SOURCE: Barrett Distibution Centers
FRANKLIN, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - Barrett Distribution Centers has been named a finalist in the Family Business Association of Massachusetts Awards for 2012.
The Family Business Association is an independent, non-profit organization which highlights and recognizes excellence among successful family businesses with an annual awards program -- the FBA Awards -- honoring their ability to deal with adversity, celebrating achievements and recognizing philanthropic efforts.
Barrett Distribution Centers has experienced strong growth, $34 million this year, compared to $28 million last year. The third-generation family business is a supply chain and logistics company, serving as a distribution center for other companies. With clients that include Tivoli Audio, Kellogg, Kraft, and BMW, the firm maintains headquarters in Franklin, MA but also locations in NY, MD, VA, TN and CA, and employs over 200. This recognition comes on the heels of Barrett Distribution Centers' winning the Inc. 500/5000 2012, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com).
"We are excited and honored to be nominated again for the Family Business Award. Because we are a family business, we have created an inclusive culture at Barrett where all of our associates are treated, and act like owners of the business," said COO Tim Barrett. "We want all of our associates to feel that they have advanced their knowledge and their career by working at Barrett. Our investment in the development of our associates, in turn, leads to happy customers that treat us as a trusted advisor to their business."
ABOUT BARRETT DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
Barrett Distribution Centers, headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, and founded in 1941 as a single warehouse operation, has grown to serve a wide array of customers and industries with a network of 12 strategic distribution centers throughout the US. These facilities are designed to efficiently handle fast moving consumer goods for leaders and future leaders of the consumer electronics, chemical, food and beverage, and footwear and apparel sectors. Barrett provides both consumer direct fulfillment and retail channel delivery, with facilities and operations covering the East Coast, West Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. For more, please visit www.barrettdistribution.com.