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Call to Action: January 25, 2017 - Southeast Severe Weather

 is in need of a 50,000 sqft of warehouse space in both Hattiesburg, MS and Tifton, GA. If you are able to donate this space or would like more information, please 
contact me; or submit your offer here:

We anticipate there will be additional not yet identified needs for warehouse space, transportation, and material handling equipment. These requests may take several days to a week to surface as damage assessments are completed and local resources are exhausted. As requests are received they will be shared via this forum and 
on our logistics map:

Congratulations to Paul Delp—40-year WERC member—for community service award

Paul Delp has been an extremely dedicated and highly committed member of the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) for the past 40 years. In particular, he’s taken on leadership roles in the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware WERCouncil (as a past president and most recently as treasurer). And, he serves as president of the American Chain of Warehouses Inc.

So it came as no surprise to learn of his receipt of a community service award honoring his devotion to the Borough of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Lauded on February 15, 2017 by Mayor Andy Szekely in a proclamation that acknowledged Delp’s efforts on behalf of numerous community agencies, he has served as a member of the PennSuburban Chamber of Greater Montgomery County since 1987, and worked with the North Penn United Way, North Penn Boys and Girls Club, and the North Penn Commons (a collaborative nonprofit).

Additionally, as president of Lansdale Warehouse Co.—a company originally founded by his father Ellis Delp as less-than-truckload hauler Lansdale Transportation in 1958—Delp’s operation has donated space for storage of the community’s holiday decorations and signage honoring local heroes.

Not only did Delp inherit the business from his father, which now operates more than 600,000 square feet of warehouse space located in five facilities in nearby towns, but also he inherited his father’s dedication to community service. Ellis Delp served as Lansdale’s mayor for two terms, from 1962-1970. As the younger Delp recalled: "When my dad was mayor, we used to have swearings-in of police officers in our living room, often with dozens of people present."

"Paul squeezes more into a day than most of us can manage in a month," observes Michael Mikitka, WERC CEO. "WERC is grateful to Paul for all he does for our organization, and it’s not a surprise to see him deliver that same level of commitment to his community. We’re honored to be associated with him—congratulations Paul!"


DC Measures Study 2017: Take the Survey Today

WERC’s research team is currently conducting the survey upon which the 2017 edition of the DC Measures Study will be based. As the leading industry reference benchmarking the metrics that improve warehousing practices, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to contribute your own facility’s data.

This 14th annual report will break down the differences between "Best-in-Class" and "Major Opportunity" facilities, with findings that link key metrics to industry types, supply chain structures and overall strategies. Through key input from industry professionals like yourself, all warehouse managers—and their operations—will benefit.

For more information and to complete the survey, click here

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