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Our Differentiated Model

We employ a differentiated model of invested, local operators and a centralized support team to achieve our vision of preserving food and providing access to those in need. ​

Invested Entrepreneurs (PROs)

Owners of acquired businesses become Partnering Regional Operators (PROs). PROs are operating entrepreneurs who retain a direct investment in the success of their business while also investing in CORE X overall. This allows the next generation to continue driving their family business and creating value for themselves.

Experienced Support

Best-in-class operating team supports the PROs to optimize customer service. This team includes over 25 professionals in Sales, Transportation, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Security and Safety.

Capital for Growth

PROs benefit from capital support to upgrade and expand their facilities. Customers benefit from new and more efficient facilities, enabling growth with a trusted cold chain provider.

Peer Collaboration

PROs are part of a partnership committee in which PROs meet quarterly and collaborate on all aspects of their businesses, sharing their 360+ combined years of different perspectives, experiences, and passion for the cold chain.

Our Story

Founded as RLS Partners in 2020 by Tony and Russell Leo, alongside noted business leader and entrepreneur Tom Casey, CORE X Partners started as an affiliate of RLS Logistics, a successful third-generation cold chain solutions provider owned by the Leo family. 

RLS Partners was rebranded as CORE X Partners in 2023 with its own dedicated management team to sustain its explosive growth.

CORE X Partners employs a differentiated strategy and raised capital to serve the long-term needs of cold chain family businesses and their customers. Over the past three years, CORE X Partners has built a national cold chain network consisting of 52 million cubic feet through partnerships with six family businesses and the development of new facilities in Massachusetts, Indiana, and Mississippi.

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Mission-Driven, Community Focused.

We have a responsibility—to our customers, to our communities, and to ourselves—to create a more effective cold chain industry. We believe it is up to us to take an active role in ending food insecurity and reducing food waste by helping our customers better preserve food and provide access to those in need.


On the surface, CORE X Partners is a network of regional best-in-class cold chain operators, who came together to offer top-tier service on a national scale. At our core, we are connected by a shared commitment to the same four pillars:

Cold Storage Expertise

We understand the cold chain and what our customers need to move their products efficiently and safely.

Outstanding Service

We believe in overdelivering on our commitment to our customers, to make their jobs easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Regional Relationships

We are real people, rooted in the communities we serve, with family business legacies we plan to maintain for years to come.

Entrepreneurial Empowerment

We are passionate cold storage operating investors who want to continue to grow, to innovate, and to build something stronger together.

Our Values


  • with customers to create solutions
  • with each other to create national scale
  • with entrepreneurial operators to grow their businesses
  • with our communities to serve responsibly

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  • each other ensuring safe work environments
  • your food throughout the cold chain
  • our integrity by doing what we say and holding each other accountable


  • food to extend its useful life
  • family values and local relationships
  • the legacy of family owned cold storage


  • the highest level of service and responsiveness
  • a place for you to grow and feel valued every day
  • food for people who need it in the communities we live, work, and play
  • family owned cold storage businesses a solution to sustain their legacy and amplify their positive impact on the food supply chain

Regional Presence in Development

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The result is a national network of true partners—both in business and in a commitment to advancing the industry. We collaborate, innovate, and grow stronger through our network and can offer our customers greater access, flexibility, and service in the process.

It’s a win, win, win.

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