About Us

Peoples Services, Inc. traces its history to 1914, then operating in Massillon, Ohio as a moving and storage company. In 1947, Raymond Sibila, owner of Sibila Trucking, bought Peoples Cartage and Storage Company. Since then, the Sibila family has owned and operated the company for three generations. Ray also purchased the Mayflower Agency buildings in Massillon while also securing U.S. Mail contracts hauling U.S. mail both inside and outside of Ohio. By 1954, Peoples Cartage had become one of Massillon’s most important businesses and is featured in the “Stark County Story“. Ronald Sibila, Raymond’s son, joined the company in 1957 after serving three years as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force.

In the late 1960’s Peoples Services branched into public warehousing while continuing to grow and expand the existing businesses. In 1991, Peoples Services, Inc. was formed as the parent company of Peoples Cartage and related companies. Peoples established our corporate headquarters in Canton, Ohio in 1993. In 2001, Douglas Sibila, a third-generation family member, assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Peoples acquired two more companies in the following years, and Doug was named Chief Executive Officer while Ron Sibila remained Chairman of the Board. Numerous acquisitions in the region followed as Peoples expanded both in physical size and in the variation of services offered. In 2010, Peoples acquired Terminal Warehouse, doubling the size of the company. We purchased Central Warehouse Operations, consisting of two locations in Michigan and one in Dayton, Ohio. Two years later, Style Crest Logistics with eight locations in the Fremont, Ohio area became another important addition. In 2017, Peoples acquired B&M Storage, a facility which offers cold storage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 2018 brought another addition and expanded the company’s reach to the southeast US: the Grimes Companies in Jacksonville, Florida, including four locations. In October 2020, we acquired Kandel Cold Storage in Tallmadge, Ohio. In June 2023, we acquired the assets of Presidential Express Warehouse & Trucking located in Bayonne, New Jersey. Most recently we acquired the assets of Swafford Trucking, Inc., Swafford Warehousing, Inc. and Swafford Transportation, Inc. based in Greer, Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina.

TDI operates over 45 warehouse facilities in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New Jersey, mostly as Total Distribution, Inc., providing over ten million square feet of public and contract warehouse space. We are an asset-based network of companies dedicated to providing third-party logistics services. We specialize in handling commodities that require extra attention to temperature and other factors: from chemicals and plastics to food grade materials and consumer goods. Our services include transloading bulk material from rail to bulk pneumatic tank trucks, drumming, packaging and repackaging services, e-commerce fulfillment, inventory management and transportation. Because we also own our own fleet of trucks, we offer in-house transportation brokerage and management services.

As Total Distribution, Inc., a Peoples Services company, we are committed to going beyond logistics for a better solution. With over a century of business experience and excellence, we work with our clients to help solve distribution and supply chain challenges in innovative–and cost-saving–ways.