Logistics & Distribution
Yakima County is ideally situated for businesses distributing products to regional, national, or Pacific Rim markets. Our Valley's strategic location helps companies get key shipments to customers within target delivery windows. Yakima's logistical advantages are complemented by attractive operating costs, affordable real estate options, and a high energy labor force.
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- Yakima County’s central location allows companies to complete two truck shifts per day and service major Pacific Northwest markets.
- Yakima County is two to three hours from Seattle, Portland, and Spokane (serving a population of nearly 10 million).
- The region’s Interstate freeway accessibility along with freight, rail, and air service options provide businesses multimodal flexibility to access key customers or suppliers.
Logistic & Distribution Firms
Logistic & Distribution Supporting Companies
Wage & Employment Data
|OCCUPATION||# OF EMPLOYEES||MEAN HOURLY|
|First Line Supervisors - Transportation
|Human Resource Manager
|Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing
|Office Clerk, General
|Truck Driver - Tractor Trailer
|Truck & Diesel Engine Mechanics
|Forklift/Ind Truck Operators
|Shipping and Receiving Clerk
|Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2013
"We have a well-trained workforce that provides a level of customer service that sets us apart from our competitors. Our productivity is much, much higher than our competition. " - Garry Griggs, Owner/President, Magic Metals