Canton, Massachusetts - CH Powell Company, today announced that it has successfully acquired The Irwin Brown Company, a licensed Customs Brokerage and International Freight Forwarding firm headquartered in New Orleans, with offices along the Gulf Coast. This acquisition allows CH Powell Company to expand its import brokerage services in this important region. With growing trade in Central and South America and the continual growth of imports from Asia to the Gulf, CH Powell and the Irwin Brown team are well positioned to expand its national and international foot print. Robert Powell, Vice President of CH Powell, comments “Irwin Brown has been an industry leader in customs clearance in New Orleans and the Gulf for 50 years. Their reputation and knowledge in this industry are stellar. We are excited that the IBC team is joining our company and look for our mutual synergies to grow our business.” CH Powell Company, founded in 1919, has 18 offices throughout the US, and subsidiaries throughout Asia and the Netherlands known as Tandem Global Logistics. With third and fourth generation family members leading the company, CH Powell continues its mission to deliver the best logistics service and customs compliance to its customers, and their customers.