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Carrying a Strong Legacy Forward

In the early 1980s, Walter Messick and Lawrence Hayman founded H&M Transport, a small transportation brokerage company built on the guiding principles of hard work and customer satisfaction, resulting in a winning combination. Almost four decades later, these principles continue to thrive at H&M Bay as we stay true to this mission. We proudly provide logistics, cold storage, and less than truckload (LTL) temperature-controlled delivery of goods through the food supply chain with a focus on customer satisfaction that’s stronger than ever before.

Our specialties include frozen and refrigerated LTL transport for manufacturers, retailers, and distributors who rely on hi-tech logistical expertise to deliver baked goods, deli and dairy products, meat, seafood, prepared foods, and other commodities.

We use barcode technology and computerized dispatch to automate identification and tracking of pallets stored. Through our hi-tech system, our customers can regularly connect with real-time status reports on orders and delivery for LTL cross-dock information, as well as a host of other valuable on-demand, web-based services and data.

H&M Bay’s operation runs with the understanding that there’s no margin for error when it comes to perishables, operational excellence, or superior customer service. Every interaction and step in our meticulous process matters and impacts the 20 million pounds of commodities and over seven thousand shipments we dutifully deliver across America each week.

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H&M Bay Timeline

2022
40 years

H&M Bay will celebrate its 40th Anniversary

2020

H&M Bay has 600+ employees & ships 20 million pounds of refrigerated LTL freight each week

2019

Lawrenceburg, TN facility opens

Table Talk Pies outsources cold storage ops to H&M Bay in Worchester, MA

2014

Garland, TX consolidation center opens

2012

H&M Bay mobile app launches

H&M Bay initiates barcoding technology

2010

Fort Wayne, IN facility opens

2008

H&M Bay receives 1st of more than a decade of Top 3PL and Cold Storage Providers awards

2007

Charlotte, NC facility opens

2006

Walt Messick, III joins H&M Bay – today he serves as COO

2003

Kent, WA consolidation center opens

H&M Bay proprietary customer portal launches

2002

New England consolidation center moves to Uxbridge, MA

2001

Federalsburg, MD HQ completed with consolidation center housing 100 employees

White Springs, FL facility opens

1995

H&M Transport and Bay Carriers merge, becoming H&M Bay, Inc.

1986

Bay Carriers opens, servicing Los Angeles and Seattle

1982

H&M launched in Hurlock, MD and began with a 10-person office serving the Northeast Corridor

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