ASW Is One of the 50 smartest companies in NE Ohio

October 5, 2020ASW has been named as one of the 50 smartest companies in the Northeast Ohio region and CEO André Thornton has been recognized as a top executive. ASW and Thornton were honored at the 2020 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards on October 27. The Corporate College Smart 50 Awards are hosted by Smart Business. Since 2014, the Northeast …

ASW Announces the Promotion of 2 Associates

September 28, 2020ASW has promoted two members of the Operations Team: Carlos Stevens and Ron Russell. Carlos has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President-Supply Chain Services.  His primary responsibilities will focus on our Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement processes, Customer Service Operations, and NACD Compliance Certification—to name a few. Carlos started with ASW in June, 1987 and …

CEO Featured in IWLA Newsletter Focus on Inclusion

September, 2020ASW CEO André Thornton is featured in IWLA’s inaugural Inclusion & Diversity Council Newsletter. The article highlights Thornton’s transition from an All-Star MLB career to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Thornton underscores ASW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and discusses the business case for D&I initiatives. He also clears up misconceptions some may have about minority-owned businesses. “Some people hear …

Why Transitioning to DTC with an Ecommerce Store Makes Sense for Your CPG Company

If you’re in the CPG industry and you’re not engaged in selling direct-to-consumer (DTC), you could be missing out. Mass market and niche retailers and CPG companies know their bread and butter has always been establishing, nurturing, and strengthening consumer loyalty. With greater reliance on ecommerce, however, maintaining customer loyalty has grown more tenuous for companies that do not have …

Demand for Warehousing & Distribution

Swell in Ecommerce Sales Fuels Demand for Warehousing and Distribution ServicesThe demand for warehousing has been increasing. The Wall Street Journal reported an increase in new leases or renewals of warehouse space by 43% just between April and May and year-to-date, a nearly 3% increase in warehouse leasing as compared to the first half of 2019. The rapid growth in …

Leading a Logistics Company During the Pandemic

June 18, 2020Interview with André ThorntonAs a business leader in the logistics industry, CEO André Thornton discusses his experience handling challenges and running a business during the COVID-19 pandemic.