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A Look Back at The Shippers Group Through the Decades

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jul 7, 2021

The Shippers Group is celebrating our 120th Anniversary this year. From our humble beginnings in 1901 as a warehouse for the cotton industry to 2021 as a leading national 3PL company, we are delighted to celebrate 120 years of growth.

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What does it take for a company to persevere through decades of change?

It takes commitment to values, leadership, vision, and the willingness to adapt. 

  • Innovation of automobiles and airplanes in the early 20th century were game changers for traveling and the transportation of goods.
  • The Great Depression and consecutive World Wars were tough times, but yielded new methods for mass production of goods.  
  • The Civil Rights Movement opened new doors for education and career opportunities.
  • The Internet gave rise to the global economy.

Through the decades The Shippers Group has responded as times have changed, adapting to the supply chain needs of shippers whether B2B or B2C with the emergence of ecommerce. Investing in people and innovation continues to move The Shippers Group forward to be a more proficient supply chain partner.  

Let's take a look back over the last 120 years...
1900s First Model T and Flight by Wright Brothers
1910s WWI, Prohibition, and the Titanic
1920s Booming Stock Market, Babe Ruth's Home runs, and Women's Voting Rights
1930s Great Depression and WWII
1940s Cold War and Mahatma Gandhi's Assassination
1950s Color TV, Korean War, and Elvis Presley
1960s Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, and the Deaths of JFK & MLK
1970s Iran Hostage Crisis, Watergate, and Roe vs. Wade
1980s Fall of the Berlin Wall, AIDS Crisis, and Cable TV
1990s Internet, Oklahoma City Bombing, and Columbine
2000s 9/11 Attacks, Introduction of the iPhone, and Great Recession
2010s Rise of the Global Economy, First Black POTUS, and Global Warming
2020s Global COVID-19 Pandemic, Cyber Security, and Civil & Political Unrest

 

Today, TSG provides warehousing, transportation, packaging and ecommerce services in 16 distribution operations totaling 6.5 million square feet of space nationwide and employing a diverse workforce of approximately 1500 talented associates.    
 

The Shippers Group is a leading national third-party logistics company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with distribution facilities in Texas, Georgia, California, Illinois, Florida, and Virginia totaling 16 locations and over 6.5 million square feet of space. To learn more about our areas of expertise, visit our Services page.                                                         

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