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We’ve been in the warehousing business in Memphis, TN for a long time. We opened our first warehouse here in 1948, though we’ve moved to a different part of the city since then. Warehousing has been around for a lot longer than that, though.

Here’s an interesting entry describing warehouses in ancient Rome:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horreum

Here’s an interesting story about an ancient Egyptian warehouse, discovered fairly recently:

http://cryptoworld.co.uk/ancient-mummy-warehouse-found-in-egypt/

Who knows, maybe several thousand years from now someone will be publishing an article about the ancient warehouse they’ve unearthed here in what used to be a place called Memphis…

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