Kenco Logistic Services LLC has been recognized by INVISTA for reaching an unprecedented warehouse safety milestone. As of Sept. 13, INVISTA’s 690,000-square-foot Chattanooga operation managed by KLS had no loss-of-time accidents in 33 years, a significant milestone in the logistics and distribution industry.
INVISTA also represents one of the longest-standing customers of KLS, which has been managing logistics operations for the Chattanooga warehouse for more than 40 years.
KLS manages three other INVISTA warehouse facilities, all with excellent safety records, including those in Seaford, De. (23 years with no loss-of-time accidents), Lyndhurst, Va. (23 years) and Lugoff, S.C. (six years).
INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. INVISTA’s leading trademarks include LYCRA fiber, STAINMASTER carpet, ANTRON carpet fiber and COOLMAX fabric, among others. The company is a wholly-owned and independently-managed subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately-owned companies, based in Wichita, Ks., and represented in nearly 60 countries.
“We are proud of this long-term achievement with Kenco, which has played a key role in helping us achieve such a remarkable milestone,” said Lane Baker, INVISTA’s manager, distribution services, North American region. “Safety is our first priority for the people involved in our operations, but it is also important for greater efficiency, productivity, and profitability.”
“Many of the best practices we’ve learned with INVISTA about working safely have been applied across the Kenco national network,” said Greg Johnson, KLS general manager of INVISTA’s Chattanooga warehouse facility. “Placing a high value on safety is part of our culture, for the benefit of INVISTA and all our customers.”
KLS provides a full range of warehousing services to INVISTA, including storage, inventory fulfillment, repacking, shuttling between plant and warehouse, and spotting trailers. The KLS-managed facilities utilized by INVISTA total 2,311,000 square feet.