Columbus, Ohio – June 23, 2010 – Columbus, Ohio based warehouse and distribution provider, Spartan Logistics, announced Steve Harmon will be assuming leadership of the company, as his father, Ed Harmon, steps down after 22 years of running the company. 

    “My father founded Spartan in 1988, and has been an outstanding leader in the community, to our customers, and to our employees ever since. His vision and drive built Spartan into a top warehouse and distribution company in Ohio,” Steve Harmon, new Managing Director of Spartan said. “I am honored to come in to this leadership position and continue serving our company, customers and employees. I will strive to continue providing quality service and value-added contributions for our customers. This focus on helping our customers has elevated Spartan to where it is today as a leader in the Ohio warehouse and distribution industry, and I will maintain this caliber of excellence.” 

    Harmon was a CPA and manager for a major accounting firm while helping his father start the company. His initial role at Spartan was designing, planning and implementing accounting and inventory control systems. With more than 15 years of experience managing, pricing, planning and controlling logistics operations, along with his experience managing financing and lending relationships, his move from chief financial officer of Spartan, to Managing Director, was a natural transition.

    “Just as our founders have for the past 22 years, I will work hard to provide our customers with the services that meet their operational requirements and add value to their supply chain.” Harmon said. “With new contracts and locations in all major Ohio regions, as well as in Indiana and South Carolina, the future looks promising for Spartan Logistics.”

    Under Harmon’s leadership, the warehouse and distribution provider will continue to maintain a focus on the handling of food grade materials, glass, paper, and fragile/ high value products. Spartan’s services include order processing, industrial real estate operations and construction, storage, and data integration with customers. In addition to warehousing, Spartan will continue to provide full-service transportation, allowing Spartan to provide seamless pick-up, storage and delivery to its customers.

    Ed Harmon will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and will remain active in the community and as a driving visionary in the logistics industry. “Steve has been a key part of Spartan’s growth and success over the last 15 years. He is ready to take primary responsibility for all facets of Spartan’s operations. He brings an energy and vision that reminds me of when we first started this company.”

    For more information about Spartan warehouses, please visit www.spartanwarehouse.com

    About Spartan
    Spartan was founded in 1988 in Columbus, Ohio as a warehouse and distribution provider to service the growing industrial base and taking advantage of Ohio's central location. Our officers have over 100 years combined experience in the warehousing and distribution field. Spartan's sales focus has been in handling of food grade materials, glass, paper, and fragile/ high value products. In addition to warehousing, Spartan provides full-service transportation. This allows Spartan to provide seamless pick-up, storage and delivery to our customers. 

    We have invested heavily over the last 5 years in custom-designed inventory management software that gives us the full range of warehouse management, billing, electronic data transmission, label generation, and online tracking abilities. We continuously improve supply chain flow for our customers by providing quality service and value added contributions such as packing, quality control, co-packing, EDI integration and inventory management. These contributions have elevated Spartan as a regional leader in the Ohio warehouse and distribution industry. 

    Spartan operates 1.5 Million square feet of industrial real estate in 6 cities in Ohio, Indiana and South Carolina. Spartan is well positioned to provide the high-quality service of a national logistics provider but at costs which add real value to customer supply chains.

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