Our short story,
A young company... with decades of experience
CWF Manufacturing was founded in 2002 by a veteran of three decades in transportation and logistics, through the acquisition of three highly successful regional 3PLs in New Jersey and Los Angeles. By combining logistics professionals with great local knowledge and resources, an integrated technology platform, and years of experience in the gateway markets, CWF Manufacturing serves manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in a variety of industries.
CWF Manufacturing today serves many of the nation’s leading retailers and retail manufacturers through a variety of services including drayage and transloading, full-service distribution, value-added services and regional and national transportation. Our deep commitment to putting our customers’ products on the shelf, on-time, and configured for sale is our key to success, and makes all CWF Manufacturing customers “Retail Ready.”
CWF Manufacturing is taking a leading role in sustainability strategies for transportation and logistics. We’re finding ways to reduce fuel, waste, and disposal costs, and implementing sustainable strategies at key points in the supply chain.
We are converting local drayage and delivery fleets to new clean power. In 2010, we completed the conversion of our LA fleet to meet the stringent clean air standards for the ports in the State of California.
We operate SmartWay Certified Fleets. This EPA-sponsored program helps carriers “improve fuel efficiency by implementing strategies such as idle reduction, improved aerodynamics, weight reduction, and using low rolling resistance tires. Implementing driving practices such as speed control, progressive shifting and optimal gearing also boosts fuel efficiency.”
We’re testing solar power arrays in our NJ operations, with plans to expand the program to take advantage of nearly 5 million square feet of warehouse roof available for solar installation. We see this as a first step toward developing zero carbon footprint warehouse operations nationwide.
Carbon footprint reduction
Our local operations use recycling, green packaging, and automatic lighting solutions to reduce waste and energy usage. In Los Angeles, our off-peak operations for port drayage reduce wait time and idle time for our trucks, significantly reducing carbon emissions. These local efforts, combined with our national initiatives above, make CWF Manufacturing a “GatewayGreen” project.