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An individual who is regularly engaged in the business of receiving and storing goods of others in exchange for compensation or profit.

The business of warehousemen can be either public or private in nature because they may store either goods belonging to the general public or those goods of certain individuals. Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code sets forth the rights and liabilities of warehousemen.

WAREHOUSEMAN. A warehouseman is a person who receives goods and merchandise to be stored in his warehouse for hire.
     2. He is bound to use ordinary care in preserving such goods and merchandise, and his neglect to do so will render him liable to the owner. Peake, R. 114; 1 Esp. R. 315; Story, Bailm. Sec. 444; Jones' Bailm. 49, 96, 97; 7 Cowen's R. 497; 12 John. Rep. 232; 2 Wend. R. 593; 9 Wend. R. 268; 1 Stew. Rep. 284. The warehouseman's liability commences as soon as the goods arrive, and the crane of the warehouse is applied to raise them into the warehouse. 4 Esp. R. 262.

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2) Damages may be limited by a term in the warehouse receipt or storage agreement limiting the amount of liability in case of loss or damage, and setting forth a specific liability per article or item, or value per unit of weight, beyond which the warehouseman shall not be liable; provided, however, that such liability may on written request of the bailor at the time of signing such storage agreement or within a reasonable time after receipt of the warehouse receipt be increased on part or all of the goods thereunder, in which event increased rates may be charged based on such increased valuation, but that no such increase shall be permitted contrary to a lawful limitation of liability contained in the warehouseman's tariff, if any.
The contract is for organizing and conducting the course warehouseman with support truck with motor drive for the participants of the project "Equal in the labor market" under the "Guarantees for young people" - Operation supported under the Initiative for employment of young people.
Jason Horner, branch director at the depot, had nothing but praise for his brave warehouseman.
Police yesterday said they were disappointed after a former warehouseman who killed his wife and teenage son during a domestic row was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
The pair allegedly used their balcony as a laboratory to prepare explosives stolen from the chemical plant where Osman worked as a warehouseman.
He worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a year and then entered civil service as a supply warehouseman in 1980.
Warehouseman Damian Broom, 23, was stabbed to death outside the Tesco store in the old Hoover factory on the A40 in Greenford, west London, on Tuesday night.
is a freight broker, third-party logistics provider and a warehouseman.
Contract notice: Organizing and conducting the course warehouseman with support truck with motor drive for the participants of the project equal in the labor market, under the guarantees for youth operation supported under the initiative for youth employment.
The supermarket warehouseman spent almost a month in a coma after being struck with an illness which could have been caused by a spider bite.
The severity of the attack left warehouseman Mr Toseland in a coma.
PLEA: Gang warehouseman Ronald Harnick was spared jail