THE STORY BEHIND THE SCENE.
Many successful companies in the U.S. typically have humble beginnings. The company Apple is an excellent example. This juggernaut of a company began in the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents in Los Altos, California. We all know how this story turns out. Most companies that make up the American landscape are small to mid-size. Every day entrepreneurs across our great land throw their hats into the ring of business hoping for success. Statistically according to Forbes Magazine nine out of 10 startups fail. Well, in spite of these odds thirty two years ago another unknown, John McIntyre tossed his hopes and dreams into the business arena. On November 21, while working at Hobby Airport for a trucking company out of New York, John McIntyre or Mr. Mac as he is affectionately called, saw an airplane land. As he stood on the dock he knew at once this was no ordinary plane. It was Air Force 1. President Kennedy was visiting Houston before that fateful visit to Dallas the day after. It was at this very time that the idea of forming his own pickup and delivery company came upon Mr. Mac. Over the next 21 years Mr. Mac persevered, gained experience, and asked many questions of those he knew in business, but never wavering to have his own business. One of the questions he often asked “How did you get started”?
From the beginning it was a family affair. The McIntyre Family worked long and hard hours to get Aries Freight Systems grounded, eventually hiring others. A key customer that Mr. Mac brought on is Powell Electric. They are still a prominent customer of Aries today. They along with Keystone Valve were foundation customers of Aries, which enhanced company growth. There have been many changes and growth in the 32 years, yet we wouldn’t be here if not for the courage of a young man from Kosse, Texas whose modest beginnings didn’t prevent him from dreaming big and helping others. In 2016 Aries went through a rebrand, focusing on their long standing partnerships across the world, becoming Aries Worldwide Logistics.
Every day, we go to work with one thing in mind: How can we make the most of this day and be of better help to our customers? After all, they are our ultimate goal, and we know that without them, there will be no business. Just like Sam Walton once said: “There is only one boss. The customer”. All our employees get work done, together, to deliver the promise we made to our customers.
Carriers. Just as important as our customers, we couldn’t function without them. That’s why building strong, true relationships goes a long way. We can always rely on them to help us with the most seemingly-impossible operations. We have one mission: Customers. Our Customers. And carriers are a big part of our success. They are there for us. Every time.
Aries is a place where we embrace new ideas and treasure knowledge and expertise. We stay true to our people, young or experienced. They are our biggest asset. We hear their voices and learn from them everyday, that’s how we manage to be a young spirit company, with decades of experience. We strive to be an open-minded company and nourish a culture where people love to come to work every day and treat our company as if it was their own.
Ever since the day Aries was founded, we have felt the need to give back to our community. Throughout the decades, Aries has been engaged in humanitarian actions and charities all over the world, not only supporting the U.S. less-fortunate communities, but also doing its best to help small communities in the poorest countries in the world.
When we look for new people to join our team, we want to make sure they share the same values as ours. One of them is being sociably responsible. Constantly seeking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint, Aries is working towards a safer and sustainable life. This is the world we leave behind, to our generations to come, to our children – the very reason why we do what we do, after all, isn’t it?