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by daverill last modified 2011-06-07 16:16

Planet Access Company (PAC)Planet Access Warehouse Exterior jpg is a unique, entrepreneurial company whose integrity comes from its commitment to social purpose and the highest standards of service in the third-party logistics business. PAC was founded in 1997 through an innovative alliance with Horny Toad Activewear, and has achieved steady growth, both in revenue and in customers who use its inventory management, ongoing order fulfillment and special handling services. PAC has received national recognition -- most recently by the NYU Sterns School of Business -- for its innovative approach and success as a social enterprise. This “double bottom line” distinguished PAC in its industry and helps customers make their own contribution to social change via their partnership with PAC.

Our Experience
"Planet Access Company's warehouse staff is highly seasoned, with 50+ years of experience in the third party logistics industry.  Having managed a variety of product lines, including apparel, shelf-stable foods, equipment, and small electronics to name a few, we know what your product requires to be efficiently stored and shipped.  This experience also allows us to be your front-line problem solving partner, acting as an extension of your logistics staff.

Wharehouse Picture jpg Our Facility
PAC's warehouse is located in Waukegan, Illinois, directly outside Chicago.  This central location allows us to ship to any area of the continental US within three business days.  We regularly expand our facility to meet customer needs.  This flexible capacity is one of the core benefits of working with PAC, as your days of moving and expanding your warehouse will be over.  Of course, your product is safe and secure with PAC, thanks to our digital security and full sprinkler system, directly connected to local public safety agencies.

Our Parent Company
Search Developmental Center (Search) is a community-based Illinois not-for-profit organization providing life skills training, 24-hour supportive residences, vocational services, community recreation, and access to medical care for more than 400 unduplicated adults with developmental disabilities per year.  Founded in 1968, Search provides professional, on-site care at its 31 program sites throughout Chicago, northern Cook County and Waukegan.  Learn more about Search.

Our Social Impact
Planet Access Company is more than your third party logistics partner.  We also provide paid work and employment training opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities.  In our most recent fiscal year, more than 110 individuals with disabilities participated in the PAC workcrew, processing over 250,000 units of product.  Additionally, a portion of PAC's net income is used to support Search for Adventure, which provides outdoor adventure and vacation experiences to Search's program members.  Most recently, Search for Adventure took trips to Colorado's Powderhorn Ranch, the legendary Appalachian Trail, and the Grand Canyon.