HWC Logistics is the culmination of a family journey that actually began in the 1950’s in New Orleans when a WWII Veteran named Dick Owens had the vision that international trade was about to become a part of the American business landscape.
Dick was working as a janitor in the local Jax Brewery plant at the time when he decided to move to Chicago, IL in the hopes of becoming a licensed Customs House Broker.
Dick worked for local brokers in the early 50’s and then in 1957 Dick opened his own firm – Airsped, Inc, and became the first Customs Broker to open an office at then named Old Orchard Airport – later to become O’Hare International.
Mr. Owens changed his business over the years to include courier service and small warehousing services. He retired from the business in 1984.
His legacy in the Chicago trade community includes the longest serving President of the Chicago Brokers Association as well the mentoring and employment of many of the brokers who shaped the Chicago landscape over these past decades.
In 1981, Dick’s son, Mike Owens, after graduation from Tulane University in New Orleans, started his own business in Atlanta by buying a Dodge Van and opening a courier service serving the needs of the six local brokers in the Atlanta market.
In 2012, Hartsfield Warehouse, after the acquisition of Atlanta transportation market leader, Cargo Services of Atlanta, changed their name to HWC Logistics to more closely identify their capabilities and services as a Total Logistics Management Provider.
HWC Logistics Advantages
- Order Fulfillment
- Pallet in Pallet out
- Pick & Pack
- Material Handling
- Third Party Logistics
- 4PL Services
- Assembly / Distribution
- Reverse Logistics / Returns management