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In an effort to decrease our carbon foot print, Distribution 2000 has taken steps to offset electricity used on site.  Not only do we have motion sensor lights throughout our warehouse, which significantly decreases electricity useage, and increases our efficiency, we have purchased RECs to offset our Greenhouse Gas emissions.  It is just one of the many small and easy steps Distribution 2000 has implemented to show our committment to the environment, by reducing our operational impact. 



Distribution 2000, Inc. is proud to announce that it was named to Food Logistics' 2018 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List. 

Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named DISTRIBUTION 2000, INC. to its 2018 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“Leading 3PLs and cold storage providers that support the global food supply chain are increasingly tasked with providing more value for their customers while simultaneously controlling costs,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, “Companies that earned a place on Food Logistics’ 2018 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list demonstrate their ability to meet the current marketplace demands with the latest innovations and technology combined with customer care and collaboration.”

This year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will appear in the August 2018 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at



Read about us in the October edition of Food Logistics...


October 2012

Handling Specialty Foods

by Lara Sowinski
Created: October 18, 2012

Organic and natural products put logistics and distribution providers to the test.



Well, it is remarkable that we are now into July 2012 (120 days into the new operation) and have settled into our new building here at 1165 Crossroads in Romeoville . 

Distribution 2000 is pleased to have extra capacity, a new flex pick line code delivered to our Synapse WMS, a rail guided tier pick operation powered by a Tygard clamp attachment, additional office space and generally a highly suitable facility for operations with a more favorable and advantageous cross dock layout.

We are trying to leverage all these new tools to better service our existing accounts and ready to on board new ones as well.  Thank you to all of you who made the relocation and put your trust in us to accomplish this move.  We know it will lead to continued success for all.

If you are an upstart food manufacturer and marketer looking for a new first time supply chain provider let us help...or, if you are an existing 3PL user needing a new Midwest regional partner please come out and meet with us.  We hope you will find our facilities, technology and staff perfectly suited to meet your special needs.

Again great thanks to all our valued customers, employees, and vendors who extended so much time, dedication, loyalty and support in the name of fostering and cultivating everlasting business relationships.  We could not have done it without all your support!


Welcome to Distribution 2000 and Starlite Services.  We are excited that you have come to visit with us.  If you are reading this you are one of the first of many professionals in the industry to experience the new look and feel of our latest web site launch just recently completed for us by the folks at TimeZoneOne.  They have offices here in Chicago and New Zealand and we hope you will agree do some pretty solid work with a great team with deep creative talents.  They are a bit of an eclectic group with a passion for helping us spread our message throughout various mediums but more specifically at this time out here on the world wide web.  It was important that they helped us to communicate our message permeating throughout the site that although we operate in some different spaces revolving largely around fast moving consumer packaged goods (i.e. food and beverage, health & beauty aid, housewares, eco/environmentally safe household products, etc.) we are great believers in the importance of fit, alignment and positioning.  When our capabilities fit tightly with the customer's requirements we as a 3PL will achieve high levels of performance and success and in the process hopefully delight our customers.

Also, please allow us the opportunity to share an update with you on our upcoming move.  We are on track to relocate our corporate location and consolidate our Bolingbrook campus into a new 470,000 square foot state of the art facility located in Romeoville beginning in but just a few short weeks.  We will initially be occupying half of this new building, which is just a couple miles away from our previous locations on Crossroads Parkway, and anticipate great advances in operational efficiencies with this cross docked facility.  It will have ample room to grow with new and expanded offices, a new design / layout and even some new technologies and equipment being employed.  We can't wait to get settled into our new facility and corporate headquarters and hope you will come take a tour of the operations and meet with our team the next time that you are in town.