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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Verst Named as Semi-Finalist for the Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards

Verst Group Logistics is proud to announce the recognition as a Semi-Finalist for the 17th Annual, 2016 Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards.


Verst Group Logistics is a family-owned supply chain management company providing fully integrated Warehousing, Logistics, Transportation, Packaging and Fulfillment services. Strategically headquartered in Northern Kentucky, Verst Group operates numerous "clean and lean" 3PL facilities in several states including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Verst Group's turnkey services shorten dock-to-stock time, reduce waste, and improve the bottom line for market leaders.  

Verst Group Logistics is honored to be a semi-finalist and would like to thank the Goering Center for this truly amazing honor. 

As a semi-finalist, Verst Group Logistics will be further evaluated by an independent panel of judges who will be looking at their hiring and employment practices, specifically as to whether those practices have helped them unify a multigenerational workforce. 
This annual recognition program, in its 17th year, honors Cincinnati regional businesses that exemplify the best in family and private business practices. Each year over 500 businesses are nominated for these awards and from those numbers 75 semi-finalists are selected.

On September 13, 2016 one winner and two finalists will be announced in both family and private business divisions that are also categorized by their number of employees. 
The 2016 Goering Center Hall of Fame winner will be celebrated, and one volunteer will be named the 2016 Baldwin Volunteer of the Year for their dedication and service to the Goering Center.

Established in 1989, the Goering Center for Family & Private Business serves more than 400 members, making it the country's largest university based educational non-profit for family and private businesses. The Center's mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Affiliation with the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati's Carl H. Lindner College of Business, provides access to a vast resource of business programming and expertise.

Through this affiliation, Goering Center members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success. 

The 2016 Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards winner will be announced at the awards gala this month at the JACK Cincinnati Casino on September 13, 2016. 


Verst Group Announces New Director

  Verst Group is pleased to introduce Dave Huber as   the Director of New Business Development. He   comes to Verst with a wealth of shrink sleeve   experience, including Flexo and Roto-Gravure   printing, pre-press converting and technical   prowess.
  More than 10 years in the industry with Fort   Dearborn Company and SleeveCo give Dave a 360-degree knowledge of the decorating process. A graduate of Western Michigan University in Print Management, Dave resides in the Greater Chicago area with his wife and daughters.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
Verst makes cans more available for craft brewers

Verst Group has identified a major need for craft brewers: can availability. Recently, major can suppliers have instituted minimum quantities, thereby making it difficult for smaller operations to acquire necessary cans. Verst has stepped in to fill that void.

“With the major can companies now requiring a large minimum order, we identified an opportunity to help the craft brewing community. We’d rather be an ally than a hindrance,” explains Will Schretzman, Vice President, Packaging.

Verst allows craft brewers to purchase cans for smaller runs by housing an available inventory at all times. This also eliminates the need for brewers to warehouse and manage their own excess inventory.

Shrink Sleeve technology and longstanding relationships with multiple label printers make Verst a viable partner for can decoration. Additionally, the new on-site Fuji Seal 415 High Speed Applicator runs up to 600 cpm, expediting the process and speed to market. Shrink Sleeve affords more opportunities for smaller regional, seasonal and promotional runs, while the latest printing finishes open up decorating options never before available with printed cans.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Verst Group Logistics Named Top 100 3PL Provider

When choosing the 2015 Top 100 3PL Providers, Inbound Logistics editors looked for providers demonstrating excellence in optimizing transportation and logistics operations, as well as transformative solutions that drive integration across internal and external business processes. Verst Group Logistics was selected because its solutions solve specific logistics challenges and improve processes, and create a ripple effect of efficiencies across the entire value chain. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Verst Group Logistics for innovative solutions empowering logistics and supply chain excellence in 2015.

TOP 100 SELECTION METHODOLOGY

Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL Provider's list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers we feel are best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs. Distilling the Top 100 is never an easy task, and the process becomes increasingly difficult as more 3PLs enter the market and service providers from other functional areas develop value-added logistics capabilities. Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to our readers’ burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges. IL editors selected this year's class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers we selected are companies that, in the opinion of IL editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs.

ABOUT INBOUND LOGISTICS

Inbound Logistics the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Verst Group Packaging partners with Bud Light 

New York, NY  (JULY 29, 2015) – Music is one of 
 the quintessential parts of summer  and, year after year, the season’s  hottest artists attract  #UpForWhatever festival goers to  the biggest venues and concerts  across the country. In an effort to  turn up the volume on this  summer, today Bud Light announced an exclusive partnership with Mad Decent Block Party across the U.S. and Canada, which includes the limited release of Bud Light Festival Cans.

Celebrating the music, culture and artistry that surround the Mad Decent Block Parties, Bud Light developed 31 designs – 4 Mad Decent custom labels and 27 artist-designed labels – that capture the energy of the summer music scene. Bud Light produced these unique 16-oz. Festival Cans which will be available exclusively in the markets of the 2015 Mad Decent Block Party summer events.

In true #UpForWhatever fashion, the packaging approach used to create the Bud Light Festival Cans is so advanced, the 31 designs were transformed into more than 31 million possible graphics – so no two cans are exactly alike. Bud Light is not only the first beer, but the first brand to use this innovative packaging technology in the U.S. These amazing new cans featuring the newest technology were completed by Verst Group Packaging in Hebron, Kentucky. 

“The exclusive Bud Light can designs were inspired by the spontaneous and unexpected experiences that music lovers have enjoyed at Mad Decent Block Parties for the past seven years,” said Alexander Lambrecht, Vice President of Bud Light. “As a LA-based record label, Mad Decent thrives on creativity and we’re thrilled we could implement our packaging innovations to support the release of the Festival Cans this summer.”

Starting on July 31st, Bud Light is bringing the summer’s hottest artists to 18 different cities across the U.S. and Canada with the 2015 Mad Decent Block Parties, an outdoor dance party and concert series in select cities across the United States and Canada. Founded by Grammy-award winning artist Diplo, Mad Decent aims to bring new genres and cultures to light in the ever evolving music world.

Visit BudLight.com to see all of the Mad Decent can designs created by Verst Group Packaging. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Paul Verst is a 2015 NKY Business Hall of Fame Inductee  
 

In celebration of Northern Kentucky's heritage of business accomplishments,  
NKY Magazine, in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, presents the second annual Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame to recognize the rich tradition of success and civic involvement in the region's business community.

 The Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame will honor men and women who have made a lasting contribution to the community in economic, cultural, and civic endeavors. 

Our CEO, Paul Verst, will be honored on March 11, 2015.  
Join us in the celebration!  Register Here

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Verst Group Logistics Packaging receives certification from U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The New Year is looking bright for the Verst Group Logistics Packaging Division! On January 7, they received the tremendous achievement of certification of registration from the FDA. 

This accomplishment comes at a time of change for the FDA with the signing and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FDA has shifted its focus from responding to contamination to trying to prevent it, with the end goal of ensuring the U.S. food supply is safe. 

Verst Group Logistics has the same goal for all products handled at their facility, and take great care to ensure safety while providing flexibility, ingenuity and responsiveness to all of their customers.   

Congratulations to Verst Group Logistics Packaging!  

Verst Group Logistics hosts tour during the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition, April 2014

Verst Group Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider for packaging and supply chain solutions, hosted a tour of its packaging facility on Tuesday, April 29th. The event was part of the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2014, held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati April 29th - 30th. Read the Packaging World Article.


Verst Group Logistics Included in Two Articles in the February Issue of Beverage Industry Magazine


Will Schretzman, Vice President of Packaging, was included in a Beverage Industry Magazine article, "Stretch- and Shrink-Sleeve Labels Play into Lightweighting Trend" discussing the trend of looking to lighter weight labels for products. Click here to read the article.

Dean Hoerlein, Vice President of Warehousing, was quoted in the article "Warehouses Turning to Automation for Storage Needs" discussing the need for enhanced storage solutions with the proliferation of SKUs. Click here to read the article.

International Warehouse & Logistics Association (IWLA) Names Paul T. Verst as Chairman, April 2013

Verst Group Logistics, Inc. is proud to announce that IWLA members have elected Paul T. Verst, President and CEO of Verst Group Logistics, Inc. as their Chairman for 2013-2014. Paul's term as Chairman is preceded by his recent role as Vice Chairman for the past year. For the Verst Group Press Release, click here. For the IWLA Press Release, click here.

Verst Group hosts Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Meeting, January 2013

Verst Group Logistics, Inc. hosts the January meeting for IoPP. "Thank you for all of your time Verst Group Logistics is recognized as a Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers and will be profiled in the July/August 2012 issue of Food Logistics, August 2012and kind consideration during this week's IoPP meeting. We enjoyed meeting you and your team. The group also enjoyed learning more about the Verst Group's packaging operations, your company's specific competitive strengths and your bottle decorating processes." (Read more) 

Verst Group Named Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics for 2012

For the seventh consecutive year, Food Logistics is proud to present an admirable list of companies who are excellent performers in their field. Their range of services, capabilities, and assets go a long way in supporting the demands of today’s food and beverage industry. To read the Press Release, click hereFor a link to Food Logistics, click here.

Verst Group Logistics has been selected as an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider for 2012, August 2012

Verst Group Logistics, Inc. is proud to be named as a 2012 Top 100 3PL Provider chosen by the editors of Inbound Logistics Magazine. This award confirms our dedication and commitment to being an industry leading 3PL provider. To read the Press Release, click here. For a link to Inbound Logistics, click here.

Verst Group Logistics sponsors American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), June & October 2012

The volunteer, non-profit organization, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), was formed to provide a primary point of contact for those in the logistics profession who are willing to provide disaster relief support in the United States. Whether a company can provide industry expertise, supplies, vehicles to haul them or local warehouse space to store 

them, ALAN can match its resources with regional needs through the ALAN web portal. Verst Group Logistics has recently shown its support for ALAN's disaster relief effort by becoming a Silver Sponsor. To read more about ALAN click here. Updated October 2012: ALAN Contribution Letter

Verst Group Logistics hosts tour during the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition, April 2012

Verst Group Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider for packaging and supply chain solutions, hosted a tour of its packaging facility on Wednesday, April 18th. The event was part of the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2012, held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati April 18th - 19th. Read the Packaging World Article. Read about it on VerstGroup.com.

A winning package for Old Style and the Cubs, January 2012

Focused Approach for Verst Group Transportation Safety, December 2011Old Style Beer's promotional shrink sleeve decorated bottle applied at Verst Group Logistics for the Chicago Cubs is recognized as one of PackWorld.com's top 10 stories of 2011. To read the entire article, click here.

Verst Group Decorates Limited Edition Svedka Bottle, November 2011

The new limited edition Svedka bottle decorated with a full body shrink sleeve at Verst Group is receiving excellent reviews on Svedka's Facebook page. The eye catching 360 degree full coverage graphics and integrated QR code provide both great shelf appeal and easy access to Svedka's "Best Vodka of 2033" promotion. Check it out by clicking here.

Verst Group Logistics Drives Safety and Sustainability Initiatives, October 2011

Walton, KY: Verst Group Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider for packaging and supply chain solutions, has implemented numerous safety and sustainability initiatives – including software, processes and certifications that improve driver performance and support governmental and environmental compliance. (Read more)

Verst Group has once again made the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, August 2011 

Inc.500|5000 has recognized Verst Group as one of America's fastest growing private companies again in 2011. With this accomplishment, Verst Group joins the rarified company of enterprises that have appeared on the list multiple times, many of which have grown to become national icons. The 30th Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony will be held September 22-24 in Washington D.C.

Unscrambler boosts shrink-labeling production and efficiency, August 2011

Will Schretzman, Vice President of packaging at Verst Group Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider for packaging and supply chain solutions, will return this fall to Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 5th consecutive year. (Read more)


Local News

Cincinnati Enquirer Article Taps Verst Group CEO
For Insight

A recent Cincinnati Enquirer article quoted Paul Verst, President and CEO of Verst Group Logistics, regarding his company's need for mid-skill employees. At the top of the list are multiple openings for heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers. Verst said these jobs pay well and include paid benefits. "It's not a glory job, but it's a great job", Verst explained. "The wages being paid out there are great."

To read Paul Verst's additional insights and the entire article
click here.

Verst is an early supporter of a new educational program in logistics

In the August 18th, 2014 issue of Cincinnati.com, Paul Verst, president and CEO of Verst Group Logistics, expressed strong support for the new Supply-Chain Management Associate Degree initiative spearhead by Cincinnati State and its president Dr. O'Dell Owens.

Citing an urgent need to meet the demand for thousands of trained individuals in the growing transportation, warehousing and logistics industry, Verst is quoted as saying; "We're looking for middle management people who have logistics background, and they're just not out there right now."

The timing of this collaborative effort between business and the educational community is right, other regional leaders added, since Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are experiencing a boom in distribution jobs. To read the entire article, click here.

Verst Group Logistics is being honored as part of the 2013 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100. 

Verst Group Logistics is being honored for economic and civic contributions made to the Greater Cincinnati community as part of the 2013 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100. This is the fourteenth year Verst has received this prestigious award which acknowledges the achievements of a select group of privately-held businesses.  Deloitte, Great American Insurance Group, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Enquirer Media are the primary underwriters of the award program.

Verst was once again listed among the largest employers in Northern Kentucky by the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Rated number 24 out of 25, Verst employs 480 people in Northern Kentucky and 1,200 company-wide. 

Verst Group Logistics congratulates Chris Rose for achieving CPP certification. March, 2013

Verst Group Logistics would like to congratulate Chris Rose for becoming a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) recognized by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). This is a certification that requires a very comprehensive test, essay and a minimum of 5 years' experience in the Packaging field to achieve.

Business Courier (www.bizjournals.com) Interview with Paul Verst. February, 2013

Verst Group Logistics started in 1966 with a few trucks and a small warehouse operation. Today, the Walton-based company operates 4.2 million square feet of space in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Indiana, providing warehousing, transportation and packaging services for industrial and consumer product companies.To read the entire article, click here, to view the printed edition click here, or to view the online article click here.

Verst Group Logistics congratulates Kyle Strenski for achieving CPP certification. January, 2013

Verst Group Logistics would like to congratulate Kyle Strenski for becoming a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) recognized by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). This is a certification that requires a very comprehensive test, essay and a minimum of 5 years' experience in the Packaging field to achieve. Click here to view the IoPP announcement, or click here to view it as a pdf.

Verst Group Logistics is being honored as part of the 2012 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100. September, 2012

For 29 years, the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 program has saluted the outstanding achievements of our area’s privately-owned businesses. We are proud to continue the tradition of this distinguished program and we are honored to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of businesses such as yours. Once again, we applaud you for being named to this prestigious group. Click here to view the the announcement.

Verst Group Logistics Hebron, KY facility becomes Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) listed. June, 2012

Verst Group Logistics is now listed as Certified Manufacturers of Single-Service Containers and Closures and Related Products for the State of Kentucky by Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS). Click here to view the listings.

Verst Group Logistics Hebron, KY facility included in ads for Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore’s campaign to run for U.S. Congress for the KY 4th District.

Pictures and video footage taken in January 2012 at Verst Group Logistics Packaging & Warehouse facility located in Hebron, KY have been chosen to be included in the campaign ads for Judge Gary Moore. His campaign was launched at the newly expanded Hebron location.

Verst Group receives Cincy Magazines TRISTATE SUCCESS AWARD, April 2012

Cincy Magazine's 3rd Annual TRISTATE SUCCESS AWARD's were presented April 24th to companies for employee and revenue growth. Click here to read the article on cincymagazine.com.

Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) honors Verst Group Logistics for Northern Kentucky expansion project, March 2012

Tri-ED honors Verst Group Logistics as one of 28 Northern Kentucky companies beginning or expanding business in 2011. The participating companies are projected to add 2,839 jobs and $497 million in business sales for Northern Kentucky. Click here to read the Tri-ED press release. (Click to enlarge photo)

New Cincinnati Business Courier (www.bizjournals.com) feature will monitor business fares from CVG, March 2012

Paul Verst, President & CEO of Verst Group Logistics, comments on the rising air fares at CVG along with the decline in direct flights offered. (Read the article)

Verst Group Logistics donates trailers to help Kentucky tornado relief efforts, March 2012

Verst Group provided trailers to help transport product donated for victims of the EF4 tornadoes that struck Northern Kentucky and other areas of the Mid-West.
Click here to view special news articles regarding the tornadoes.

Call to action issued on Brent Spence Bridge funding, February 2012

Verst Group joins other Greater Cincinnati businesses to focus on trying to find new ways to pay for infrastructure projects like the Brent Spence Bridge replacement, since the federal government isn’t in a position to pay a big share of the $2.4 billion estimate cost. (Read more)  Click here to view the article and watch the video.

Verst Host Congressional Hopeful, January 2012

On January 23rd Verst Group Logistics new 402,000/sf contract packaging and distribution center provided the launch pad for Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore’s announcement to run for U.S. Congress for the KY 4th District. Judge Moore was introduced by Verst President and CEO Paul Verst, surrounded by 100 Verst employees. The new Verst building is located in Judge Moore’s district by the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Photo #1 - Gary Moore & Paul Verst
Photo #2 - Gary Moore & Verst Warehouse  

Verst Makes Cincinnati Courier Top 250 Largest Companies List, July 2011

Verst Group Logistics has once again been recognized by the Cincinnati Courier as one of the top 250 largest companies in the Greater Cincinnati area, moving up to #79 from #75 in 2010.

Verst Group Logistics Expands In Hebron, Kentucky, June 2011

Growing company to double its size and add 25 employees.  Hebron, Ky. (June 24, 2011) Ground breaking for the Verst Hebron Expansion is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, July 1, at 2200 Gateway Boulevard, Hebron, Kentucky. (Read more) (Click to enlarge photo)  

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