SYDNEY, N.S. — Armour Transportation has acquired Hillman’s Transfer, a 40-truck fleet that hauls general freight and perishables out of Sydney.
The family business was founded in the early 1900s by E.J. Hillman and is operated today by Eddie Hillman.
In announcing the deal, Armour Transportation said “Maintaining the Armour family tradition, Hillmans bring with them a highy respected and successful family business that has been operating in the Atlantic Canada region for nearly a century.”
The fleet is comprised of 40 tractors and 70 trailers, offering temperature-controlled, refrigerated trucking for perishable goods as well as air-ride trailers for general freight. However, Armour said the company’s niche is its ability to haul perishables such as fish, meat and fruit long-distance. More than 60 people are employed by the company, which will continue to operate out of its existing location in Sydney.
Meanwhile, Brian LeBlanc has been promoted to the position of general manager of Hillman’s Transfer. LeBlanc already manages Armour’s Triple B Trucking temperature-controlled division.
“This acquisition will significantly increase Armour’s reefer fleet as well as their penetration in Newfoundland,” the company announced.