JetCo Federal Adds Director of Administration to Team

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (December 21, 2020) – JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based logistics and procurement company, added a full-time employee to their team this month.

Lisa Young

Lisa Young joins the JetCo Federal team as the Director of Administration. In this role, she leads the organization’s human resources, facility management, payroll, and general administration.

Young brings over 22 years of public relations and marketing experience to her role at JetCo Federal and has extensive experience leading and managing teams.

Prior to her role at JetCo Federal, Young worked for a niche publisher and full-service marketing firm where she managed a team of professionals to deliver services to small businesses and associations in the tour and travel, education, and legal industries.

As a new member of the JetCo Federal team, Young stated that she is looking forward to “working with wicked smart people who savor challenges at a company that is on an amazing growth trajectory.”

Young is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations. To learn more about the JetCo Federal team, please visit our leadership page.

The Company That Delivers to the Department of Defense Chooses Michigan as its Home Base

Specializing in difficult-to-deliver government installations, JetCo Federal says identifying the best place for business is simple.

Watch full video here: https://www.inc.com/medc/the-company-that-delivers-to-the-department-of-defense-chooses-michigan-as-its-home-base.html

 

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JetCo Federal’s Sister Company Launches Nonprofit to Support Veterans

JetCo Federal’s sister company, JetCo Solutions, has established a nonprofit to expand their annual donation drive to focus on year-round support of veterans. This year’s Veterans Day drive will adapt their typical collection drive for local vets to be more sustainable in the face of COVID-19. Although the annual drive has been a staple of JetCo’s holiday celebrations for years, the company is adjusting their approach to include a contactless donation drive, through For the Vets, to benefit veterans living in the state’s two designated veteran’s homes.

“Normally, we get a wish list from the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and then engage our clients and the community,” said Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Jon Tellier, President at JetCo Solutions. “This year, we’re approaching our mission a little differently. We’re solely holding a donation drive through our newly established nonprofit, For the Vets.”

The nonprofit’s mission is clear. For the Vets aims to demonstrate gratitude for retired veterans through community acts of kindness and generosity. This year’s donation drive will aim to provide funds and wish list items to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Both of these organizations host holiday parties for each unit in their building.

“COVID-19 has been especially hard on our veterans,” said Sarah Johnson, who is the Volunteer Coordinator at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. “The members really look forward to events like these. Celebrations help boost the veterans’ moods, especially during a particularly tough year like 2020.”

For the Vets aims to collect enough donations to cover both locations’ celebrations and purchase additional gifts for the veterans. Since the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans also participates in Christmas Star Gift Tags, For the Vets is hoping to fulfill as many of these tags as possible.

There are four available donation tiers, ranging from $100-750. Each donation directly impacts the homes and purchases anything from an entire wish list of items to funding for one of the 16 separate holiday parties.

 

Donations for this specific initiative will be accepted November 11 – December 11 so the proceeds can be given to each home before the holiday season. If you are interested in donating, please visit forthevets.org or contact marketing@jetcosolutions.com.

JetCo Federal Adds Hazardous Material Handling to Transportation, Warehousing Capabilities

JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and warehouse supply company, recently added hazardous material handling to its supply chain management, transportation, and warehousing capabilities.

Hazmat certification is required for workers who handle, remove, or ship hazardous materials. JetCo Federal’s sales and operations teams have completed hazmat certification training, allowing the company to fulfill hazardous material orders and transport hazardous materials.

“This is an extension of how we work for our customers,” said Erik Greene, Director of Sales and Marketing at JetCo Federal. “A client identified the need for contractors who have this certification, and we jumped at the chance to deliver additional value.”

Hazmat certification incorporates general, function-specific, safety, and security training for all employees managing hazardous material operations.

Greene said, “We’re proud to be a company who handles complexity for our clients, and this certification adds to the ways we can provide comprehensive solutions in the market.”

For more information about JetCo Federal’s services, please visit www.jetcofederal.com.

JetCo Federal Adds Digital Marketing Specialist to Team

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (October 6, 2020) — JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and warehouse supply company, added a full-time employee to their team this month.

Carly Contreras

Carly Contreras joins the JetCo Federal team as a Digital Marketing Specialist. In this role, she manages JetCo Federal’s website, social media, blog, and digital media campaigns. Contreras is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations.

Prior to joining the JetCo Federal team, Contreras was a Marketing and Database Intern at Experience Grand Rapids and an Advertising Intern at Campus View Housing, gaining over two years of marketing experience.

Contreras stated, “I could not be more excited to put my knowledge and experience to use in a new industry. Digital marketing has a large impact on every business, especially in the government contracting space. I look forward to working with such a hard-working and dedicated team!”

To learn more about the JetCo Federal team, please visit our leadership page.

JetCo Federal Secures Spot on Inc. 5000 List

JetCo Federal ranks No. 2960 on the Inc. 5000 with three-year revenue growth of 133 percent

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (August 12, 2020) — Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and warehouse supply company, JetCo Federal, was recently ranked by Inc. magazine in its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The list represents the most successful organizations within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — independent small businesses.

JetCo Federal, a local woman-owned small business, was ranked no. 2960 with three-year revenue growth of 133 percent.

According to Sue Tellier, President at JetCo Federal, the growth is attributed to the niche they credibly hold with their customer base.

“Our successful and extensive experience with the Department of Defense earns respect from warehousing decision-makers,” said Tellier. “We embrace complex supply chain challenges, we deliver on time, and we offer blunt, creative ideas that resonate.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared to prior years. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved a three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median growth rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

“Our significant growth doesn’t surprise me. We have tenacious employees and a scrappy, no-whining culture,” said Tellier. “We’re not done growing, either.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

JetCo Federal Unveils New Website, Expanded Services

JetCo Federal, a supply chain management and warehouse supply company, has unveiled a new website that showcases the company’s expanded products and services.

“For more than 13 years, government and commercial customers have trusted JetCo Federal to reliably deliver high-quality products,” said Sue Tellier, President of JetCo Federal. “The expansion of our capabilities, as showcased on our new website, will allow us to serve a larger customer base while still upholding our commitment to supplying the highest quality products both now and in the future.”

JetCo Federal’s expanded products and services include warehousing, storage, packaging design, kitting, and a larger selection of warehouse consumables. The new website can be viewed at www.jetcofederal.com.

JetCo Federal President to Speak about Contracting Compliance

JetCo Federal’s President, Sue Tellier, will be speaking about government contracting compliance at a Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Education Platform webinar on Tuesday, June 30 at 2 PM ET.

The webinar, titled “Compliance Begins Before the Win”, will outline the structure of compliance JetCo Federal has built for federal contracting, which has allowed us to diversify with confidence in a manner that decreases risk. Effective compliance begins before the win, and small size status is not an obstacle to building a culture of compliance.

The webinar is free to WIPP members and is $25 for non-members. You can register for the webinar on the WIPP website.

 

JetCo Federal Expanding

JetCo Federal to Expand in West Michigan

February 18, 2020

Supply chain management and warehouse supply company, JetCo Federal, is expanding its office in West Michigan to accommodate the company’s recent growth.

Sue Schweim Tellier – President of JetCo Federal, which currently has its office at 525 Ottawa Avenue NW in Grand Rapids – said her company entered into a long-term lease for a new 16,100-square-foot mixed-use space at 5575 Kraft Avenue SE. “The new space is nearly triple the size of our current office, providing much-needed room for our growing company,” Schweim Tellier said. Construction is underway, and JetCo Federal expects to move at the end of February. Partner companies JetCo Solutions, Smart Chain Logistics, and Patriot Solutions also work in the current office and will complete the move with JetCo Federal.

JetCo Federal Office at Kraft Avenue
JetCo Federal office at Kraft Avenue

The office – which will house a total of 26 employees – will have a training room, multiple conference rooms, a kitchen and bar area, a reception area, warehouse space, and ample room to add new employees.

“JetCo Federal has grown more than 1,400% from 2015 to 2018 and that growth is not slowing down,” Schweim Tellier said. “In this month alone, we’ve added two new employees and we’re planning on adding another two in the coming months. We’re excited about the move and know that the company will flourish here.”

Grand Rapids-based First Companies is the project’s contractor.

JetCo Federal Expands Sales and Business Development Team

JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and warehouse supply company, added two full-time employees to their team.

Erik Greene

Erik Greene joins JetCo Federal as the director of sales and marketing. In this role, he works with customers to identify and solve complex logistics and sourcing challenges throughout their supply chain. Prior to joining the JetCo Federal team, Greene worked as a marketing manager for a material processing company where he was responsible for strategy, channel management, and operations. Greene is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he received his master’s degree in Communications.

 

Johnny Schweir

Johnny Schweir

Johnny Schweir joins JetCo Federal as a capture specialist. In this role, he meets sales goals by supporting bid response efforts and finding new opportunities. Prior to joining the JetCo Federal team, Schweir worked as a buyer and manager at an outdoor equipment company. Schweir is a graduate of Anderson University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management.