It was 1997 when CWS Logistics Ltd. started out as a packaging and distribution facility. We started in Regina, Saskatchewan, and from there, delivered excellent customer service and dependability. CWS quickly gained an exceptional reputation and grew to serve more clients.
Our warehouse space doubled in 1998 to 250,000 sq. ft., to better accommodate our growing client base and demand. Over the next five years we continued to grow, adding warehouses and terminals in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as a fertilizer trans-load facility in Belle Plaine. In 2003 a CWS head office was established in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
As time moved forward, so did we – we expanded our trailer fleet to include Tridem dry vans, and operating our first turnpike trailer configuration between Regina and Winnipeg. By 2005 we had over 100 trailers in our fleet.
In 2006, CWS purchased a new warehouse, terminal and packaging facility in Regina, and in 2007 we developed uninterrupted turnpike operations from Winnipeg to Edmonton. We had now survived and flourished for ten years of operation.
CWS continued to see substantial growth in the next few years. In 2011, CWS completed construction of a brand new facility in Saskatoon. Early 2013, CWS saw the purchase of an additional facility in Winnipeg and a move into a new, larger warehouse space in Calgary. Early 2013 also saw the completion of a brand new building in Regina, right next door to the current location, bringing us to 340,000 ft² of warehouse space in Regina alone.
As an organization, CWS Logistics now exceeds 800,000 ft² of operational space and continues to operate 60 highway tractors and 160 dry van trailers.
Now, as an established, yet ever-growing, company, CWS provides transportation, logistics, packaging and warehousing services to a variety of industries from Manitoba through to British Columbia.