PCWC Celebrates National Administrative Professionals Day!

posted May 2, 2017, 7:37 AM by Connie Anderson

National Administrative Professionals’ Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day,  is observed on the Wednesday of the last full week in April of each year.  It is a day to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.  

This year on Wednesday, April 26, PCWC honors the Customer Care team and other administrative positions for their contributions to the organization.  We couldn't service our customers they way we do without them!  They are the heart of the organization!  A big THANK YOU to this team in Ontario and Chino.

       
  

Press Release: Pacific Coast Warehouse appoints new President

posted Jan 26, 2017, 11:05 AM by Connie Anderson   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 8:59 AM ]

Pacific Coast Warehouse appoints new President

Ontario, CA - Pacific Coast Warehouse Company announces that Jim Emmerling has joined the PCW team to further the growth of the PCW organization and brand.  Jim comes with a vast wealth of experience in the 3PL industry, having spent the last 12 years in executive positions with Weber Logistics and Aspen Logistics.  In both organizations, Jim was instrumental in the company operations, customer relationships and the corporate strategy of growth.

After an extensive search and specific candidate qualifications, the PCW organization selected Jim as the visionary executive to take the company and its employees to the next level.

Marcia Alphson, Owner, said, “Jim’s experience, industry expertise and commitment to excellence makes him a key addition to the PCW family.  We believe that he will bring new ideas to the business and a solution-oriented approach to our customers.  With the increasing demand from customers, Jim will lead our team to exceptional service, sustained quality and cohesive relationships.  We are excited to see where Jim takes us”.

About Pacific Coast Warehouse Company

PCW is a third party logistics company in southern California which offers customers a range of logistics services in warehousing, transportation and value added services.  With a mission to meet or exceed customer requirements in on time, complete and damage free supply chains services, PCW is positioned to be a “partner of choice” to its customers.  Its core beliefs of Stewardship, Unity, Betterment and Authenticity are the cornerstone values to its operational approach of the PCW WAY.

 

Pacific Coast Warehouse to Open New Facility in Chino, California

posted Jun 29, 2015, 12:33 PM by David Strawn   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:37 AM by Connie Anderson ]



JLL completes new 181,891 SF lease for third-party logistics firm

CHINO, Calif., June 26, 2015 — Pacific Coast Warehouse, one of California's premier third-party logistics firm, has signed a new lease for the entire 181,891-square-foot building located at 15989 Cypress Avenue in Chino, California.  Pacific Coast Warehouse occupies the building as a chemical warehouse and distribution facility for its growing customer base that desire hazmat storage for their flammables, oxidizers, corrosives, etc.  The distribution center has several multi temperature zones including frozen, refrigerated, air conditioned and ambient storage rooms. 

JLL Los Angeles’ Tim O'Rourke and Barry Hill represented Pacific Coast Warehouse in the lease. The landlord, The Carson Companies, was represented by Chuck Belden at Cushman & Wakefield.
 After a comprehensive market analysis, Pacific Coast Warehouse chose this building because of the outstanding location within the West Inland Empire and the existing infrastructure and equipment that was included as part of the long term lease transaction," said O'Rourke.  "Despite the extremely active Inland Empire industrial  market, we were able to negotiate favorable terms for this premier building.

About PCW:

Pacific Coast Warehouse Company dates back more than 87 years and has clearly become one of the finest 3rd party distribution organizations in the Western United States by operating as an extension of their customer 
 and focusing on service.  Pacific Coast Warehouse Company is a privately-owned company who understands that quality service, flexibility, technology, and value added services are required for effective supply chain management.   Pacific Coast Warehouse Company currently operates 1,000,000 square feet of space in Southern and Northern California. Pacific Coast Warehouse has numerous electronics, retail, clothing, and food/beverage customers (FDA & ASI licensed).  PCW is ABC licensed to store beer, wine & spirits.  PCW’s separate stand-alone DC handles chemical and HazMat materials.  

For more information about Pacific Coast Warehouse Co., visit www.pcwc.com or email us at: cma@pcwc.com




About JLL 

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or  316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further 

information, visit www.jll.com.

Contact: David Ebeling 
Phone: +1 949 861 8351 
Email: david@ebelingcomm.com

Pacific Coast Warehouse Company New Chemical DC

posted Jun 18, 2015, 11:06 AM by David Strawn   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:19 AM by Connie Anderson ]






CHINO, CALIF., June 1, 2015 — Pacific Coast Warehouse Company expanded into 190,000-square-foot Distribution Center located at 15989 Cypress Avenue in Chino, Calif. Pacific Coast Warehouse occupies the entire building.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Southern California Industrial Tenant Representation Team of Executive Vice President Tim O’Rourke and Senior Vice President Barry Hill represented Pacific Coast Warehouse in the transaction.  








Pacific Coast Warehouse Company dates back more than 87 years and has clearly become one of the finest 3rd party distribution organizations in the Western United States by operating as an extension of their customer and focusing on service.  Pacific Coast Warehouse Company is a privately-owned company who understands that quality service, flexibility, technology, and value added services are required for effective supply chain management.  Pacific Coast Warehouse Company currently operates 1,000,000 square feet of space in Southern and Northern California.

15989 Cypress Ave


PCW Expands Transportation Services

posted Apr 1, 2014, 10:43 AM by Michael Waring   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:50 AM by Connie Anderson ]





ONTARIO, CALIF., April 1, 2014 — Pacific Coast Warehouse Company, often referred to as PCW or PCWC, is proud to announce expansion of their Transportation Services.  

PCW has expanded relationships with several carrier partners this month nationwide.  Additionally, PCW has increased their transportation services to include:
  • Full Truckload
  • LTL Transportation Consolidation Program
  • In-house Drayage Services (origin & destination)
  • Freight Consolidation
  • Just-In-Time Distribution
  • Direct Store Delivery (DSD)
  • Claims Management
  • Fully Integrated transportation Management Solutions (TMS)
  • Flatbed, box truck, full trailer, refrigerated, & temp. controlled
  • Intermodal
  • Retail Chain Programs
  • Logistic Programs & Product Roll-outs
  • Expedited sourcing solutions (Air/Ground)
  • Domestic (all 50 states) & International (Canada & Mexico) Solutions
  • White glove approached handling

Michael Waring, Vice President of  PCW stated, “Expansion of our transportation services will further diversify the services our company provides.  Doing so will further strengthen the relationship we have with our customers who are in need of both transportation and warehousing services.  Providing additional services will help our customers succeed financially and increase the value we deliver as a 3PL provider in their supply-chain.”

About PCW:

Pacific Coast Warehouse is a third party logistics provider based in California and has over 70,000 food grade rack and bulk pallet storage positions in Southern and Northern California markets. As a unique 3rd party service provider, PCWC extends a complete line of Warehousing, Value Added Services including Fulfillment including Pick/Pack operations, and a Transportation department offering all levels of service (drayage, intermodal, full truckload, flatbed, LTL).   
  
Pacific Coast Warehouse has numerous electronics, retail, clothing, and food/beverage customers (FDA & ASI licensed).  PCW is ABC licensed to store beer, wine & spirits.  PCW’s separate stand-alone DC handles chemical and HazMat materials.  PCW’s Transportation Services provides many of their customers’ drayage, LTL and outbound transportation needs flawlessly and economically. 

For more information about Pacific Coast Warehouse Co., visit www.pcwc.com or email us at: cma@pcwc.com

PCW Expands Marketing Partnership with Inbound Logistics Magazine

posted Feb 25, 2014, 2:36 PM by Michael Waring   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:47 AM by Connie Anderson ]



ONTARIO, CALIF., February 25, 2014 — Pacific Coast Warehouse Company, often referred to as PCW or PCWC, is proud to announce a marketing expansion with Inbound Logistics Magazine. 

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Inbound Logistics (http://www.inboundlogistics.com/provides the latest news about warehousing, logistics, supply chain management, transportation, logistics IT, 3PLs, cargo, freight and shipping.  Every month, this free magazine brings the freshest ideas in sourcing, logistics and transportation to business professionals in both Online and print formats.

 PCW’s initial one-page ad (http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/31228169debuted in Inbound Logistics’ January 2014 issue, “163 Ways to Supercharge your Supply Chain”.  Additionally, PCW’s company profile is published in the “2014 Logistics Planner Special Issue” and online (http://www.inboundlogistics.com/digital/digital_planner2014.pdf ).

http://www.inboundlogistics.com/digital/issues/il_digital_january2014.pdf


Jim Marcoly, President of PCW stated, “Expanding our marketing presence and visibility is a key initiative for our company.  Teaming up with Inbound Logistics is one of many avenues we will pursue.  PCW will continue to strategically partner with industry leaders to maintain long-term sustainable growth.”

About PCW:

http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/31228169

Pacific Coast Warehouse is a third party logistics provider based in California and has over 70,000 food grade rack and bulk pallet storage positions in Southern and Northern California markets. As a unique 3rd party service provider, PCWC extends a complete line of WarehousingValue Added Services including Fulfillment including Pick/Pack operations, and a Transportation department offering all levels of service (drayage, intermodal, full truckload, flatbed, LTL).   

  

Pacific Coast Warehouse has numerous electronics, retail, clothing, and food/beverage customers (FDA & ASI licensed).  PCW is ABC licensed to store beer, wine & spirits.  PCW’s separate stand-alone DC handles chemical and HazMat materials.  PCW’s Transportation Services provides many of their customers’ drayage, LTL and outbound transportation needs flawlessly and economically.  

For more information about Pacific Coast Warehouse Co., visit www.pcwc.com.

PCW Proud to Celebrate 87 Years of Service

posted Jan 14, 2014, 9:59 AM by David Strawn   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:55 AM by Connie Anderson ]





ONTARIO, CALIF., January, 14, 2014 — Pacific Coast Warehouse Company, often referred to as PCW or PCWC, is proud to celebrate 87 years of service. A long history of operations in California have helped PCW to become a sought after partner across multiple verticals. 

Over the years PCW has had many notable milestones but here are few:

 
   • Founded in 1927 Pacific Coast Terminal Warehouse Company opens in Los Angeles.

    • In 1941 Pacific Coast was forced out of the then current facility by the military and moved to another location in Los Angeles.

    • After World War II in 1950 Pacific Coast moved to the Central Manufacturing District Terminal in Vernon.


    • The 70’s saw Pacific Coast name changed to the current Pacific Coast Warehouse Company and expand its
 service offerings to include Transportation to further service its customers. 

    • The 80’s saw PCW expand to Northern California into Union City to service the Port of Oakland and beyond. 

    • In 1987 PCW moved operations to Chino just prior to the 1988 Los Angeles earthquake that nearly destroys the previous facility in Vernon. 

    • In 2011 PCW moved two Chino operations to a new state of the art facility in Ontario. 

    • To date PCW operates three facilities, two in Southern (Ontario & Chino) and one in Northern (Newark) with a combined 70,000 pallet locations.   

“Our longevity in the market speaks for itself. By always thinking service first and constantly looking how we can provide better and expanded services, we have been able to stay successful. We take great pride in our history and are always looking to learn from it.” 
–Jim Marcoly, President, PCW 

In 87 years of service PCW has become one of the finest 3rd party logistics (3PL) organizations in the Western United States by operating as an extension of their customers and focusing on service. PCW is a privately-owned company who understands that quality service, flexibility, technology, and value added services are required for effective supply chain management.  PCW currently operates multiple facilities in Southern and Northern California distributing goods ranging from food & beverages, apparel & footwear, electronics, beer wine & spirits, house wares, sporting goods to hazardous chemicals & industrial materials depending on the facility.  




Pacific Coast Warehouse Company Finishes 2013 with a Push in Value Added Services

posted Jan 14, 2014, 9:51 AM by David Strawn   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:16 AM by Connie Anderson ]



ONTARIO, CALIF., January 13, 2014 — Pacific Coast Warehouse Company, often referred to as PCW or PCWC, finished 2013 with large and successful pushes in value added services (VAS) for many of it’s customers.  With heavy holiday and Black Friday volumes PCW was asked to help ensure all products were ready and in time for the holidays and PCW answered the call.

A couple of highlights of the busy and successful 2013 holiday season:

·        Over 100,000 units shipped for E-Commerce / E-Fulfillment for both B2B and B2C in the final weeks of 2013 alone

·        90 forty-foot ocean containers of goods re-worked and re-ticketed due to a last minute supply issue in customer’s production overseas 

·        Over 43,000 units sorted and re-packed for a project that is now scheduled quarterly to help a customer with seasonal items

 “Our marketplace is ever evolving and as a 3PL provider, we must be able to provide flexible solutions and react quickly for our customers. Often times those solutions are value added services needed in a crunch to get products to the market. These solutions are one of the many ways PCW strives to be not just a provider but a partner.”

– Jim Marcoly, President PCW

PCW dates back 87 years and has clearly become one of the finest 3rd party logistics organizations in the Western United States by operating as an extension of their customers and focusing on service. PCW is a privately-owned company who understands that quality service, flexibility, technology, and value added services are required for effective supply chain management.  PCW currently operates multiple facilities in Southern and Northern California distributing goods ranging from food & beverages, apparel & footwear, electronics, beer wine & spirits, house wares, sporting goods to hazardous chemicals & industrial materials depending on the facility.    


National Association of Chemical Distributors!

posted Jan 3, 2014, 4:45 PM by David Strawn   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 11:12 AM by Connie Anderson ]



We are proud to announce as of August, 2011, Pacific Coast Warehouse Company became a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors!
 
As a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, Pacific Coast Warehouse Company is committed to continuous improvement in the chemical distribution industry's responsible management of chemicals. We pledge to manage our business according to these principals.
 
  • To recognize and respond to community concern about chemicals, their handling and transportation. 
  • To make health, safety, and environment considerations a priority in our planning for all existing and new operations, products, processes, and facilities. 
  • To operate our facilities in a manner that protects the health and safety of our employees, the public, and the environment. 
  • To participate with government and others in creating responsible laws, regulations, and standards to safeguard the community, workplace, and environment.
To promote the principals and practices of Responsible Distribution by sharing experiences and offering assistance to others who produce, handle, use, transport, or dispose of chemicals. 

Smart Use of Racks and Lift Trucks Helps One Warehouse Act like Two

posted Sep 13, 2013, 11:43 AM by David Strawn   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 8:45 AM by Connie Anderson ]



Pacific Coast Warehouse Co. was able to consolidate two locations into a smaller footprint thanks to a total handling solution that includes taller racks and deep-reach lift trucks.

Consolidating two warehouse spaces into one meant a chance for Pacific Coast Warehouse Company to gain efficiency and improve control over product and equipment. But it also meant a different warehouse design and putting a new fleet of lift trucks to work in racking that is significantly higher than in the existing locations.

Raymond Handling Solutions, with headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., helped the company devise a material handling system using deep-reach lift trucks to place loads of product on 26-foot-high racks. The change enabled Pacific Coast Warehouse to replace multiple facilities totaling 625,000 square feet with a single 412,000-square-foot warehouse in Ontario, Calif., with double-deep racking and more than 45,000 pallet positions.

“Our objective was to improve productivity and to be able to store the same number of pallets and get the same revenue in a smaller footprint, because we can cube the warehouse higher,” says Dave Boras, chief financial officer of Pacific Coast Warehouse.

Handling Overseas Business

Pacific Coast Warehouse, in business since 1927, is a third-party logistics company operating more than 1.3 million square feet of warehousing space in southern and northern California. The new facility in Ontario is part of the company’s continuous effort to improve its operation in both logistics and productivity and so reduce costs to customers.

The company provides storage, handling and transportation services to manufacturers who import product from overseas. Products are picked up at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, stored, and then shipped as directed, mainly to big-box retailers and wholesale clubs. Before building the new facility, Pacific Coast Warehouse operated from two side-by-side warehouses in Chino, Calif.

“We had an opportunity to terminate our lease in the Chino facilities and move to a 412,000-square-foot facility in Ontario,” says Boras. “The difference was that while the old building had a 26-foot clear height, the new facility is 32 feet clear. So we had to design a whole different racking structure.”

Raymond Handling Solutions, a supplier of lift trucks and other equipment to Pacific Coast Warehouse for 26 years, was selected for the project in a competitive review process after proposing an integrated solution that included racking, lift trucks and a comprehensive lift truck service program.

“What we did was start from the beginning, helping with the design,” says Rene Lopez, senior account manager with Raymond Handling Solutions. “We determined the optimum rack height and rack spacing. We had face-to-face and phone conversations with our structural engineer. It was not just a case of selling uprights and beams.” Lopez also took Pacific Coast personnel on visits to sites where Raymond Handling Solutions had installed large deep-reach racking systems.

The Right Lift Trucks

“We saw the equipment operating in the same rack environment that we would be getting,” says Boras. “It allowed us the comfort of being able to talk to the operators there and see how they were dealing with the higher racking.”

“Raymond Handling Solutions also brought in the exact equipment we would be using for our operators to try out. That helped them get used to what they could expect when working in our new environment.”

Today 17 Raymond Model 7400 Deep-Reachelectric lift trucks work in Pacific Coast’s new facility,

navigating 10-foot-wide aisles. The trucks, with a 444-inch maximum elevated height and 3,200-pound capacity, offered advantages over the AC-travel/DC-lift units the company used previously. All-AC operation (both travel and lift) is largely responsible for the greater productivity and energy savings.

The lift trucks feature open view masts, which provide a full view of the pallet load and fork tips. “Going from the existing warehouse where top load was only 18 feet high, to a new facility with racking 26 feet tall

at the top beam, visibility became a critical part of the decision,” Lopez recalls.

An opportunity charging system delivers further cost savings and productivity gains. Operators charge batteries during breaks and lunch periods so that there is no need for battery changeouts for recharging at shift changes: A single battery stays with the truck through both daily work shifts. Thus instead of having to purchase two batteries per truck, Pacific Coast Warehouse purchased just one per truck, plus two for backup (a total of 19).

 

Work Flow

In operation at the Chino site, materials arrive from overseas in cubed-out 53-foot-long shipboard containers. A lumper service builds pallets, which are used to handle about half the loads; lift trucks using carton clamps handle the balance of product without palletized loads.

These propane-fueled sit-down lift trucks deliver loads from the receiving dock to a staging area, and from there the Reach-Fork trucks put them away in the racking. Outgoing orders are collected using Raymond Model 5400 orderpickers with fork-elevated height up to 25 feet. Those trucks deliver orders to the shipping dock, where they are loaded onto trailer by the sit-down units.

Equipment Maintenance

Helping to keep the lift trucks running is a comprehensive maintenance agreement covering maintenance and service provided by Raymond Handling Solutions.

“As CFO, I recognize that our second biggest cost other than rent is labor,” says Boras. “We have to keep our labor productive and efficient. So keeping the equipment up and running is paramount in sustaining the productive environment we need.”

As a result of this consolidation and the conversion to all-AC-drive lift trucks, Pacific Coast Warehouse achieved 20 to 25 percent higher productivity and15 to 20 percent energy savings compared with the previous operations.


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