In 2008, Hartsfield Warehouse celebrates its 27th year in business. Dedicated to providing quality and reliable service to our customers, our business is committed to being a powerful partner to all we serve.
From our humble beginnings as a single courier to our vision today of being an integrated provider of distribution, warehousing, import, export and trucking services, please see how our business has progressed below.
1981 - Hartsfield is started by Mike Owens as a courier company with a single vehicle. We transport documents from the Customs Brokers to the airlines, Customs, banks and the steamship lines.
1984 - Atlanta Customs opens the first "Model Inland Port" and Hartsfield is selected to run the inspection dock. This is the precursor to the first CES station.
1986 - We open our first warehouse which is 5,000 square feet and start the first CFS and Bonded Warehouse in Atlanta.
1989 - We move to a new 25,000 square foot warehouse because of the growth in our CFS business. We sign an agreement to become the seizure warehouse in Atlanta for U.S. Customs.
1992 - We move again to a new 56,000 square foot warehouse. This accommodates our growing CFS and export business.
1993 - We are awarded the first and only CES contract in the Port of Atlanta. We continue to hold the CES designation today.
1994 - We expand to 75,000 square feet. We also start a relationship with Cargo Manager Systems to automate our warehouse services.
1996 - We move again to 136,000 square feet as we grow our distribution and storage business.
1999 - We enter the transportation business by providing our customers local and regional deliveries.
2001 - We celebrate our 20th anniversary by opening a 55,000 square foot warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2006 - We move again into a new warehouse built to our specifications. It encompasses 305,000 square feet over 17 acres.
2007 - We open a 129,000 square foot warehouse in Savannah, Georgia.