State-Wide Delivery Service was founded in 1987, when Tim and Lori Yoho recognized the need to support the commercial airlines, by delivering misrouted passenger luggage.
During those early days, the bulk of State-Wide’s business was delivering misrouted and misplaced luggage to travelers arriving and departing from John Glenn Columbus International Airport. Later, the need to transport time sensitive aircraft parts became a request and the company’s range of capabilities and services expanded within the aviation industry and business to business.
In 2005, with the sudden passing of Lori’s husband, she was faced with a life changing event. There was a need to step up as a single working parent to support and care for her 3 young children, as well as, commit the time and effort to solely operate State-Wide Delivery Service.
Lori’s innate ability to develop, launch, and implement complex solutions in a fast pace environment with a commitment to customer experience, she has created a premier courier company. State-Wide provides customized, same day, courier solutions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As a TSA certified Indirect Air Carrier (IAC), State-Wide has developed long standing relationships with major airlines, giving clients additional cost effective and timely options to ship packages on the next available flight.
Over the 30+ years, operations have expanded to provide customized delivery solutions to small, local businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies, rather the request is to deliver certified documents or larger cargo shipments. Many requests are time sensitive in nature, such as transporting donor tissue, aviation parts, media releases and one of a kind items. State-Wide Delivery also supports requests for on demand and scheduled deliveries within the retail, education and manufacturing industries.
State-Wide’s engagement and contribution to communities within Central Ohio, continues to be an important focus for Lori, her family and the company. Rather, partnering with local churches to sponsor and serve community meals, volunteering at food pantries, contributing to the performing and visual arts, or giving time and support to educational opportunities and scholarships for youth.
State-Wide Delivery Service, is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise. Lori is a member of National Minority Supplier Development Council, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Graduate of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and an active member of The OSU Alumni Association.
The company is committed to providing a premium customer experience and delivery solutions that sustain and grow with client and partner logistic needs.