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H & W MOTOR EXPRESS
The 1934 Dubuque City Directory listed 750 Iowa.
The 1937 Dubuque Consurvey Directory listed 750-56 Iowa.
The 1942 Dubuque Classified Business Directory through 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 3000 Jackson.
At the time of Haas' death in 1961, the company was a $3 million business with 280 employees operating in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and with connections from coast-to-coast and Canada.
With the leadership of Wissel and later Urban "Skip" Haas, the company grew through the 1970s and 1980s. At one time, the company had 543 employees and 900 trucks. H & W regularly ran freight to Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis with stops all over Iowa.
175 Years, Vol. 2, "Renowned Firm Comes to Sad End," Telegraph Herald, June 23, 2008