International Sales

The first MDI International account was opened June 1991 with a company from Iceland. They are still a loyal customer today. Since then, MDI has exported a variety of products to customers located in 36 countries worldwide.

On October 30, 2014 MDI was recognized for their accomplishments. The US Commercial Services (a dept. within the US Commerce Dept.) awarded MDI the 2014 “Export Achievement Award”. The Export Achievement Award recognizes small and medium sized companies that have successfully entered into the international marketplace.

On May 18, 2015, MDI was presented the President’s “E” Award for Export Excellence. The President’s “E” Award was created by Executive Order of the President to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports

Current Ports of Call

  • Charleston SC
  • Wilmington NC
  • Savannah GA
  • Newark NJ
  • Jacksonville FL
  • Miami FL
  • Port Everglades FL

Services & Capabilities

  • Container Pool Facility for Tropical Shipping and King Ocean

20’, 40’, 45’ Dry and Reefer Containers

  • Product Consolidation
  • Bi-Lingual Staff (Spanish and English)
  • Palletize, Slip Sheet or Floor Loading
  • Export Documentations and Certifications
  • USDA FSIS Inspection Facility
  • Experienced BIVAC Inspection Site
  • Expertise in shipping from Ambient to -20 Degrees Fahrenheit for Ice Cream

Commercial Accounts

The MDI Business to Business marketing strategy is to offer procurement and logistic solutions to any distributor, retail chain or Community Food source within our logistics reach. This strategy includes a complete comprehensive supply chain option to various trade channels including Hardware, Drug, Mass, Specialty and Convenience. Providing Supply Chain Solutions is what we do. Whatever the need may be, MDI can provide a competitive approach.

“Re-distribution” opportunities are on the rise. Most manufacturers are searching for ways to improve their operational efficiency by removing unnecessary cost and expense. Increased minimums to ship are widening the cost spread between weight brackets to encourage customers to become more efficient at procurement often times resulting in excess and aged inventory concerns. The most common need is to address the expense of a LTL (Less Than Full Load) order. Some common Distributor concerns are Order Frequency, cost of goods, Slow Movers, Variety/Availability and High Manufacturer minimums. On the other hand Manufacturers are looking to become more efficient, eliminate expenses, reduce Accounts receivable exposure, increase sales and improve market share.

Benefits of Program

  • Improvement in MFG Bracket position
  • Expanded Variety
  • Consolidation of LTL Vendors
  • Efficient ordering for Slow Movers.
  • Reduction in Cost of Inventory
  • Shorter Lead Times
  • Reduced Administrative Cost
  • On Time Deliveries
  • Available for Pick Up
  • Direct Plant Bill Thru programs
  • Electronic Interface
  • PO Entry and Invoice
  • Over 8,000 SKUs offered with EDLC discount
  • Access to MDI Fleet
  • Slot Replenishment
  • Customized Programs

• Temperature Zones
Ambient Dry
• Pallet Storage
• Case Pick Available
• A La Carte Warehouse Services Available

• Full Service Transportation Solutions
• Inbound Logistics Available
• 6 Days Per Week Pickup Availability
• Flexible Time of Day Deliveries
• Quick Dock Turnaround Time
• State-of-the-art Security
• Below Market Rates

Our Fleet

  • Fleet Truckload & LTL Services within a 500 mile radius of Hickory, NC
  • Time Sensitive and Expedited Services
  • Truck-Types
    • Dry Vans
    • Refrigerated
    • Frozen
    • Ice Cream
    • Mixed Temp Zones
  • 225 Power Units, 400 Reefers, 200 Dry Vans
  • Pallet Pricing and per 100 weight rates

Transportation Brokerage

  • Brokers Authority – Provide Full-Truck and LTL Services outside of Fleet Delivery Area

Provide Full Logistics Support

Consolidation Services

Consolidation Services is a third party logistics and service provider within the Alex Lee, Inc family of companies. A division of MDI, Consolidation Services supplies a vast array of warehousing and distribution services specializing in assisting manufacturers with the shipment of products to retail efficiently. We operate a 200,000 sq. ft 3PL warehouse and storage facility.

We have worked with all levels of customers from large retail operations such as Wal-Mart, Sam’s, K-Mart, and Kohl’s, to small e-commerce customers just starting out. Our mission is to deliver proven cost-savings warehouse and logistics solutions, enabling our customers to concentrate on marketing and growing their businesses.

Key Services Offered

• Pick, Pack and Ship Order Fulfillment

• E-Commerce Fulfillment

• Food Grade, Bonded Dry Warehouse Storage

• Transportation Management, including Freight

• Brokering and Forwarding

• Mass Merchant Capability

• Displays, Kitting, and Assembly

• Foreign Trade Zone – General Purpose

• Importing and Exporting

• Multi-language Product Relabeling

• Inventory Management

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