Lawrence Data Management History
In 1975, Weldon T. Lawrence, Jr. on a business trip to California, happened to visit with fellow United Van Lines agents while he was in their area. It was during this time that Mr Lawrence discovered something that would change the way people did business here in S.W.Virginia for years to come. United Van Lines agents in that area had begun to store large volumes of records for area businesses that were trying to improve security and find alternatives to the high cost of real estate.
With the service these agents were providing their customers, they no longer had the worry of losing valuable information to fire or theft, and expensive office floor space was not being used for warehousing records.
With a vision for expanding his rapidly growing business back home, Weldon Lawrence returned to Roanoke, Va. and became the area’s first provider of off-site records storage. In 1985, with an ever expanding business and an increased vision for off-site storage, he opened Lawrence Data Management with the Valley’s first commercial Halon protected vault to store another new concept in the business community, backup computer tapes. Soon Lawrence Data Management would expand through the company’s other branch locations in the North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Today, Lawrence Transportation Systems has grown into a multi-diversital family / employee owned company with sales in excess of $33,000,000 and Dun & Bradstreet rating of 3A1. Since its founding in 1932 by Weldon T. Lawrence Sr., we’ve continued to grow through hard work, customer satisfaction and a vision for the future.