Star Distribution and the I-4 Corridor: Your Link to Florida Markets

Star Distribution Systems, Inc., in business in the Tampa Bay area since 1892, has been opportunely located on the I-4 corridor since 1985. This essential transportation and logistics company knows the Florida market better than anyone. In addition to having CSX rail service to their Plant City and Lakeland facilities, their proximity to Interstate 4, just two miles away, saves their customers time, out-of-route miles, and, more importantly, supply chain dollars.

“This is an exciting time to be in central Florida,” said Larry Jimenez, Star’s Vice President of Business Development. “The I-4 corridor is one of the top three fastest growing corridors in the nation, with roughly 500,000 people within a 15-minute drive and about 10.5 million people within a 100-mile radius. Business-friendly Florida, the third most populous state, has good infrastructure and a large, available workforce.”

The I-4 corridor runs through six counties between Tampa Bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast and Daytona Beach on the East Coast. It connects with every major north-south artery, including I-95 and I-75, turnpikes, expressways, and highways, making travel anywhere in the state a breeze.

The abundant labor pool and proximity to customers are a few of the reasons the area has become a major e-commerce and distribution hub for Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Home Depot, Ace Hardware Corporation, PepsiCo, Sysco, Walmart, International Paper, Coca-Cola and Best Buy and midsize companies like Publix, McLane Company, Advance Auto Parts, Gordon Food Service and O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Star Distribution, surrounded by new development and new distribution centers, has the trucks, the warehousing, logistics technologies and the talent to support you and take your goods to market, whether your business is food and beverage, household goods, high-end appliances, HVAC systems, building construction, retail, healthcare products or anything else.

“Being in the center of all this growth from day one allows us to give midsize and smaller companies an opportunity to service, sell to and compete geographically with the bigger-box players,” said Jimenez. “The cost of living is lower here than, say, in Atlanta, where traditional distribution for the Southeast has been for years, so the local overhead is reduced, which decreases operational expenses. Florida is positioned perfectly. From our I-4 corridor, we can easily provide next-day service to the state’s entire population of roughly 22 million people.” 

To learn how you can partner with Florida’s premier transportation and logistics company, contact Larry Jimenez at Star Distribution Systems, The Brightest Name in Distribution, at (813) 659-1002, ext. 256, or larry@stardistribution.us.   

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