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.
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|
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.