Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System (Midwest) is a full-service logistics company with an outstanding reputation for quality and integrity. For more than 35 years, Midwest has served as the logistics provider of choice for clients who recognize us as trusted business partners invested in their success.

We focus on providing customers with the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost. Our high-performance business strategy builds on our expertise in warehousing and transportation to help organizations operate at the highest levels and, in turn, create sustainable value for their customers. In addition, we leverage our industry knowledge, operational excellence and technology capabilities to proactively identify process improvements and cost-cutting strategies for our clients.

Our dedication to operational excellence and commitment to helping improve our clients’ business performance has resulted in long-term partnerships with customers who consider us an extension of their team.

When you partner with Midwest Warehouse, you’ll discover that we:

  • Deliver the highest degree of customer service through accurate, on-time, damage free shipments.
  • Respond quickly, professionally and effectively to customer needs.
  • Listen to our employees and empower them to make decisions that favorably affect our customers.
  • Continuously improve our processes to add value and control costs.
  • Use state-of-the-art technology to maximize performance.
  • Develop and monitor key operational performance criteria.
  • Are trustworthy, friendly and easy to work with!

History

Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System was founded in 1982 by John and Ed Borkowski with the goal of providing professional, friendly and high-quality logistics services.

Through the years, we’ve been fortunate to achieve consistent growth by hiring and retaining top-notch staff, adding new services to meet the needs of our customers and remaining focused on service excellence. Today Midwest has four affiliate companies and operates 17 facilities nationwide, with a total of over 6 million square feet of contract and public warehousing space. Ed & John’s sons are involved in the business, helping to continue the company’s success into the next generation.

We firmly believe Midwest’s success has been driven by our unwavering commitment to developing and maintaining trusted, long-term partnerships with clients. We are especially proud of the fact that many of our customers have been our partner for more than 10 years.

Affiliate Businesses

Our affiliate businesses and partnerships enable Midwest Warehouse to provide seamless, end-to-end logistics and paper converting services.

Bedford Motor Service, Inc.
Bedford Motor Service is our local carrier that services Illinois and its neighboring states on a daily basis. Founded in 1984 by Ed and John Borkowski, Bedford Motor provides truckload and less-than truckload delivery as well as assembly and distribution services. We are currently operating 90 power units and 400 trailers.

Bedford Logistics
Established in 2008, Bedford Logistics provides Freight Brokerage, Freight Management and Freight Consolidation to all 48 contiguous states. Bedford Logistics has a preferred carrier network including Bedford Motor Service, Owner Operators and Independent Contractors.

Logistics Resources, Inc.
Logistics Resources, Inc. (LRI) was established in 1997 to provide contract labor and warehousing services. LRI provides high-quality customer service and helps clients increase productivity while decreasing costs by managing a seamless operation and maintaining a motivated and productive staff. LRI currently operates over 1.3 million square feet in 4 states with over 400 employees.

Professional Affiliations

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
The preeminent association for individuals involved in supply chain management, CSCMP provides educational, career development and networking opportunities to its over 9,000 members and to the entire profession.

International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)
The unified voice of the value-added warehousing and logistics industry, representing 500+ third-party logistics and warehousing service providers.

Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC)
WERC is the only professional organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. WERC brings distribution experts together to share practical knowledge and professional expertise with the aim of improving individual and industry performance.

Case Studies

We invite you to learn more about how Midwest’s high-performance logistics solutions have helped companies streamline operations, drive productivity and achieve measurable results.