January 25, 2010 08:00 ET

TeamDCA Celebrates 25 Years

National Cooperative Offers 23 Million Sq Ft of Warehousing & Logistics Through Individually Owned and Operated 'Best of the Best' Regional Service Providers

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Founded in 1984, the national cooperative of third party logistics and warehousing service providers known as the Distribution Centers of America (DCA) is celebrating its 25 year anniversary.

President Mike Holland of Midwest Warehousing & Distribution proudly advises that with the two additions announced earlier this month, DCA has fifteen member companies and very strong representation and leadership on the West Coast, Southwest, Midwest/Central, Southeast, and Northeast regional markets. See for detailed information on each company.

Says co-Founder Jere Van Puffelen, "It is exciting for me to see such a great group of companies working together. When Joe Rutzky and I founded DCA 25 years ago, this is what we envisioned and hoped for. We have a very unique group that has withstood the test of time, and is growing and doing better each year. I know Joe is looking down on us and smiling."

DCA established the Joseph C. Rutzky Scholarship Fund in 2007 to pay tribute to the man many called 'Uncle Joe.' The scholarship is administered by the International Warehousing & Logistics Association (IWLA) Education & Research Foundation and funds a sales professional's participation in the annual IWLA conference.

DCA member companies are typically led and managed by respected industry and community leaders. Studies over the years, including an initial comparison of national and regional firms by Christopher R. Moberg, Ohio University and Thomas W. Speh, Miami University, have illustrated higher ratings for regional third party warehousing providers compared to national firms, on critical service quality factors, in large part because of the corporate agility, decision-making and control of these leaders. Happy Birthday DCA, in anticipation of the next 25 years of national advantage through regional excellence!

About TeamDCA:

For 25 years, Distribution Centers of America (DCA) has been recognized for service excellence throughout its national network of member companies, together comprising 23 million square feet of warehouse space. Individually owned and operated, each member of TeamDCA is a leader in its regional market, providing value-added warehousing and third party logistics services responsive to the needs of global companies and committed to customer success in that region. To request a quote for service visit

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