“World’s Greatest!…” is a fast-paced half-hour TV show that offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most interesting and unique companies, products, people and travel destinations in the world. The show is entertaining and educational, and often showcases businesses that viewers might otherwise never have heard about – like Henrico-based Riverside Logistics.
The "World’s Greatest!..." episode featuring Riverside Logistics was shot in the summer of 2016 and aired on September 26 and October 10, 2016, on cable TV.
Shipments: 350,000+ annually
Customers: 200+ (domestic and international)
Clients: Small startups to Fortune 500s
When talking to the producers of the show, the Riverside management team was quick to point out the company’s world-class location in Eastern Henrico County near Richmond International Airport (RIC). It’s an ideal location for getting products to market easily and efficiently.
“Our Henrico facility is centrally located on the East Coast,” says Keith Hamlett, President, Riverside Logistics. “Shipments can reach 70 percent of the U.S. population within two days and 50 percent of the U.S. population within one day. The Richmond port (Richmond Marine Terminal) offers a very affordable alternative for companies to bring product further into the East Coast and avoid congestion, and the Norfolk Port is only about an hour and a half away from us.”
A full-service third-party logistics firm, Riverside Logistics leases more than 450,000 square feet of warehouse space, has 70 full-time employees and contracts over 300 transportation companies annually. The company conducts business in all 50 states, Mexico and Canada, plus additional countries in Europe and Asia.
Riverside Logistics’ efficient Transportation Management System and supply chain expertise in the medical device manufacturing industry were what attracted the “World’s Greatest!…” television show producers.
“At Riverside Logistics, we have a proven track record of understanding our customers’ business and supply chain needs,” says Richard Holden, VP of Business Operations, in the “World’s Greatest!…” episode. “Whether it’s in the health care industry or other industries, we team up with the client to deliver the best third-party solutions. With our innovation, our employees, our experience and our technology, Riverside Logistics delivers world-class supply chain logistics.”
The logistics company serves a variety of industries – including medical device, food and beverage, building materials, retail and industrial packaging, metals, chemicals, automotive supply, and paper products, plus a wide variety of consumer products, including durables and non-durables.
Riverside President Keith Hamlett also tells us that while the company serves several Fortune 500 companies, most of its customers – approximately 80 percent – are small, minority- or veteran-owned businesses.
Do you work in the supply chain management or logistics industry? Henrico’s strategic East Coast location near multiple transportation hubs, coupled with the County’s business-friendly environment, makes it an ideal location. Learn more here!