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American Heart Association FUNdraising

Columbian Logistics - Heart Month Collage

February is designated ‘Heart Month’ by the American Heart Association, and Columbian Logistics Network employees engaged in a variety of fundraising and awareness activities to help strike out heart disease. A  company wide 50/50 raffle, Bowl-A-Thon, and ‘Pie Your Manager’ challenge raised a total of $2,801 for the American Heart Association!

Extra special thanks go to the Columbian Human Resource Team, who organized and ran all of the Heart Month Events. Thank you Jilia, Chris and Julie!!

If you have questions about Columbian Logistics American Heart Association Fundraising efforts, please contact Jilia Hagen at

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Columbian Scores 100% on Audit

The Columbian Distribution Services (CDS) division recently scored a perfect 100% on a rigorous customer audit.  The customer, who prefers to remain anonymous, performs semi-annual unannounced (surprise!) audits of our facility, processes, and systems.  The all-day audit covers 8 key aspects of warehouse operations: Physical Security & Monitoring, Electronic Monitoring, Access Control, Product Storage, Operational Documentation, Warehouse Operation Processes, Administrative Operations, and Physical Inventory.

While the CDS crew has consistently earned satisfactory marks over the years, this is the second year in a row they’ve achieved a perfect score.  Bill Ekberg, senior facility manager, had this to say about the score:

“The audit has changed over the last few years.  It used to measure how your operation looked on that day, but now it measures your operational performance over time.  It’s much tougher to pass, let alone earn a perfect score.  This accomplishment is a testament to the day-to-day rigor with which we treat this customer’s business.”

Columbian Logistics Network To Present at Michigan Safety Conference

Columbian Logistics Network is pleased to announce that it will present at the 86th Annual Michigan Safety Conference ( April . The two day conference April 19-20th) is organized and operated as a not-for-profit corporation. Membership is on a voluntary basis, with representatives from business, industry, education, labor and government. Over 3,000 attendees make up the safety, health and environmental employees who seek information on the latest techniques and equipment. This year’s event will be be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Devos Place Convention Center. Content divisions include:

  • Agricultural Safety & Rescue
  • CET Division
  • Chemical Division
  • Construction Division
  • Emergency MGT & Fire Safety
  • Environmental MGT. Division
  • Healthcare Division
  • Industrial Division
  • Industrial Hygiene Division
  • Metal Fabricating Section
  • Public Utility & Employer Division
  • Risk & Insurance Division
  • Security Division
  • Transportation Division

Bob Christian, Executive Vice President of Operations at Columbian Logistics Network, will present ‘Building a Culture of Safety’, which will detail the successful steps Columbian Logistics has taken to promote safety throughout the organization, as well leveraging it’s commitment as a competitive advantage.

For questions about Columbian Logistics Network’s presentation, please contact Blair Thomas,, Director of Customer Care.

For more information about the Michigan Safety Conference,  visit