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RTL-Westcan acquires ECL Transportation

EDMONTON, Alta. — RTL-Westcan Group of Companies has acquired the business and transportation assets of Calgary-based ECL Transportation Ltd. ECL has more than 60 years experience delivering bulk commodities and freight throughout North America.


“This acquisition significantly strengthens RTL-Westcan’s leading market position in bulk commodity transportation in Western and Northern Canada and enhances the platform for RTL-Westcan to grow and better serve the needs of its customers,” said Tom Kenny, CEO of RTL-Westcan.


Jim Davis, president and CEO of ECL Transportation, will serve as president, while Kenny will continue as CEO. Davis joined ECL in 1998 as chief financial officer and held that role until his appointment as president in September 2003. He moved to the position of president and CEO in January 2004.


“RTL-Westcan and ECL are two premier companies in our industry. Our joining of forces brings together two very complementary organizations as ECL’s service and geographic offering augments RTL-Westcan’s current line of products,” Kenny said. “We are looking forward to combining the best of both companies to achieve a ‘best in class’ level of quality, value and service that is unmatched by our competitors.”