History

1966

1966

David Lyons and Carl Strang start Saddle Creek Corporation

1970

1970

Anchor Hocking becomes Saddle Creek’s first non-seasonal customer

1971

Saddle Creek opens first warehouse outside of Lakeland in Tampa, FL

1979

The first computer is used in Saddle Creek warehouse operations

1981

1981

Saddle Creek opens for business in Macon, GA with first expansion outside of Florida

1985

1985

The first food grade warehouses are built on Saddle Creek’s Lakeland campus

1988

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) conducted with customer for the first time

1990

1990

David Lyons buys out his original partner, Carl Strang, to become sole owner of Saddle Creek Corporation

1992

1992

Family shareholders commit to professional management, hire Bruce Abels as President

1996

1996

Transportation becomes second core service offering for Saddle Creek

1997

First RF barcoding conducted for warehouse customers

1997

First time in company’s history with more associates outside the state of Florida than within

2000

2000

Acquisition of CoPack, launches contract packaging as a core service offering for Saddle Creek

2007

2007

Cliff Otto named President of Saddle Creek Corporation

2009

2009

Acquisition of ServiceCraft Logistics provides a footprint for Saddle Creek in Southern California

2010

2010

Acquisition of Prolog Logistics launches order fulfillment as a core service offering for Saddle Creek

2012

2012

Saddle Creek embarks on plan to convert portion of truck fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG)

2012

2012

Saddle Creek Corporation becomes Saddle Creek Logistics Services

2015

2015

Saddle Creek mourns the loss of David Lyons, Founder and Chairman

2016

2016

Saddle Creek celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Scott Thornton named Chairman