“Biz Buzz” with Ike Sherlock from People Services

Each week on “Biz Buzz,” our host David Sillick talks to experts in the business world. Today, he sits down with Ike Sherlock from People Services, Inc., a network of 3rd party logistics companies with over 7.5 million square feet of public and contract warehouse space in 45 facilities across seven states; Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Their warehouses specialize in the storage and handling of chemicals, polymers, plastics, and food-grade storage with cold and freezer options.

They offer a range of specialized material handling and storage services including many value-added activities such as drumming, milling, tolling, packaging, kitting, e-commerce fulfillment services, inventory management, trans-loading, cross-docking, transportation, and freight brokerage services. Many warehouses are rail-served and close to interstate highways.

To learn more check out https://www.peoplesservices.com.

Company: Total Distribution

Website Address: totaldistribution.com

Interviewee: Ike Sherlock

How did you get started with your business?

I needed a job in a college town so I accepted a role as a night dispatcher for a trucking company and worked up from there.

Talk to us a little bit about the integration of cultures and how you’re uniquely positioned now in the marketplace.

The scope and the size of the services we can offer is the big differentiator. We can service clients in Jacksonville through eight states, forty-seven warehouses, we have a lot more resources and a lot more support. That equates to a lot better service for our clients and for our associates.

So what’s next in the business world around the corner? What do you see?

Well, we feel like this strong economy is going to continue for at least the first quarter, the second quarter of 2020. We’re capitalizing on that. There’s very low unemployment. That’s putting some strain on labor. We feel like we have a great culture and we have a great opportunity to offer folks that need to improve their lot in life and improve their job situation.

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