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Our History

1918 First Customs Brokerage Opens
Company Founder William F. Willson opens first customs brokerage office at the ferry landing in Fort Erie, Ontario for traffic from Buffalo, N.Y.
1930 First Customs Brokerage at Peace Bridge
Willson becomes first customs broker at newly-constructed Peace Bridge at Fort Erie, Ontario
1965 Niagara Falls
Willson opens Niagara Falls, Ontario office
1968 Purchasing Assets Expansion
Company expands, purchasing assets of W.H. Adams Ltd. at Ambassador Bridge and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel
1973 Bluewater Bridge
Willson opens office at Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia, Ontario
1986 International Forwarding Begins
Establishes international forwarding business for truck and international freight
1987 New Offices Open
New offices opened in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Buffalo, Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan
1990 Electronic Processing Launches
Launches electronic processing of entries and transmission to customs
1991 Client Services
Creates client service department to provide clients with one consistent service contact
1998 Mississauga, Ontario
Moves executive, sales and accounting offices to Mississauga, Ontario
2003 Certifications Awarded
Certified under U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Canada’s Partners in Protection (PIP) programs
2005 Client Portal Unveiled
Unveils web-based Client Portal providing clients with online access to key customs transactions information
2007 Client Data Integration
Introduces cutting-edge Web and electronic systems — reducing data entry time for customs paperwork, shortening clearance times and enhancing Willson-client data integration
2008 Freight division merges with Green Global Logistics
Freight division merges with Green Global Logistics to create Willson-Green Logistics — offering an enhanced international network and support for truck, air and ocean transport
2015 Brand Refresh Revealed
Willson International launches a brand refresh with a new corporate identity