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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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Sara Lee first learned something was wrong when unpaid carriers and warehousemen began contacting the baked goods company directly and threatening to stop service or to file lawsuits.
Because Daymark refused to pay the carriers and warehousemen despite having already received the funds to do so from Sara Lee, Sara Lee had to pay certain carriers and warehousemen directly in order to ensure the proper handling and distribution of Sara Lee products as well as the continued operation of Sara Lee," the company claimed.
Just as we now take for granted food preservation knowledge and procedures that were all but unknown in 1943, the next generation of warehousemen and women will take for granted their on-line access to the wealth of information presently housed in the TRREF library.
Each of you before this court is worldly-wise and can be categorised as professional warehousemen and professional couriers.
USRPA assembled a group representing farmers, warehousemen, and buyers of rice, which was able to supply FSA officials with information on the current market handling practices and discounts for light stain.
75 per cwt discount to be applied to rice defaulted under the loan program containing more than five lightly-stained kernels per 500 grams, is a matter of grave concern to our members and to the warehousemen who service the rice industry.
ACWI was formed by public warehousemen in order for them to pool their funds and resources, to market the members, and to create a network of warehousing services.
The three warehousemen resigned their full-dues membership in Local 951 in 1988 and 1989.
The contract for some 1,200 Lucky Stores warehousemen and drivers, in San Leandro, Vacaville and Sacramento, expired on May 1.
Louis, eligible union member are represented by International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 837; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America Local 610; United Plant Guard Workers of America Local 250, and Teamster, Firemen, Oilers, Maintenance Men and Associated Industries Local 367.
at Foodland Distributors include more than 600 warehousemen, mechanics
EAST and many other labor unions, including the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the International Union of United Plant Guard Workers of America, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America (AFL-CIO), and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America UAW, support the sale.