History of Standard Distribution Co.
We’ve been warehousing and shipping products since 1936. Our Goal at Standard Distribution is to seek growth and diversification through service to our clients. The values that drive our goals are based on outstanding customer service.
A family of partners since 1936.
Since 1936, SDC has continually delivered excellence in the distribution industry. Over the years, as our company grew, we never lost sight of the goals and values of which the company was founded.Contact Us
Standard Distribution in 2011
Today, we’re well positioned to expand our relationships, providing services that help companies grow and prosper. We have the capability to service clients throughout the country; we’ll go where there is a need.Contact Us
About Our History
The history of Standard Distribution Co. began when Stan and Norma Seroke, grandparents of Stan and David Poe (current owners), moved from Chicago, IL to Iowa in search of new opportunities. In 1936, Stan Seroke started Standard Distributing, a wholesale beverage business distributing beer, in Waterloo, Iowa.
Over the years the Poe family continued to grow their business and purchased Crystal Ice and Cold Storage in 1979, which had been a cold storage warehousing business since the late 1800’s. In 1999 Crystal Distribution Services expanded their warehousing business and built a new 150,000 square foot dry warehouse for an existing food grade client.
The cold and dry storage facilities operated under the Crystal name until 2005 when the two groups separated and the dry storage group changed its name back to Standard Distribution Co. Today, Standard Distribution Co. has evolved into a full service third party logistics (3PL) company based in the geographic middle of the country with facilities throughout the United States. The company’s diverse and experienced staff has the capability to open up warehousing facilities anywhere they’re needed.