Established first at Dallas and Houston in 1913, W. R. Zanes and Company was founded in Texas by Walter Revere Zanes, Sr., born in Salem, New York on August 7, 1890.Mr. Zanes, Sr. and later Mr. Zanes, Jr. were actively engaged in business partnerships throughout the Dallas and Ft. Worth area, including such endeavors as two separate cartage and drayage companies, and a huge, public warehouse operation.While Dallas was home base for the Zanes, because of its volume, Houston was considered the principal office for broker/forwarder activity. The firm was incorporated in Texas on February 4, 1929. The response of satisfied traders made possible expansion into New Orleans under a second corporate body in 1943. Additional branch offices later opened at Galveston in 1946, and Mobile in 1963.