Wagner Logistics to partner with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition on Arkansas project


Media Contact: Brian Smith Wagner Logistics (816) 421-3520 ext. 1382 brian.smith@wagnerlogistics.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2012) – Wagner Logistics has established a partnership with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition that calls for Wagner Logistics to manage the entire warehousing process at the Ainsworth pet food manufacturing facility in Dumas, Ark.

“This is a great opportunity for Wagner Logistics to use our technology and warehouse system expertise to help Ainsworth take its business to the next level,” said Brian Smith, Wagner’s chief executive officer. “Structure, scale and innovation are the keys to providing the kind of service Wagner Logistics customers expect.”

Ainsworth employees who currently work in the warehouse facility will be able to retain their jobs and become Wagner employees. They will need to meet Wagner’s hiring qualifications which include passing a physical, drug screening and background check. There are currently 32 employees who could make the switch and more Wagner employees may be added at a later date.

“Partnering with Wagner will enable us to focus more of our day-to-day energy on making great pet food products for our customers and consumers,” said Jeff Watters, Ainsworth president. “We really found a great partner who brings us systems and technology expertise.”

Wagner will be responsible for all pet food product from the time it is packaged and transported from the plant, to the warehouse until it is loaded onto a truck for customer delivery. Wagner will also be accountable for all inventory at the facility.

Wagner is a family-owned Top 100 third-party logistics provider with seven decades of experience in the supply chain industry. It has approximately 400 employees and is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. The new partnership takes effect immediately.

About Wagner Logistics Wagner Logistics is a leading supply chain management provider offering distribution center, fulfillment and transportation services across the United States. Current offices include Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Pine Bluff, AR, Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. Wagner combines high-tech tools with high-touch product pampering to ensure that inventory is where it needs to be, when it’s needed, in the condition customers expect. From product displays to complex fulfillment to vertical supply chains for fragile products, we want to tackle your biggest challenges. Bring it! To learn more, visit: www.wagnerlogistics.com

About Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is a fifth generation family-owned and operated company named after one of the company’s founders, George Ainsworth Lang. The company is focused entirely on pets, catering to all segments of the pet food industry. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has three business units including DAD’S Pet Care, Ainsworth Specialty Brands and Ainsworth Custom. The company makes a wide spectrum of pet foods and snacks from brands that offer sound nutrition and convenience to ultra-premium specialty foods. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is committed to food safety and manufactures all of its pet food in the United States using whole grains and quality meats that can be traced throughout the entire food chain. To learn more, visit:


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