Our History

Text Box: Mawson and Mawson,  Inc.The roots of Mawson and Mawson took hold in 1895 when James Mawson first began hauling goods by horse and wagon from the Philadelphia docks to the surrounding areas. Through the intervening years, James Mawson continued to service customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In 1928, his son, Kenneth, became a partner in the company, transporting goods intrastate and intersate under the new name Mawson & Mawson.

The Father and son team expanded the operation, hauling gypsum board, iron and steel, and heavy machinery through Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

On February 4, 1941 James passed away leaving Kenneth as the surviving partner. At this time, Kenneth entered into a partnership with his wife, Elizabeth. In the spring of 1947 Mawson and Mawson became incorporated.

Robert J. Durbin, purchased the company in April, 1953 and directed growth through the early 90's, specializing in over-dimensional loads of structural steel and heavy machinery, while expanding our services to include Western Pennsylvania and Ohio through an interlining agreement.

In 1968, Al Zeffiro Transfer & Storage, Inc. and Zee Corporation were purchased to give us the ability to service Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia directly. Through the 1970's the company changed from servicing primarily structural steel and machinery to sheet steel and tin plate products that we still specialize in today. We have since expanded our service area to the 34 states east of the Rocky Mountains, and the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Canada.

Throughout the 1990's, Mawson and Mawson, Inc. expanded our services into the aluminum industry. The company also focused on quality delivery for all sheet products, with the use of specialized trailers, for proper securement and protection of the product.

In April 1993, Robert J. Durbin retired, and majority ownership is now held by Timothy G. Durbin, who has been with the company since 1976.

Today, Mawson and Mawson, Inc. is recognized as one of the preeminent players in the flatbed transportation market. We proceed into the new millennium with a firm foundation built on honesty and integrity. We are committed to growing with our customers, by providing superior service and on time delivery, in order to fulfill our goal to be best in the industry.