Manitoulin Transport Opens New Terminal in Western Canada
CORMAN PARK, SK — Manitoulin Transport has announced that it’s opening a new terminal in the rural municipality of Corman Park, Saskatchewan.
"Saskatchewan is booming and local businesses must have service partners they can count on to help them optimize every opportunity for growth," said Judy Harwood, reeve (mayor) of Corman Park. "Getting shipments from A to B quickly and reliably is an essential part of doing business…We believe the services Manitoulin provides will help take our businesses to the next level of competitiveness that they so deserve."
The new facility sits on 8.4 acres of property in Corman Park, SK and has 16 dock-level doors. It’s equipped to handle shipping requirements of the region’s oil and gas, forestry, mining and agricultural businesses and is designed to replace the company's existing terminal operations in Saskatoon. Employees at that location will be transferred to the new building.
"This terminal benefits local businesses by providing easier access to distant markets they may not otherwise be able to reach," said Don Goodwill, president of Manitoulin Transport.
Manitoulin Transport, ranked at number 12 in Today’s Trucking top 100 carriers, was launched in 1960 from the village of Gore Bay, on the North shore of Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron. Founder Doug Smith started delivering freight from Toronto to Northern Ontario. His son Gord is the current president and Manitoulin is an international multi-service logistics operation.
"We are constantly investing in infrastructure and developing new supply chain services to meet the ever-evolving requirements of our customers,” said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies. “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."