BRANDON, Manitoba -- June 6, 2016 -- Manitoulin Transport has opened a newly built transportation terminal in Brandon, Manitoba, it announced today. This is the second new terminal Manitoulin has launched in that province within the last seven months, as it continues to gear up for further growth in that region.
"Our customers are our top priority and we continue to anticipate their future needs and make strategic investments accordingly," said Jeff King, president, Manitoulin Transport in a press release. "Brandon is situated in the very heart of North America. Building out our capacity here with a larger terminal not only delivers end-to-end coverage for us in Manitoba, it positions Manitoulin firmly as one of the largest and most capable providers of transportation and logistics services in Canada."
The new terminal located at 1865 1st Street North, Brandon, has 50 percent more dock space than Manitoulin's former Brandon terminal and includes an office and a 5.5 acre yard. This larger facility increases Manitoulin's ability to provide reliable freight services and handle higher shipment volumes in a safe and organized manner, with even greater speed and accuracy.
To ensure that shipments are well guarded, Manitoulin has fortified its premises with advanced security measures including perimeter fencing, controlled entry and exit and 24-hour surveillance cameras on the dock and yard. In keeping with Manitoulin's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the new terminal will be equipped with all-electric forklifts.
"Our investment in the Brandon community goes beyond bricks and mortar," said King. "In addition to the new terminal, we have a team of service professionals in and around Brandon ready to support customers near and far, plus a newly hired sales representative dedicated to Brandon and the surrounding areas."
"As we continue on our trajectory of growth and expansion, our message is clear," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Group of Companies. "Manitoulin has the company values, terminal network, equipment, technology, and the unstoppable commitment required to be the partner of choice for businesses of all sizes and in all industries, be they in Brandon or anywhere in the world."
Manitoulin's former terminal in Brandon has closed and all personnel have transferred to the new location.
About Manitoulin Transport
Manitoulin Transport is a leading North American transportation and logistics solutions provider. As a single-source carrier, it offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management. Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to service major urban and rural areas. In North America, its distribution coverage consists of more than 70 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres. All these solutions are assisted by its state-of-the-art technology that provides customers with 24 x 7 critical shipping information to manage and complete their supply chain processes. For more information, visit www.manitoulintransport.com.
About Manitoulin Group of Companies
Manitoulin Group of Companies is one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics
solutions providers. It has over 50 years’ experience servicing a variety of industries and some
of the world’s largest organizations. As a single source provider, its offerings include; expedited less-than-truckload / truckload, crating, customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, global time critical delivery, heavy haul, logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, and residential and commercial moving. These services are supported by state-of-the-art technology which provides 24 x 7 on-line shipping assistance. Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to connect businesses across Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.manitoulingroup.com.