History of Corrigan
Today, Corrigan has grown into one of the most respected moving and logistics companies in the nation.
Corrigan Logistics is part of the Corrigan Family of Companies. Through our partnership with UniGroup Logistics, Corrigan is part of a nationwide network of warehouses and service providers who handle logistics projects across the country and around the globe. Corrigan Logistics is uniquely positioned for future success due to their talented and dedicated team and endless pursuit of excellence.
The Corrigan Story starts back in 1923 when Frank “The Chief” Corrigan moved from the lumber camps of Quebec to Michigan. In Dearborn, MI he joined the Ford Motor Company. The Chief was ambitious, and when he wasn’t working at Ford, he began delivering ice after-hours with his trucks. Around the time The Great Depression hit The Chief switched from hauling ice with his three trucks to helping people affected by the depression move. This lead to the foundation of Corrigan Moving in 1929.
The Chief guided the business through the Great Depression and World War II before passing the torch to his son, Paul, in 1946. Under Paul’s leadership, Corrigan grew from a single small office into one of the largest movers in the country today. Corrigan joined forces with United Van Lines in 1949, and Paul served as its Chairman of the Board for over 20 years.
In 1969, Ford Motor Company asked Paul to handle their global logistics needs for Ford’s new tractor supply chain. This new division of Corrigan grew quickly to handle export crating, air & ocean consolidations, and freight forwarding services. Corrigan Air & Sea Cargo managed Ford Tractor’s entire supply chain, which included 6 tractor assembly plants around the world, and tracking over 45,000 different parts.
Corrigan formally separated the domestic logistics business lines from the global freight forwarding of Corrigan Air & Sea, creating Corrigan Logistics.
The company is now lead by Paul’s sons, David and Michael Corrigan. The company is stronger than ever with 12 Midwest locations, 600 employees, 100 long distance drivers, and 500,000 square feet of warehouse space. For generations, Corrigan has been highly regarded for their integrity, honesty, and commitment to their customers. This philosophy continues to transcend through the entire staff of Corrigan Logistics.
Corrigan is a member of the UniGroup Logistics, providing a global network of transportation experts. With 500 domestic warehouses, our partnership with UniGroup Logistics Network gives us unparalleled access and control over inventory management