Monday 20 August 2018
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When it comes to moving customer goods safely, on time, and on budget, Team Hardinger delivers. Industry leading technology, a fleet of company trucks, 600,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a culture of personal accountability gives the Hardinger team the tools it needs to provide consistent value to customers.

“We chose Team Hardinger almost two decades ago because their team collaborated closely with us to solve our unique supply chain issues,” says Bob Guthrie, the Erie plant manager for Berry Plastics. “That ongoing teamwork helped us find efficiencies that have saved us time and money — which is why we still partner with them today.” A Trusted Trucking and Warehousing Partner

Team Hardinger’s experienced drivers deliver on-time 99 percent of the time, and the company wide inventory accuracy rate is 99.9 percent. Those statistics are indicative of the pride the company’s 130 employees take in their work. But the numbers are just part of Team Hardinger’s story.

“The trust our customers place in us — in our company values, our service, and our commitment to finding custom and rapid-response solutions — have made us an industry leader in Erie,” says Team Hardinger owner H. Bender, who purchased the company in 2015. “We are known for our best-in-class capabilities, which former owner Bill Schaal Sr. deserves a lot of credit for. His work and the pride every Hardinger team member takes in their job has us poised for even greater success in the future.”

Bender often points potential customers in search of a transportation and warehousing partner to a 2016 white paper from the Haslam College of Business. The report lays out questions companies should consider before hiring a transportation and warehousing company, such as “Is the transportation system safe and efficient?” “Does the company have high-quality warehouse operations?” and “Does the company offer services beyond basics?” Team Hardinger has the answers.

Read more in the September 2017 edition of the Business Magazine