Columbian Speaking at SQF International Conference


Columbian Logistics Network is pleased to announce that Blair Thomas, Director of Customer Care, will present at the 2015 SQF International Conference. The conference is hosted by the Safe Quality Food Institute, whose mission is “To deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors…”.

Thomas will deliver a presentation titled “Walls To Wheels: Extending SQF Principals Across The Supply Chain”.  “As a company our most fundamental value is Safety, and that includes food safety. We hope this content will help food safety professionals bring back tactics and processes that will help extend food safety out into areas of the supply chain that have historically been ‘rusty links'” Said Thomas.

The conference will take place in Indianapolis, November 3rd – 5th. To learn more about the conference, please visit the SQF International Conference website here.

Columbian Logistics Network named 2015 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider

Columbian Logistics Network has been named a 2015 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider by Food Logistics Magazine. The list, published annually, serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. Columbian Logistics provides transportation and warehousing with a focus on food safety. Its warehouses are independently audited and certified SQF level 2 by the AIB International, as well as certified organic (OTCO) by the Oregon Tilth.

2015 Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

Food Logistics Magazine 2015 Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

“Food safety is one of the biggest issues for today’s 3PLs and cold storage providers, who are confronted with new demands from consumers, customers and regulatory compliance requirements as a result of the Food Safety and Modernization Act,” noted Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. “The companies on Food Logistics’ 2015 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list are among those in our industry who are expanding their portfolio of services to meet these new demands related to food safety while simultaneously assuring cold chain integrity.”

Companies on this year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers are profiled in the August 2015 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at

For more information about Food Logistics Top 3PL & Cold Storage list, please contact Mandy VanHaitsma at 616-460-5489 or

Q2 2014 Newsletter

Columbian Logistics Network has released its Q2 2014 Newsletter. Topics included in this quarters issue include:

  • Summer Food Safety
  • Employee Online Access
  • Trucking Capacity Solutions
  • Lead Generation Program
  • Sprinter Services Promotions
  • Driver Referral Program
  • Legendary Customer Service Award
  • Upcoming Events

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2nd Quarter Newsletter

This quarter’s newsletter includes articles featuring a recognition to the Food Logiststics Top 100 Green Providers list, advancements toward Organic Certification in our food (more…)