service social needs and projects benefiting the public good.

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
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  • Shrink labels are works of art

    Verst Group Packaging takes care of the application of shrink labels to give beer drinkers an interactive look for cans based on a longer shrink sleeve. This integration of the label will allow consumers to learn more about musical artists, watch their videos, and read their bios by scanning the augmented reality technology label while enjoying the tasty beverage.

    Jan 09, 2017 | Packaging World
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  • Logistics, Logistics, Logistics

    Kentucky has an undeniable geographical advantage when it comes to product distribution and it shows. Since January 2001, Kentucky has logged 400-plus announcements about companies either locating logistics or distribution facilities in the state or expanding existing operations, according to the New and Expanding Industries Report from the Cabinet for Economic Development. The companies created 23,500 jobs and saved about 550 in jeopardy of elimination, the report said. Paul Verst, president and CEO of Verst Group Logistics, based in Walton, heads a 3PL company that has grown steadily in recent years. “The big change that you’ve seen is that in the past logistics was never a board room topic,” Verst said. “But it is now because they are beginning to see how much money is being invested in it.” Verst also talked about how e-commerce is “exploding” and creating plenty of opportunities for companies that handle logistics and distribution.

    Dec 08, 2015 | The Lane Report
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  • Retail's online revolution boosting industrial real estate

    With the growth of ecommerce, companies are seeking out to purchase industrial real estate in the Cincinnati Metropolitan area to get their products to consumers faster and reduce shipping costs. The Northern Kentucky area makes it a dream location hub because of its close proximity to the airport and is within a one-day truck trip of 60 percent of the nation's population. Companies are in huge demand for warehousing and technology solutions to reduce inventory management and distribution costs.

    May 23, 2014 | Cincinnati Enquirer
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