Carolina Public
Carolina Public Warehouse, Inc.
3609 Glenn Ave.
P. O. Box 4508
Winston-Salem, NC 27115-4508

Phone: (336) 767-2891
Fax: (336) 767-1863

Quality Storage & Distribution Services Since 1957
Safe • Secure • On-Time
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Carolina Public Warehouse, 3609 Glenn Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336-767-2891
Carolina Public Warehouse, Inc.
Our History
early picture of cpwCarolina Public Warehouse was formed and incorporated in 1957 by three families, Frank Penn, Leland Lawson and Herbert West. The founders of CPW were encouraged by Norfolk/Western railroad to provide a facility for the storage and distribution of packaging materials for the tobacco manufacturing companies located in the Winston-Salem vicinity. At that time the Company began its operations from its current location on Glenn Avenue in Winston-Salem, with 40,000 square feet and five rail slots.

Between 1970 and 1985 the warehouse facility grew to 100,000 square feet and twelve rail slots and in 1988 CPW added 35,000 square feet and three rail car slots, increasing their rail slots to fifteen. In 1991 the Company further expanded its service offerings by moving into the transportation business, beginning modestly with a single tractor and two trailers, making deliveries to RJR Tobacco. We currently operate 7-9 power units daily serving our customers in the Carolinas and Virginia.

During the 1990’s CPW expanded again by adding paper distribution to its list of services. Although the expansion was intended to provide service to the tobacco manufacturing industry, the changes required for paper handling meant that new equipment had to be purchased. Specifically, paper roll clamps for forklifts that previously only handled 4,000 lb paper rolls with up to 50” diameters, went to 8,000 lb and 72” diameters. These changes meant that CPW was able to address the needs of a new market: the paper distribution industry. As a result of excellent customer service and ‘word of mouth’ referrals, CPW became one of the leading supplier of services to the paper industry and by 1998, our warehouse had increased again to 200,000 square feet and our rail slots increased to twenty.

Today, Carolina Public Warehouse operates within a 300 miles radius of its headquarters in Winston-Salem. The company’s management staff is Larry Hicks, President, James Mullis, Operations Manager and John Reavis, IT Manager. In addition to the tobacco and paper industries, we also now serve a variety of other industries: plastics, chemicals, lumber and building materials and finished consumer goods are some examples. Some of the benefits of dealing with our company include:
• Modern 250,000 Sq. Ft. Facility
• Personalized Service Excellence
• Competitive Rates
• In-House Truck Fleet
• Multi-Car Rail Siding
• Fire, Security and Sprinkler System
• Easy Access to Major Highways
• Computerized Inventories
• $5,000,000 Liability Insurance Coverage
We appreciate your interest in CPW and look forward to serving you.
Carolina Public Warehouse, Inc.
Quality Storage & Distribution Services Since 1957
Safe • Secure • On-Time
Carolina Public Warehouse, 3609 Glenn Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336-767-2891
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