Our History

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From its beginnings in 1979 more than three decades ago when Fred Olbrych purchased School House Pools, Inc. Amsterdam, NY, School House Companies/SLA Transport, Inc has grown into a diversified organization. Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose confidence, perseverance and vision promoted success in the Warehousing, Trucking and Heavy Duty Truck Repair industry.


The 104,000-square-foot former Hussmann Corp. facility on East State Street Extension for a public warehouse to be used six days a week.


The 250,000 sq ft. Universal Building on Route 30A in Gloversville was purchased and became part of School House Companies. However at this time the name and School House Pallet and Warehousing was changed to UNIVERSAL WAREHOUSING, INC.


Looking forward to more growth within the industry Fred acquired the former White Mop Wringer Corp. building located within easy reach of Exit 28, NYS Thruway in Fultonville, NY. This facility was converted into a truck terminal and the location provided a new home for a local leather business and a solar pool cover manufacturer.


the corporation Ace Service Center a heavy duty truck and trailer repair center which was formally located in Amsterdam moved to the Mayfield Commerce Park location.


Always ready to help out in a time of need, SLA Transport delivered nine tons of goods for the Earthquake victims in El Salvador and to the World Trade victims in NYC. These contributions to the community and help during the San Salvador Relief effort were honored by Center Civic in awarding the 2001.


SLA Transport, Inc was purchased and merged with School House Transport.


the location on Bell Street, Amsterdam, NY became too small to contain the growing business and employees. A move to The Johnstown Industrial Park along with the continued growth and success of the business again outgrew this facility. Assertive, self-motivated and goal-oriented Fred purchased the 600,000 sq ft facility on Patch Road, Mayfield. The Public Warehousing, Pallet Repair, Transportation division and Corporate Offices were moved to this location.


Expanding into the commercial warehousing industry, wood chipping and pallet repair at the location on Bell Street, Amsterdam, NY


Fred moved into the transportation business. Serving the North East in the transportation business it has become a major trucking company in the area, maintaining a fleet of 250 Trailers and 53 Tractors.
The company owned its own Petrol Station at Al-Dhahran St. in Riyadh


Fred Olbrych purchased School House Pools, Inc. Amsterdam, NY