CORMAN PARK -- Sask. Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has opened a new terminal in the rural municipality of Corman Park, Saskatchewan. The new facility will enable significantly more shipping capacity and provide Saskatchewan businesses with improved connections across Canada and the rest of the world, said a company release.
The 16 dock level-door terminal sits on an 8.4 acre property strategically located to service Corman Park, Saskatoon and the surrounding areas. It is equipped to handle the full spectrum of shipping requirements for the region's oil and gas, forestry, mining, and agriculture industries.
An open house was held January 22 to showcase the new terminal to Manitoulin customers, local dignitaries and the media.
"This terminal benefits local businesses by providing easier access to distant markets they may not otherwise be able to reach," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport, who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. "Now they have a reliable full-service transportation partner right on their doorstep that can help them drive success at home, and on a global scale."
Also in attendance was Judy Harwood, Reeve, Rural Municipality of Corman Park.
"Saskatchewan is booming and local businesses must have service partners they can count on to help them optimize every opportunity for growth," she said. "Getting shipments from A to B quickly and reliably is an essential part of doing business. As such, we are thrilled to welcome a company of the calibre of Manitoulin into our community. We believe the services Manitoulin provides will help take our businesses to the next level of competitiveness that they so deserve."
"This is the latest of several significant investments we've made recently to benefit our customers," said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies. "We are constantly investing in infrastructure and developing new supply chain services to meet the ever-evolving requirements of our customers. Now local businesses can rely on a single-source provider for ground transportation, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing, global time critical delivery, crating, heavy haul, oil field services, logistics and supply chain management."
Manitoulin Transport's existing terminal operations in Saskatoon will be moved to the new facility, with incumbent employees transferring to the new premises.
Manitoulin Group of Companies is one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics solutions provider. Our global services include: expedited less-than-truckload/truckload, customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, global time critical solutions, warehousing, crating and packaging, household moving, oilfield services logistics and supply chain management. From small to large transportation projects, Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to connect businesses across Canada and around the world. Customers are assisted by state-of-the-art technology providing 24x7 on-line shipping support. For further inquiries, please visit www.manitoulingroup.com
Manitoulin Transport, as a member of the Manitoulin Group of Companies, is a single-source North American ground transportation provider. Our services include: expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, trans-border, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management. We offer one of the widest distribution reaches through our more than 60 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres. Manitoulin Transport provides customized and flexible solutions through our modern fleet of more than 3,000 tractor and trailer units. For more information, visit http://www.manitoulintransport.com.