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Wannemacher Acquires Midwest Spray Drying Company -

Adds It To Their Food Packaging Division

Lima, Ohio, December 14, 2012

Wannemacher Total Logistics has purchased Midwest Spray Drying Company, located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The company was purchased from Miller & Associates of Lima, Ohio Midwest Spray Drying becomes a part of Wannemacher’s fast-growing Packaging Division. Wannemacher Total Logistics is headquartered in Lima, Ohio.

Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid or slurry by rapidly drying with a hot gas. The liquid is sprayed into a large, food-grade drying tower that dries the atomized liquid, resulting in a fine powder. The Midwest Spray Drying facility has two additional drying towers that further process the powder, making the powder finer and producing even higher yields.

The resulting powders are used in a wide variety of products including spices, flavorings, teas, and even pharmaceutical ingredients.

The Upper Sandusky facility has USDA, FDA and Kosher certifications. Its food-grade tower dryer produces up to 1500 pounds of product per hour. Midwest Spray Drying can custom-blend the liquid or receive the pre-mixed liquid from the customer for drying. There are also various packaging options available to clients.

Andy Wannemacher, Vice President of Wannemacher Total Logistics, said, “There are few independent spray drying facilities in the country that offer co-pack contract services. This facility is another service that fits perfectly with our other packaging industry options.” The Wannemacher Packaging Division also includes a Liquid Filling plant in Van Wert, Ohio.


Lima-area small business to Obama: "We did build that"

Wannemacher Total Logistics hosts NFIB Bus Tour

October 25, 2012

By SARAH STEMEN Click here for the full Lima News Story

LIMA — A group of Allen County business owners gathered to rally for change in the White House behind local Republican candidates at Wannemacher Total Logistics this morning.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, state Sen. Keith Faber, R-Celina, and state Rep. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, expressed their support for local small businesses and gave reasons why President Barack Obama should be voted out of office at the event put on by the National Federation of Independent Business.

“We all have one thing in common, and that’s that we have built our businesses,” said Wannemacher president, Greg Wannemacher. “You can imagine how offended we were at President Obama’s comment, ‘You didn’t build that.’ Government mandates have been strapping small businesses like ours and their opportunities to grow.”


Greg Wannemacher named "Allen County Visionary of the Year"

October 11, 2012

By JIM KRUMEL Click here for the full Lima News Story

LIMA – Greg Wannemacher knows the value of dreaming, persistence and hard work.

He also knows it pays to listen.

Those traits were the cornerstone of Wannemacher Truck Lines when he opened the company in 1991. They continue to be its backbone as the company has grown into one of Allen County’s logistics leaders. Today, it consists of 60 trucks and 165 trailers.

Wannemacher’s success story was recognized Thursday evening by the Allen County Visionaries, who named him the Allen County Visionary of the Year. He was one of three people receiving awards during the business group’s 20th anniversary celebration at Shawnee Country Club.

Visionary President Jim Reber told the crowd of more than 100 people that during the past 20 years, the business organization has helped bring $2.4 billion in capital investments to Allen County with several major projects currently in the works. He cautioned, however, that for the group to continue to help the area’s business community it will need to continue to evolve.

“Work force development must be a key area of emphasis,” Reber said. “Regional cooperation is also critical if we are to thrive.”

Wannemacher’s company has been one of the area’s success stories. Now known as Wannemacher Total Logistics, it consists of five facilities at various locations around the Lima metro area. That includes more than 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space.

In building his company, Wannemacher made it a point to be active in the community. He is a past president of the Visionaries, has served on the Shawnee School Board and has volunteered with Health Partners of Western Ohio, among other things.

“When I was a student at Bluffton College, a professor stressed to us that as we achieve success, it’s important to give back to the community. That was a lesson worth taking to heart,” Wannemacher said.


Wannemacher Wins OTA Top Safety Award

September 19,2012

Wannemacher Total Logistics was recently named the winner of the 2011 Ohio Trucking Association's prestigious President's Trophy for outstanding efforts in overall Fleet Safety. Wannemacher also garnered top spot in the Small Fleet Category 3,000,001-5,000,000 mile level.

The award, sponsored by Great West Casualty, was presented during OTA's Annual Convention Banquet at the Kingsgate Marriott in Cincinnati.


Wannemacher Names Denny Staude Plant Manager At Van Wert

February 13, 2012

LIMA, OHIO - Denny Staude was recently named Plant Manager of Wannemacher Total Logistics’ Van Wert, Ohio liquid food filling facilities.

Staude will be responsible for the daily operation and production at the Van Wert facility.

During his 30 year career, he has worked in various positions in the food and dairy industry with such companies as Borden and General Foods. He was most recently Vice President of Operations at International Dairy Ingredients in Wapakoneta.

The Van Wert plant was acquired by Wannemacher Total Logistics late in 2011. The purchase allowed Wannemacher to add liquid filling to its extensive lineup of contract packaging services while also adding to the firm’s more than 1 million square feet of warehousing space as well. Wannemacher Total Logistics was founded in 1991 and includes freight logistics, distribution services, warehousing, transportation, and contract packaging.


Wannemacher Employees Obtain Certifications, Training

November 21, 2011

LIMA, OHIO - Candice Burden, Tracy Miller, and James Lee of Wannemacher Total Logistics, recently traveled to Cincinnati for two days of intensive training to receive certification in both Department of Transportation 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Transportation and IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods - Dangerous Goods By Sea).

The DOT 49 CFR training is required all ground hazmat carriers for persons working with hazardous materials as defined by the Department of Transportation. The certification topic covered include: Use of the Hazardous Materials Table, Hazmat Transportation Security, When & How To Label, and Emergency Response & Reporting, Preparation of Shipping Papers, Proper Package Marking, and Placarding Bulk Containers & Vehicles.

The IMDG training is required for all shore-side staff whose duties involve them in the preparation and transport of dangerous goods by sea. Persons now required to take this training include; Shippers and forwarders, Container packers and consolidators, Shipping line operations and booking staff, Stevedores, Port staff and Cargo surveyors

Mike Honigford of Wannemacher Total Logistics recently received OSHA Safety Training certification. Honigford’s training covered two days of training on safety subjects including (among others): Intro to OSHA (Parts 1 & 2), Walking and Working Surfaces, Material Handling/Ergonomics, Basic Electricity, Hazard, Communication/Machine Guarding, and Personal Protective Equipment.

The training was held at the WCORHA offices on Ft. Amanda Road in Lima.

Scott Cockerell and Brian Mauk of Wannemacher Total Logistics, recently traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to attend the International Warehouse Logistics Association’s (IWLA) Essentials Course.

The Essentials training course covers the fundamentals and latest trends in warehouse logistics management. The course for industry newcomers is taught by industry experts from across the country. The 13 topics taught addressed functional and operational areas of third-party logistics and transportation operations. The course also included case studies, hands-on exercises and discussions designed to build skills in management and improve client service satisfaction.

The IWLA Essential course took four days to complete.


Lima company buys Van Wert honey facility

By J.D. Bruewer - The Lima News
November 18, 2011
VAN WERT — A Lima company has purchased a Van Wert honey packaging plant in an effort to expand its packaging services.

Continuing its move from transportation to diversified logistics company, Wannemacher Total Logistics has purchased the liquid-filling facilities of Golden Heritage Foods.

The purchase of the Van Wert plant's ultramodern equipment and capacity allows Wannemacher to add liquid filling to its lineup of contract packaging services.

“The facility fits into our plans perfectly, giving us not only another attractive service we can offer customers, but at the same time, a presence nationally,” Greg Wannemacher said. {READ MORE}


Wannemacher Enterprises expanding, adding 12

10/7/2009 5:00 PM
LIMA – It's welcome news in the current economy. A local business is growing. Wannemacher Enterprises owner Greg Wannemacher told Allen County commissioners on Wednesday that his trucking, warehousing and logistics company is adding 100,000 square feet and 12 jobs...{READ MORE}

TCA announces "Best Fleets to Drive For"

March 11, 2009 10:56 AM

Fremont Contract Carriers, based in Fremont NE, and Wannemacher Enterprises, Lima OH, have been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) as the "Best Fleets to Drive For." {READ MORE}

 


 

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