In February of 1930, Edward Kane traded his car for a used truck to provide local hauling to valley regions of Northeast Pennsylvania.
During the 1940s, KANE focused on delivery of refrigerated food products in Northeast Pennsylvania. Using small trucks, delivered to local businesses and homes.
KANE’s local trucking business expands, with an average of one truck added per year.
In the 1950s, KANE launched its warehouse business in response to a request from General Electric to store appliances.
First trailer purchased.
Edward’s son, Gene Kane, takes over company operations.
Kane Warehousing is launched by converting 2,000 square feet of garage space.
Expansion of warehousing business with purchase of Market Street warehouse in Scranton.
First KANE cross docking operation opened in Scranton.
During the 1960s, KANE continued to grow its warehouse footprint and made a strategic decision to focus on warehousing as an engine for company growth.
South Washington Avenue building in Scranton purchased to expand warehouse capacity.
Expanded relationship with Kraft. Purchased first refrigerated trailer to distribute cheese.
First official usage of Kane Is Able logo.
Plans for Taylor 1 (T1) to be built in Stauffer Industrial Park.
In the 1970s, KANE expanded its focus from local to regional distribution. Initially, this was done to support distribution of Philco appliances.
Taylor 1 (T1), KANE’s first warehouse in Stauffer Industrial Park, opened. Modern, rail-sided facility is 100,00 square feet.
Business expansion continued in the 1980s with the addition of new DCs in Stauffer Park in Scranton and growth in the freight business driven by deregulation within the transportation industry.
KANE first advertises on the benefits of product distribution from Northeast PA.
KANE expanded its cross-dock operations, opening a 63-door cross-dock facility in Scranton, PA.
Taylor 2 and Taylor 3 open, the second and third KANE warehouses in Stauffer Industrial Park.
During the 1990s, KANE expanded into large, dedicated contract operations for outsourced distribution. Relationships established with many large customers, including PepsiCo, Kimberly-Clark and Sam's Club.
340 associates, 812,550 square feet, revenue of $17.5 million
KANE's fourth warehouse (T4) in Stauffer Industrial Park opens, with Topps as the primary customer.
KANE Logistics is launched. Retail cross docking operation opens.
KANE opens its first operation outside of Pennsylvania -- a cross dock facility in Maryland.
Packaging services blossom as focus changes to postponement and contract solutions.
Completion of Taylor 5 (T5) and cross dock.
PLCB (Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board) operations at T3.
Taylor 6 (T6) in Stauffer Park completed.
During the early 21st century KANE grew rapidly due, in part, to expansion beyond the Northeast region. Services diversified into automated fulfillment and advanced packaging operations.
Gene Kane, Sr. becomes Chairman.
Dick Kane named President and CEO.
Stauffer Park buildings renamed Distribution Centers (DCs) to reflect a shift away from storage to high-volume distribution solutions.
Automated fulfillment operation launched at Tunkhannock , PA DC.
Large, single-client DC opens in Hazleton, PA.
Large, single-client DC opens in Meshoppen, PA.
New Scranton cross dock facility opens.
75th Anniversary celebration.
Revenue hits the $100 million mark.
KANE becomes a charter member of SmartWay.
KANE expands network footprint into Atlanta.
KANE expands network footprint into California.
KANE expands network footprint to Chicago.
KANE introduces tagline -- the CPG Logistics Specialists -- emphasizing the strategic focus on logistics solutions for manufacturers of consumer packaged goods.
Ecommerce & fulfillment solutions expanded.
Starting in 2010, KANE's Board of Directors expanded to include members outside of the Kane family. Strategy remains dedicated to long-term growth, while maintaining the company's core values.
Gene Kane, Sr., our beloved founder, passes on. (1930 - 2010)
Tier 1 WMS, TMS, and LMS installed.
Augmented our customer dedication by enrolling associates in Villanova University training for Lean Belts, Green Belts and Black Belts.
Expansion of operations in Atlanta.
KANE expands into Inland Empire (Southern California).
KANE expands network footprint into Detroit.
First CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tractors placed into service for the KANE fleet.
First expansion of KANE fleet outside the Northeast -- greater Atlanta region.
Kane Is Able makes its first acquisition in the company's long history -- Nexus Distribution DC Hubs in Allentown, PA and Atlanta, GA.
KANE celebrated the company’s 75th Anniversary in 2015 and, during the next several years, expanded operations in Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Utah and California.
KANE expands network footprint into Ohio.
KANE expands network footprint into Salt Lake City, UT.
Expansion of operations in Chicago.
KANE is the first 3PL to be awarded the prestigious 3PL of the Year in back-to-back years.
KANE ventures into outside storage with Dow Building Solutions.
Sam's Club and KANE celebrate their 25 year partnership - KANE was the first 3PL to work with Sam's Club (1991)
KANE expands operations in Pennsylvania, Georgia and California
Kane Is Able Announces Investment by Harkness Capital Partners
As the new decade began, KANE handled significantly increased distribution volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic with increased levels of operational performance. The early 2020s also saw a rapid expansion of KANE’s contract packaging volumes and capabilities.
KANE rebranded from Kane Is Able to Kane Logistics to more simply state the company’s business – logistics services.
KANE prioritized worker protection from the onset of COVID-19 and, as a result, maintained business continuity for all customers at all nationwide locations throughout the pandemic.