Chemical Warehousing & Logistics

Global leaders in petrochemicals to pharmaceuticals contract with WSI for hazardous material storage to distribution throughout the United States. A strong compliance and safety record combined with comprehensive service sets WSI apart from other 3PLs.

WSI owns 4 secure hazardous material warehouses and a variety of dedicated and private chemical facilities. Certifications include DOT, EPA, DHS, OSHA compliance, and full site containment. Our chemical logistics division (Material Logistics & Services, LLC) is certified with IMDG, IATA, DOT and HAZWOPER.

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First 3PL Certified as a Responsible Care® Partner

WSI’s chemical handling subsidiary, Material Logistics & Services (MLS), is proud to be a Responsible Care® Partner with the American Chemistry Council. Responsible Care is a voluntary initiative of the American Chemistry Council that goes above and beyond governmental requirements to promote health and safety in chemical warehouses. Responsible Care Partners pledge to protect the environment while promoting continuous improvement through health, safety and security measures.

At WSI, we’re committed to best-in-class service and performance in chemical storage and hazmat warehousing. Because when it’s your name on the product, you can’t afford to trust your chemical logistics and handling to anything less than an expert. WSI works with chemical companies worldwide and has extensive experience with hazardous materials in accordance with environmental regulations.

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Raising the Standard with Certified Chemical Logistics

Optimized Chemical Logistics for Enhanced Efficiency and Safety

The combination of services WSI delivers in terms of chemical industry logistics help our clients consolidate their storage and labor needs, reduce their costs, meet scalability challenges, and boost their operational flexibility.

Bulk Storage & Transfer

WSI offers bulk storage and transfer services, with our team of professionals overseeing the safe and efficient movement of chemicals from one destination to another. We strive to ensure maximum efficiency, while also optimizing safety standards through proper maintenance, precautions and operations.

Versatile Packaging Options (drums, totes, pails, boxes, bags, super sacks)

Chemical shipments can come in all shapes and sizes. WSI provides efficient and reliable packaging solutions to ensure your chemicals are properly stored, handled and shipped in their most appropriate form.

Flammable & Temperature-Controlled Rooms

Chemical manufacturers require temperature-controlled and flammable rooms to safely store their products in any hazardous material warehouse. WSI provides specialized rooms with sophisticated temperature and humidity control systems, as well as the necessary safety equipment and precautions.

Packaging, Repackaging, Relabeling, Fulfillment, Transportation

At each of our chemical warehouses, we offer a range of services to help our clients manage their chemical shipments, including packaging and repackaging, relabeling, fulfillment, and transportation. Our team is committed to providing the utmost care when handling chemicals and ensuring that they are delivered safely and securely.

Services Available at Your Facility or Ours

We are equipped to offer our services at your warehouse facility or ours. Our team of professionals is available to assess your needs and ensure that you receive the best possible service for both short-term and long-term projects.

Expert Sampling, Blending, Dilution

Chemical products often need to be blended, diluted or sampled before they can be safely shipped from a hazardous material warehouse. WSI has the expertise and resources to provide these services onsite in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Secure, Compliant, and Efficient Chemical Storage Solutions

Innovative Approaches to Safe Chemical Storage

When it comes to hazmat warehousing, advancements in technology and engineering have led to safer, more efficient chemical storage solutions. Smart sensors and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies allow for close monitoring of environmental conditions, and can detect potential hazards in real time. Innovative materials like corrosion-resistant alloys and advanced polymer coatings can also help prevent reactions and leaks during transport to and storage at chemical warehouses.

Temperature-controlled rooms allow for advanced monitoring of temperature and humidity levels in the case of flammable chemicals, and modular containment systems offer flexibility and scalability, enabling safer storage solutions that can be adapted to various chemicals and volumes.

The Importance of Proper Chemical Warehousing Practices

Chemical warehousing requires meticulous planning and management to prevent accidents and comply with regulations. In practice, this means incorporating sophisticated inventory management systems throughout the chemicals warehouse to track chemical expiration dates and ensure FIFO (First In, First Out) protocols, reducing the risk of using degraded chemicals.

Chemical warehousing facilities often use automated ventilation systems to manage fumes and maintain air quality, while temperature-controlled environments are crucial for storing temperature-sensitive substances. Proper training levels must be required and maintained to ensure readiness for any emergency, aligning with regulatory standards for health, safety, and environmental protection.

Explore Strategic Chemical Warehousing Locations

WSI maintains four certified chemical warehouses available for public lease across the United States and a variety of dedicated and private chemical warehouse facilities. In addition to these facilities, WSI provides chemical distribution and logistics nationwide.

We are often chosen as a one-source provider with capabilities such as chemical transportation, warehousing and storage, distribution, sampling, blending, and packaging. We can be your chemical trucking company, for bulk chemical transport and hazardous materials logistics. Our team can even provide custom chemical packaging in all sizes and shapes. We also have the ability to perform blending and dilution, whether it’s at our facility or yours.

Certified Chemical Handling, Storage & Transport

All industries ought to take care with their materials and products. For companies utilizing a chemicals warehouse for chemical storage, however, the need is magnified. Choosing a chemical logistics company without all of the necessary emphasis on compliance and safety could bring disastrous results.

Volatile materials can lead to significant threats to public health and safety if not handled correctly. This is why choosing WSI for your transport and chemical warehouse storage solutions is the best choice. Our experience and knowledge base enable us to stay in sync with the ever-changing requirements — providing comprehensive 3PL for the chemical industry.

Types of chemicals we handle

  • Acids

  • Corrosives

  • Detergents

  • Dyes, Paper & Textile

  • Fertilizer

  • Optical Brighteners

  • Oxidizers

  • Paints

  • Paper Treatment

  • Petrochemicals

  • Poisons

  • Plastic Resins

  • Polymers

  • Solvents

  • Poly Resin Films

  • ORM-D

  • Potassium Carbonate Pellets

  • Flammables

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical Warehousing

Does WSI have hazmat warehouse certifications?

Yes, WSI’s chemical logistics division, Material Logistics & Services, LLC, is fully certified and provides secure, compliant storage and distribution for chemicals and other hazardous products. Their certifications encompass DOT, EPA, DHS, OSHA compliance, and full site containment, ensuring the highest standards for chemical storage and handling.

What requirements exist for hazmat warehouses?

Hazmat warehouses are required to comply with a range of regulations to ensure the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials. This includes certifications and adherence to standards set by the DOT, EPA, DHS, and OSHA. These regulations cover secure access, environmental protections, emergency preparedness, and specific handling certifications like IMDG, IATA, DOT, HAZWOPER to ensure safety and compliance.

What is an American Care Partner?

WSI, through its chemical handling subsidiary Material Logistics & Services, LLC, is a proud Responsible Care® Partner with the American Chemistry Council. Responsible Care is a voluntary initiative that extends beyond government requirements, focusing on protecting the environment and promoting health, safety, and security measures at hazardous materials warehouses nationwide. As a Responsible Care® Partner, WSI commits to continuous improvement in these areas at every chemicals warehouse with our name on it, ensuring the highest standards in chemical logistics and warehousing.

How does WSI follow OSHA Chemical Storage Guidelines?

WSI adheres to OSHA chemical storage guidelines at each of our chemical warehouses, including the use of sophisticated inventory management systems, automated ventilation systems to manage fumes, and temperature-controlled environments for storing temperature-sensitive substances. Our hazmat warehouses are designed with safety and compliance at the forefront, incorporating modern technologies and materials to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment.

How should flammable liquids be stored in warehouses?

Flammable liquids in every WSI chemicals warehouse are stored with the utmost care, following strict guidelines to prevent accidents. This includes storing them in temperature-controlled and flammable rooms, equipped with advanced monitoring systems for temperature and humidity levels. WSI’s hazmat warehouses are designed with the appropriate safety equipment and precautions, such as corrosion-resistant alloys and advanced polymer coatings, to prevent reactions and leaks, ensuring safe storage solutions for flammable chemicals.

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