Dependable Distribution Services is recognized as a worldwide leader in the handling of U.S.-bound cocoa beans and cocoa products. Our reputation has been developed through an unsurpassed combination of facilities, expertise, and infrastructure. For over 25 years DDS has been the destination of choice for cocoa bean imports from equatorial regions around the world.
They operate 540,000 sq. feet at Pier 84 South in Philadelphia as a dedicated facility for the storage of cocoa beans.
They manage 2.1 million sq. feet of warehouse space, which includes: certified sampling, certified weighing, debagging into trucks, supersacks, reconditioning and quality control inspection.
They handle, store and distribute cocoa beans and semi-finished chocolate products throughout the United States. All facilities are alarmed, monitored with sprinkler systems, food grade, rail served and certified by ICCE and CMAA.
Dependable provides full-service forwarding capabilities including documentation, distribution, warehousing, facility selection and transportation to all points in the United States.
Their transportation division specializes in local cartage and drayage services within the Philadelphia Regional area including the ports of Philadelphia.
Project | EXHAUST FANS — Design and Installation
Dependable Distribution was in need of additional ventilation in one of the main warehouses. There were plenty of skylights in the roof so we converted many of them into exhaust fans to aid in the warehouse ventilation. Lima Company performed the following tasks to successfully complete the project:
- Completed required design work for the project
- Completed required project layout and air flow evaluation
- Furnished and delivered exhaust fans including all roof curbs
- Removed existing skylights in preparation for install of exhaust fans
- Rigged and installed roof curbs and rooftop exhaust fans
- Installed bird screens, electrical disconnects, back-draft dampers and automatic motor starters
- Performed start-up service to insure that all units are working properly
After the work was completed, we followed back up with the management to make sure we met all their expectations for the project.
Project | REMODEL RESTROOMS AND KITCHEN —Design and Installation
As Dependable Distribution continues to enhance their facilities, they decided to remodel their restrooms. Lima Company was contracted to complete the renovations. Here is what Lima Company performed to complete the project:
- Completed required design work
- Completed required project layout
- Furnished and delivered new kitchen fixtures with trucking service is included
- Furnish and deliver new bathrooms fixtures with trucking service is included
- Removed existing kitchen and bathrooms fixtures and disposed of materials
- Installed new kitchen and bathroom fixtures
- Furnished materials to install new water supply and water drainage piping to connect new kitchen and bathroom fixtures
- Furnished and installed new hardware as required to support installation, set-up and operation of new kitchen and bathroom fixtures
- Checked operation of newly installed kitchen and bathroom fixtures
After the work was completed, we followed back up with the management to make sure we met all their expectations for the project. We passed with flying colors.
As always, it is our pleasure to serve Dependable Distribution.