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Our History

Since 1906 one or more Fauré Brothers Corporation facilities  has been providing quality distribution and warehouse management services. 

Faure Brothers Corporation is the parent of three 3rd party (public) subsidiary warehouse operations.  The CEO and President is Amy Faure-Crohan – a granddaughter of one of the early operators and founders.  Amy’s father, Emile F., and his brothers, Lloyd and Herman took over the original business, Great Lakes Warehouse, when their father, Emile C Faure, retired in 1946.   Amy’s husband, Craig Crohan, is Executive Vice President

GREAT LAKES WAREHOUSE CORPORATION’s business originated in 1906 and was  known as Great Lakes Storage Company.  The original building at 11 Industrial Road, Hammond IN provided warehousing for Albert Dickinson Company and Continental Seed Company of Hammond.  In 1923 the building was acquired from Continental Seed Company and the business was incorporated under the name Great Lakes Warehouse Corporation for the purpose of providing “general warehousing and storage of goods, wares, merchandise, grain and other commodities”.  It continues today providing the services identified in its Articles of Incorporation.

Today we have three specialized independent subsidiary companies to serve our customer needs.

Gateway Warehouse Co., Inc. – Calumet City IL – Originated 1966

Gateway started as a 25,000 sq.ft. build to suit in 1966.  Today it consists of 240,000 Square Feet which includes the 42,000 sq.ft. addition added in 2002 to connect Gateway and the new Great Lakes facility.

Illiana Transit Warehouse Corp. – Hammond IN

The three buildings operated by Illiana in Hammond, IN were originally part of the Pullman Rail Car complex.   It has a total of nearly 240,000 Square Feet.

Great Lakes Warehouse – Calumet City IL and Hammond IN –  Great Lakes originated in Hammond IN in 1906. Today there are facilities in Calumet City, IL and Hammond. The original site is on the Illinois / Indiana border with the original facility on the IN side and newer facilities on the IL side. Additional buildings and modifications include a 100,000 sq.ft. facility at 700 State Street,  Calumet City IL purchased in 1999 and  a new 52,000 sq.ft. tilt-up concrete building finished in 2000 on State Line Road, Calumet City IL.

Faure’ Brothers Corporation’s three campuses currently cover approximately 840,000 square feet .

Our Warehouse Management System, Cadre’s Accuplus assures efficient document preparation, accurate product and inventory data, radio frequency communication availability, EDI services, a full complement of reporting capabilities, future systems flexibility, and customer access to their receiving, shipping, and inventory information through LogiView This system is upgraded as necessary to meet customer and internal needs. Customer owned and connected computer terminals and printers are also installed and used when desired.

We are more than just a group of Warehouses!  Since our inception in 1906, our firms have been dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality outsourced logistics services and information available – a dedication that remains our number one objective today.

Our success is the result of our commitment to clients and their customers.  For over 100 years our companies have continued to grow, progress, and change to accommodate the needs of our clients.  Our longevity and success are a result of having a professional staff of highly dedicated individuals that know their business – the business of customer satisfaction!