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September 2013
Raising Shipping Efficiency
Ste. Michelle adopts a rail system to ship wine coast to coast
by Andy Perdue
As Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has grown in the past several years, logistics and shipping have become a bigger part of its business—which was not necessarily a focus the Woodinville, Washington wine company wanted. “Our core business is growing grapes and making wines,” said Rob McKinney, vice president of operations for Ste. Michelle. All company shipping had been centered at Columbia Crest, Ste. Michelle’s largest winery. The facility is in Paterson, Washington, in th...
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