Moving American Industry since 1883!
Rowe Transfer of Knoxville, TN is proud of its history, as it should be, with its doors having been open for over 130 years; Rowe has withstood the course of time by continuing to develop itself to meet the ever-changing needs of the transfer industry.
Rowe Transfer was started in 1883 by entrepreneur David Rowe. It operated out of the Knoxville train depot and used horse-drawn wagons to move products and supplies for several Knoxville businesses. Knoxville’s population at the time was steadily growing with new factories and businesses supplying jobs in the area, so Rowe would also move new residents to developing neighborhoods throughout the area.
In the early 1900s, Rowe grew from small in town moving of goods to larger items like pianos and long-distance hauling. During this time Rowe also grew its warehouse storage services. Rowe offered fireproof storage, hauling to and from storage, and warehousing with wrapping and handling.
As the machinery and automotive industry evolved through the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, Rowe Transfer progressed with it. They became carriers for large equipment and machines within the city, locally, and even long-distance. Over the years, Rowe continued to grow its brand as a transport and rigging company. They have done rigging jobs across the country, as well as the world, installing machines such as cyclotrons.
Rowe Transfer still continues to offer the long tradition of rigging, warehousing, and transportation services that made Rowe successful in the transfer industry, while in recent years adding other valuable services like crating, truck mechanical service through Certified Diesel Solutions, and brokerage with RTI Logistics Services.
Rowe Transfer has grown from the stable with 150 stalls and 20,000 square feet of wagon space that moved housing goods and business supplies locally in the late 1800s to a state-of-the-art warehouse with over 50,000 square feet that allows for the storage of products waiting to be shipped and a crating department that can create any size container. We’re proud to still offer transportation services around the world, and our rigging process is built to safely and efficiently resolve any project sent our way.