Hunter Fan Company Receives Werc Warehouse Certification

December 02, 2011

To earn this distinction, the WERC program provides an industry-standard grading methodology that includes facility inspection and process assessment by an independent third party. The program is voluntary and certifies an individual warehouse facility’s capabilities and its ability to perform core warehousing functions. 

“As the recognized leader in education and research for the warehouse, distribution and logistics industry, WERC focuses on advancing the art and science of warehousing/distribution and driving the warehouse profession to new levels,” says Michael J. Mikitka, WERC’s chief executive officer. “WERC is pleased to award Hunter Fan Company with this certification. We congratulate both management and associates in their pursuit of best practice and continuous improvement.” 

The leadership team at Hunter Fan Company includes David Phillips, General Manager;  Leone DeGaetano, Director of Transportation; Mike Bradford, Operations Manager and  Jim Bond, Rework/Returns & Receiving Manager. “It’s an honor to achieve the WERC certification and be recognized in the same category as companies like Starbucks Coffee, Penske Logistics and Whirlpool Corporation who have also received this certification.  This is a great step forward for us as we continue to improve our distribution costs and provide Best in Class service to our customers,” says Phillips.   

WERC is the only professional association focused exclusively on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. Members are experts from all facets of the distribution industry who come together to share practical knowledge and professional expertise to improve individual and industry performance. Learn more at

About Hunter Fan Company:

Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Hunter Fan Co. is the world’s original ceiling fan manufacturer. Today, the company also manufactures high-performance air purifiers, low-maintenance humidifiers, portable fans and energy-saving thermostats. Hunter fans and other product lines are available in retail showrooms, home centers and discount stores nationwide. For more information, contact 1-888-830-1326.