Our History

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In 1968 TransPress identified an opportunity to enter the haulage industry and purchased his first heavy goods vehicle, notably a T.K. tipper. With this tipper Edward carried stone from the quarries throughout Cumberland for use in the construction of the new M6 motorway. Edward and his wife Rene ran their new business under the name of E.T. & I Stalker from their home in Heads Nook, a small village close to Carlisle in Cumbria.

2012

The 104,000-square-foot former Hussmann Corp. facility on East State Street Extension for a public warehouse to be used six days a week.

2009

The 250,000 sq ft. Universal Building on Route 30A in Gloversville was purchased and became part of School House Companies. However at this time the name and School House Pallet and Warehousing was changed to UNIVERSAL WAREHOUSING, INC.

2007

Looking forward to more growth within the industry Fred acquired the former White Mop Wringer Corp. building located within easy reach of Exit 28, NYS Thruway in Fultonville, NY. This facility was converted into a truck terminal and the location provided a new home for a local leather business and a solar pool cover manufacturer.

2005

the corporation Ace Service Center a heavy duty truck and trailer repair center which was formally located in Amsterdam moved to the Mayfield Commerce Park location.

2001

Always ready to help out in a time of need, SLA Transport delivered nine tons of goods for the Earthquake victims in El Salvador and to the World Trade victims in NYC. These contributions to the community and help during the San Salvador Relief effort were honored by Center Civic in awarding the 2001.

2000

SLA Transport, Inc was purchased and merged with School House Transport.

1998

the location on Bell Street, Amsterdam, NY became too small to contain the growing business and employees. A move to The Johnstown Industrial Park along with the continued growth and success of the business again outgrew this facility. Assertive, self-motivated and goal-oriented Fred purchased the 600,000 sq ft facility on Patch Road, Mayfield. The Public Warehousing, Pallet Repair, Transportation division and Corporate Offices were moved to this location.

1993

Expanding into the commercial warehousing industry, wood chipping and pallet repair at the location on Bell Street, Amsterdam, NY

1981

Fred moved into the transportation business. Serving the North East in the transportation business it has become a major trucking company in the area, maintaining a fleet of 250 Trailers and 53 Tractors.
The company owned its own Petrol Station at Al-Dhahran St. in Riyadh

1979

Fred Olbrych purchased School House Pools, Inc. Amsterdam, NY