Our Story

Your Reliable Logistics Partner

Sunland Logistics Solutions is a third party logistics provider (3PL) specializing in warehousing and value-added services with a lean approach. Our industries of expertise include automotive, retail, e-commerce, chemical, and paper. We offer a wide range of solutions, from reverse logistics to Foreign Trade Zone accessibility. Headquartered in Upstate South Carolina since 1982, Sunland operates over 2.5 million square feet across the Southeast and Midwest and is growing into a national provider.

To help our customers do what they do…better!

To create a great 3PL company where opportunity exists, people want to work, and customers want to buy.

Sunland’s company values are reflected in the acronym, WE CARE:

Winning Every Day

Working with our fellow associates, customers, and suppliers to collaborate and win as a team.

Customer Loyalty

Committing to asking, listening, and responding proactively to customers’ changing needs and continuously learning in order to develop solutions for our customers.

Associate Engagement

Providing leadership that inspires service excellence and ability to generate and share ideas that will help change the game for customers.

Reaching New Heights

Striving to seek new methods to innovate, provide fuel for organic growth, and win new customers.

Encouraging Excellence

Adopting an attitude of excellence in all aspects of our business and approach to serving customers, which translates to a culture of encouraging winning strategies and creating a “leading effect”.

Sunland’s Story

In 1982 Sunland Distribution, Inc., was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit by Sam Cole in Greenville, SC, and established as a successful local public warehouse provider. After learning the business through his experience as Sunland’s Head of Sales, Arch Thomason purchased the company in 2009 and became CEO with a new vision for Sunland. His first steps were focusing on quality and establishing expertise in the automotive, chemical, retail, and paper industries.

In 2013, a new executive leadership team of logistics experts was assembled to take the company from being a local provider to a competitive national provider. Our Destination 2018 Strategic Growth Plan was established and is in full implementation mode. Sunland recently established a strategic partnership with LeanCor Supply Chain Group and has embarked on its journey to become a lean organization that is focused on continuous improvement and eliminating waste.


Sunland’s executive leadership is a team of industry experts with global company experience who are united by the desire to provide better service through:

  • Customer alignment
  • Lean and continuous improvement culture
  • Vested approach to building relationships
  • Developing a winning team supported by servant leadership

Industry Involvement

Sunland Logistics is an active member of the logistics and supply chain community. We believe in the importance of supporting our industry organizations. We are adept and innovative solutions providers, because we have established relationships with a large network of subject matter experts and channels for learning the latest market trends, environmental changes, and best practices. This is possible through our involvement with organizations such as CSCMP, WERC, and IWLA.


Sunland has multiple ISO 9001 certified operations and has an approved and activated Foreign Trade Zone.

Quality & Innovation Are at the Heart of Sunland

Learn more about the policies and programs that keep us focused on the best outcomes for your business.