J.F. Moran Company was formed in 1937 by Mr. James Moran. Having served the industry for some 12 odd years, he decided to venture out on his own. The company primarily served the international traders of Rhode Island who, at the time, utilized ocean freight service to carry their imported products through a fairly active Port of Providence.
The company made steady, conservative growth until the first of the Black family joined the company in 1962. For the first time, a modest marketing and sales program was formulated and aggressively implemented.