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The Pacific Story

Established in 1856

Pacific Storage Company’s origins date back to 1856 when it was known as Pacific Leather Tannery. German-born Charles and Jacob Wagner, attracted to the riches of California during the Gold Rush, established this business in Stockton on June 25th, 1856. Captain Charles M. Weber, the founder of Stockton, deeded an entire square city block for the Wagner family and Pacific Tannery.

Leather processed by the Pacific Tannery was shipped to all parts of the United States, as well as Japan and China for use in making shoes, harnesses, and other leather goods.

The tanning industry grew exponentially in the Asian Pacific, causing a sharp decline in operations at Pacific Tannery. As a result, Pacific Tannery ceased operations in the middle of the 1920’s. With the tannery business behind them but the infrastructure still standing, the Wagner’s found a new use for the original Stockton buildings: commodity storage. Thus, in 1928 after purchasing a truck to assist in the transportation of goods, Pacific Storage Company was born.

In 1932 Pacific Storage Company became a Bekins Moving and Storage agent where they were the second oldest and third largest Bekins agent in the United States, with warehouses throughout Northern California.

In 1956, Pacific Storage entered the record storage business and began to increase their service offerings. These services include paper storage, media storage, document shredding and document imaging. To better reflect the numerous product and service offerings, the name of the record storage division was changed to Pacific Records Management. Expanding throughout Northern California, Pacific added locations including Sacramento, Modesto, and Fresno.

After the entering the record storage business, the natural progression for Pacific was to enter the document destruction industry. Shredding became such a success for Pacific Records Management that it eventually became its own division in 1979 known as Pacific Shredding.

Since then, Pacific Shredding has increased its pounds of paper shredded and recycled every year. In 2020 alone, Pacific Shredding has shred and recycled over 12 million pounds of paper.

In 2016, after noticing the increased demand for the destruction of large volumes of data storage devices and electronics, Pacific Storage created Data Destroyers. While other data destruction services require sending in electronic equipment to be destroyed, Data Destroyers sends a state-of-the-art destruction vehicle that utilizes GigabiterTM technology to a specified location, allowing the customer to directly hand off and supervise the destruction of hard drives, solid state drives, and other electronic devices.

After deciding to exit the Interstate Household Goods moving business and its affiliation with Bekins Van Lines in 2017, Pacific Storage sought to reimagine their office and relocation department. Spurred on by the gradual shift in demand towards logistics and distribution services, Pacific Logistics and Relocation was created in 2018. Operating out of Sacramento, this division specializes in office and warehouse relocation, distribution services, logistics and project management, decommissioning and final mile delivery throughout Northern California.

Pacific Storage Company occupied the original tannery site in Stockton as both a warehouse space and as their corporate headquarters until the end of 2022 where they have since moved out.

Pacific Storage Company was founded with an old truck and a marvelous dream. While the old truck is long gone, the dream still lives on.

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  • 1852

    1852

    Spurred by the California Gold Rush, brothers Charles and Jacob Wagner arrive from Germany and settled in Stockton, California.

  • 1856

    1856

    Pacific Tannery was founded.

  • 1879

    1879

    Pacific Tannery expanded to cover four blocks of downtown Stockton and had over 100 employees – making it one of the largest companies in California.

  • 1885

    1885

    Pacific Tannery, operated by Kullman and Wagner Leather Co. was one of Stockton’s most successful manufacturing establishments. Located at the head of McLeod Lake, hides and tanbark could be transported by ship directly into the plant by passing through the El Dorado Street drawbridge.

  • 1928

    1928

    Due to a decline in leather sales to foreign countries and a rise in freighting charges, Pacific Tannery converted its tanning facilities and entered the commodity storage business.

  • 1932

    1932

    To reflect its current business, the company updates its name to Pacific Storage Company. Pacific Storage Company also became agents for the Bekins Moving and Storage Company, thus entering the moving business.

  • 1962

    1962

    Pacific Storage Company entered the record storage business.

  • 1975

    1975

    Pacific Storage Company introduced its office and relocation division, eventually becoming Pacific Logistics and Relocation.

  • 1977

    1977

    Robert Foy was named President and CEO of Pacific Storage Company.

  • 1979

    1979

    Pacific Storage entered the document shredding industry.

  • 1982

    1982

    Charles W. Wagner named Chairman of the Board of Pacific Storage Company

  • 1982

    Pacific Storage expanded North and opened its first Sacramento office.

  • 1995

    Chet Turney named President and CEO of Pacific Storage Company

  • 1998

    1998

    Richard Steed named Vice President of Pacific Records Management.

  • 1998

    1998

    Acquired Hussey Moving and Storage.

  • 1998

    1998

    Greg Tudor named President and CEO of Pacific Storage Company

  • 2000

    2000

    Pacific Storage Company became Bekins Shareholders

  • 2004

    Acquired Auburn Van & Storage.

  • 2004

    Pacific Records Management surpassed 1 million cubic feet of record storage.

  • 2006

    2006

    Pacific Shredding reached the milestone of 2.5 million lbs. of paper shred and recycled.

  • 2007

    2007

    Pacific Records Management built their first media vault in accordance with NFPA 232 Standards for the Protection of Records.

  • 2010

    2010

    Pacific Records Management surpassed 2 million cubic feet of record storage

  • 2011

    2011

    Pacific Storage Company expanded business operations South into Fresno by acquiring Cen-Cal.

  • 2012

    Pacific Shredding reached the milestone of 25 million lbs. of paper shred and recycled.

  • 2012

    Acquired DOCUstor Central Valley.

  • 2012

    2012

    By 2012, the company was shredding and recycling over 4 million lbs of paper on an annual basis.

  • 2016

    Pacific Shredding reached the milestone of 50 million lbs. of paper shred and recycled.

  • 2016

    2016

    Pacific Storage Company founds Data Destroyers, offering on-site destruction of data storage devices and electronic waste.

  • 2017

    2017

    The office and industrial relocation service of Pacific Storage Company is reimagined into Pacific Logistics and Relocation.

  • 2019

    2019

    Acquired American Mobile Shredding, increasing their shredding presence in Central and Northern California.

  • 2021

    2021

    Acquired American Document Destruction, expanding the shred business into Nevada.

  • 2021

    2021

    Pacific Shredding hit the milestone of 100 million lbs. of paper shred and recycled

  • 2022

    2022

    Pacific Storage Company moved their headquarters from the original tannery site.