Company History

1970   Group of people acquire an Ohio Intrastate certificate and company is named Wooster Motor Ways

1975    Ken Beaverson purchased Wooster Motor Ways with operating revenue of just over $500,000

1976   Company builds warehouse in Wooster.

1983   Wooster Motor Ways purchases 105,000 square foot warehouse in Orrville, OH and officially enters the warehousing business.

1987   Paul E. Williams purchased Wooster Motor Ways.

1988   Following the death of Mr. Williams, Ownership of the company passes to Marsha L. Williams and assisted by son Paul M. Williams.  Paul M. Williams became vice president spending focusing on sales and operations; later to become executive vice president.  Wayne E. Hochstetler becomes president and retains the position until retirement.

1989-1996   More warehousing space and value added services added in Mansfield, OH totaling over 550,000 square feet.

1996   Construction of new terminal and cross dock in Cincinnati, OH.

1997   Construction of new terminal with cross dock, operations headquarters, and state of the art maintenance facility in Wooster, OH.  This expansion also enabled WMW to greatly increase the amount and the type heavy duty outside maintenance we can provide to our customers.

1999   Computerized dispatch and operations software implemented from TMW Systems.  Sterling Commerce's Gentran EDI electronic commerce capability implemented with the ability to process electronic load tenders, acknowledgements, shipment status, and invoices.  Wide area network installed for networking of terminals, remote offices, and mobile sales force.

2000   Company has grown to 200 power units and 600 trailers with annual revenue of over 20 million dollars.  Wayne E. Hochstetler retires as president of Wooster Motor Ways and Paul M. Williams becomes president.

2001   Wooster Motor Ways starts contracting for dedicated customer freight.  WMW Dedicated is later created.

August 2001    Warehousing division sold.

November 2001    WMW Logistics, Inc. is formed.  Logistics operation becomes a significant partner with Wooster Motor Ways, Inc. and share headquarters. WMW Logistics, Inc. coast to coast services include dry van, flat bed, and refrigerated units through the US & Canada.

2003   Wooster Motor Ways installs fleet-wide GPS Mobile Communications system allowing continual visibility of our entire fleet at a moments notice.

2004   Maintenance Department implements computerized vehicle maintenance system from TMT Software. Internet security services firm Protectus is retained and Internet IDS (Intrusion Detection System) installed.

2005  Planned electronic document imaging system.  Planned web based customer service portal with document retrieval, load tendering, and shipment status.

2005  WMW Logistics provides transportation solutions for over 500 customers throughout the U.S. with annual revenue of over $7.5 million. In March, WMW purchases PDX, a refrigerated carrier located in Columbus, OH. PDX is a regional hauler that had been doing business for 76 years with an annual revenue of over $5.5 million. WMW also purchases the OTR assets of D+S Distribution also located in Wooster, OH. WMW now has over 250 drivers with annual revenues over $35 million.

2006  Document imaging system implemented for digital storage of operations and maintenance paperwork.

2012  New Avaya phone system PBX installed at Wooster headquarters that supports advanced call routing and unified communcations.