BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
GREATER FORT DODGE GROWTH ALLIANCE BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
WHITE TRANSFER & STORAGE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ARE TWO CORNERSTONES OF WHITE TRANSFER AND STORAGE.
In 1959, Bob hired a driver named Leo Crimmins, who was an experienced mover in Fort Dodge. Leo worked as a driver, in the warehouse, and later within management. Ten years after Leo was hired, Bob Croden was ready to retire. Having no children of his own, he sold the company to Leo and his wife Genevieve. Leo made some big changes, which enabled White Transfer and Storage to focus on the core of White Transfer and Storage has operated in Fort Dodge since 1901, making it one of the city’s oldest businesses. Art White began the business as a furniture and small appliance store and made deliveries with a horse drawn carriage. Art’s nephew, Frank Croden, became owner of the company and expanded into the moving business with the support of Allied Van Lines and fellow agents. Next in line was Frank’s son, Bob Croden. Bob grew the Allied fleet to sixteen drivers and, combined with the use of the rail system, filled the company’s old location in downtown Fort Dodge (next to the fire station).
their business and become more productive. In 1970, he closed the furniture store and built a 100,000 square foot warehouse, which is still the company’s headquarters today. Throughout the years, Leo’s sons, Dave, Kevin and Denny all worked for White Transfer and Storage. Eventually, Dave bought out the Allied Van Lines portions of the business while Denny purchased White Transfer and Storage. Denny’s sons, Ben and Max, joined the company after college and are heavily involved in the management and operations.
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