About IWLA


Welcome to IWLA1891!

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) is the unified voice of the value-added warehousing and logistics industry, representing third-party logistics and warehousing service providers. The core mission of the association is to provide ideas and information to warehouse logistics providers information to help members run high-quality, profitable businesses.

But it’s the association’s deeply rooted history that makes IWLA what it is today: A 1997 merger of the nearly 80-year-old Canadian Association of Warehousing and Distribution Services (CAWDS) with the American Warehouse Association (AWA), which was founded in 1891 – making IWLA one of the oldest associations in existence today. In fact, AWA is a founding member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

This blog pays tribute to this rich history as it transitions into a modern-day digital documentation of the association. From past to present, IWLA leadership hopes this blog is a beneficial source of information and serves as a guide for future generations of members who will continue to strengthen the association.


Help members run high-quality, profitable warehouse logistics businesses.

The Transfer & Storage Monthly Newsletter was issued to members of the American Warehousemen's Association circa 1916.

The Transfer & Storage Monthly Newsletter was issued to members of the American Warehousemen’s Association circa 1916.

7 responses to “About IWLA

  1. Looking forward to this new feature IWLA is offering our members. I just returned from the DC Fly In and Council/Committee meetings. Our members were energized and passionate about our industry.

  2. I don’t typically comment on posts, but as a long time reader I thought I’d drop in and wish you all the best during these troubling times.

    From all of us at Royal CBD, I hope you stay well with the COVID19 pandemic progressing at
    an alarming rate.

    Justin Hamilton
    Royal CBD

    • Thank you for reaching our and wishing us well Justin. We are all doing well and working from home to assist our members. Best wishes to you and please stay safe.

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