Weber History

Weber Distribution was one of the first logistics companies established in the world. We began in 1924 with one small warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. Today, we operate distribution centers, transportation terminals, and cross-docking facilities throughout North America.

The following is a brief snap-shot and timeline of Weber Distribution:

1923

In Los Angeles, California, Weber Showcase and Fixture Company is a manufacturer of display equipment, whose prominent name is known throughout the country. Local Los Angeles businesses recognize Weber for their ability to get product to market in a timely manner and soon others nearby were asking Weber to store product and make deliveries for them.

1924

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States, a U.S. stamp costs $.02, and Karl Weber, entrepreneur and successful leader of a manufacturing company, expands Weber Showcase and Fixture Company into the world of third party warehousing and distribution. The company is officially incorporated on January 21, 1924.

1964

The company is acquired by Nick Weber, founder Karl Weber's son, who had been the firm's Vice President and General Manager since 1961.

1970

Expansion becomes necessary as the company grows as a provider of warehouse and transportation services to the food, chemical, and consumer goods industry. The company opens up an additional 200,000 square foot facility in Vernon, California.

1979

The company expands its Los Angeles region presence by opening up a 203,000 square foot distribution center in La Mirada, California.

1981

The company expands its geographic presence on the West Coast by opening up a 103,000 square foot San Diego facility.

1989

In order to grow its presence in the chemical market, Weber purchases a 212,000 square foot Distribution Facility in Santa Fe Springs, California. The facility has an in-rack sprinkler system, as well as H-3, corrosive, and poison rooms.

1991

Weber expands its Southern California geographic presence by opening its first Distribution Center in the Inland Empire, a 275,000 square foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This facility is a DC hub for the Military division.

1992

Weber acquires competitor Warehouse Distribution Centers (WDC), a leading warehouse provider to the consumer goods industry. This acquisition expands its Southern California market presence by an additional 185,000 square feet.

1997

Weber expands its Los Angeles region presence by completing the acquisition of a second Norwalk facility. This 180,000 square foot facility is next door to the current Norwalk facility.

1998

Weber expands its locations into Las Vegas when Ocean Spray builds a 300,000-square-foot Las Vegas DC about two miles from its bottling plant. Ocean Spray selects Weber to run all operations, including receiving, put-away, picking, returns, repack, consolidation, shipping and drop-trailer management.

1998

Weber signs a contract with Vons (Safeway) to operate a facility in Henderson, Nevada. This facility supports all of the warehouse and distribution needs for Von's Las Vegas region.

1999

The company officially changes its name from Weber Distribution Truck and Warehouse to Weber Distribution, LLC.

2004

In order to support the expanding needs of its transportation customers, Weber Distribution opens a 140,000 square foot cross-dock facility in La Mirada, California that operates 24 hours a day. This brings Weber's presence in the Los Angeles region to over 1,000,000 square feet and 2,000,000 square feet on the West Coast.

2004

As demand for the Inland Empire region increases, Weber opens a 212,000 square foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga.

2005

Weber Distribution opens a 303,000 square foot facility in Fontana, California to serve California Innovations, the world's leading provider of cooler bags.

2006

Weber Distribution finalizes a deal to purchase TaB Warehouse and Distribution Co., a leading 3PL in the confectionery warehousing field that handles some of the most recognizable names in the confectionery industry.

Weber announces the purchase of 200 new trailer units, including 135 temperature-controlled units.

Weber Distribution now operates over 4,500,000 square feet of warehouse space in California, Nevada, Arizona, and the Pacific Northwest.

2008

Weber Distribution Signs Three-Year Contact With Buxton for Nationwide Distribution Weber Distribution was awarded a three-year contract with Buxton, a manufacturer of high-quality personal leather goods for more than 100 years, to handle the storage, pick & pack and their product line to retailers throughout the United States, including Staples and Office Max.

Salton Signs Contract with Weber to Manage 993,985 Square Foot Redlands Facility.

2009

Weber Distribution Celebrates its 85-Year Anniversary With a Long History of Success and Ongoing Expansion This marks the company as one of the longest operating privately-held third party logistics providers in the industry today, while continuing to expand its service offerings with supply chain modeling and network optimization solutions. In 1924 Weber Distribution began its operations as a single warehouse and trucking company and today it is a full service, complete logistics provider.

Weber Distribution Launches a New Consolidated Freight Program to Offer LTL Expedited Services at FTL Rates Working with major grocery chains and retailers nationwide, Weber Distribution launches a new program called Consolidated Express Service to offer set delivery times for its customers, as well as provide Less Than Truckload (LTL) expedited services at Full Truckload (FTL) rates.

Applica Consumer Products, Inc. Extends Its Contract With Weber
Weber signs an extended multi-year contract with Applica Consumer Products, Inc., a marketer and distributor of appliances including leading brand names Black & Decker® and George Foreman®, Juiceman®, Breadman®, Russell Hobbs® and Littermaid®, to take over the management of facilities based in Little Rock, Arkansas; Toronto, Canada; and to continue overseeing its facility in Redlands, California, effective immediately.

2010

July — Weber signs a multi-year contract with The Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE: VSI), a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products, to warehouse and distribute many of their top volume items throughout the Western United States.

August — Weber celebrates 30 years of providing warehousing and logistics services in San Diego, California this month.

November 1, 2010 — The company officially changes its name from Weber Distribution to Weber Logistics.