Planet Access Company warehouse will permanently close in April 2022.
Founded in 1997 through a partnership between Toad&Co and Search Inc., Planet Access Company’s purpose was to provide superior third-party logistics (3PL) services to its customers, as well as provide employment and paid train to work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and to generate earned income in support of our mission.
All of the profits from Planet Access Company throughout the years have been invested back into Search, Inc., which in turn helped to open doors to community life for our friends, family members and neighbors with disabilities. Revenue earned by Planet Access Company also supported awesome programs like Visibility Arts, No Boundaries, Ignite and Search for Adventure!
For almost a quarter century, Planet Access Company has fulfilled its original purpose. However, the ascendency of Amazon and its disruption of the 3PL industry and the continuing repercussion of the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to make operating the warehouse financially and programmatically untenable over the long-term.
The end of this era marks a new opportunity to deepen the Toad&Co + Search Inc. partnership, rejuvenate the Search Inc. social enterprise portfolio and expand Search’s Planet Access retail brand.
To Toad&Co, and all of our Planet Access Company warehouse customers through the years, thank you for your support. We look forward to this next chapter in our ongoing journey.