Warehousing & Logistics

Lineage Acquires Warehousing and E-comm Assets of Burris Logistics

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Lineage Logistics on October 3 announced the acquisition of eight cold storage facilities and e-commerce assets from Burris Logistics, a Milford, Delaware, USA-headquartered temperature-controlled food distribution company. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

This addition to the buyer’s warehousing network will provide nearly 1.3 million square feet of capacity and approximately 115,000 pallet positions across facilities in Lakeland and Jacksonville, Florida; McDonough, Georgia; Edmond, Oklahoma; New Castle, Delaware; Waukesha, Wisconsin; and Federalsburg, Maryland.

The transaction is Lineage’s third proprietary deal with Burris, following acquisition of both its Lyndhurst, Virginia and Haines City, Florida locations from Burris in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

“This represents the trust we have built and the track record we have delivered across our longstanding relationship with Burris, which is demonstrative of Lineage being the industry’s acquirer of choice,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president and chief executive officer of Novi, Michigan-headquartered Lineage. “As with our previous acquisitions from Burris, these complementary locations and their supremely dedicated team members will further fuel our customer-driven approach and serve our vision to become the world’s most dynamic temperature-controlled logistics company.”

A nearly century old, family-owned business, Burris has developed deep relationships with some of the USA’s leading retailers and foodservice companies. The acquired facilities are strategically located in the country’s eastern and midwestern regions, near major highways and transportation hubs, and will serve densely populated markets to help Lineage’s direct-to-consumer fulfillment operation reach all 50 states.

Lineage’s team has over 14 years of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer fulfillment experience, managing end-to-end requirement for more than 100 customers across eight existing locations. Burris’s remaining portfolio will primarily consist of Honor Foods, its foodservice redistribution company, and Trinity Logistics, its freight solutions provider.