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VersaCold opens new Milton distribution center

January 11, 2018 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – It’s freezing in VersaCold’s new distribution center in Milton, Ontario. Below freezing, actually, and that’s a good thing.

Officially opened on January 11, the structure shares little in common with the Sobey’s warehouse that once called it home. It has been transformed into a fully temperature-controlled environment, with individual zones chilled to temperatures between 4 and -30 Celsius. Investments have been made in generators, boilers, and refrigeration panels alike. Concrete floors have been raised and re-poured in 11 seamless sections. The underlying technology used to move pallets of frozen foodstuff has all been upgraded, even to the point of including voice-activated equipment.


VersaCold launches Phase 1 on new facility

November 22, 2017 by elizabeth

MILTON, ON – VersaCold Logistics announced the opening of Phase 1 of its new Milton distribution center, as part of their overall growth strategy that includes an expanded partnership with Nestle’s Canada.
With more than 19.1 million cubic feet, the company’s biggest-ever capital investment will be one of Canada’s largest third-party operated refrigerated facilities once it’s completed next year.


VersaCold appoints new sr. vice-president

August 29, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – VersaCold Logistics has announced a new senior vice-president and general manager of their CPX Business Unit.
President and CEO Douglas Harrison welcomed Paul Merrick into the role on August 28.


IN PRINT — Top Trends: Issues that are reshaping Canada’s biggest carriers

February 22, 2017 by John Smith

Meyers Transport is gone. After 90 years in -business, and decades on Today’s Trucking’s Top 100 list of Canada’s largest for-hire carriers, the -eastern Ontario fleet shut its doors in mid-January. High capacity and aggressive rate cutting in the Less-than-Truckload (LTL) sector were blamed along with a general downturn in the region’s industrial activity. “It is sad to think there won’t be any trucks and trailers going up and down the road with ‘Meyers’ on it anymore,” observed chairwoman Natalie Meyers, part of the fourth generation in the family business. The family’s Mortrans truckload and dedicated -specialty service continues, as does Mosaic Logistics, but 190 people lost their jobs.


VersaCold to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress

April 2, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – VersaCold Logistics Services has announced plans to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress (CPX), BC’s largest refrigerated carrier for shipping perishable products in North America.


BC’s VersaCold Buys Cross-Border Transportation Company

February 10, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – Western Canadian supply chain solutions company VersaCold Logistic Services has acquired the assets of Gary Heer Transport Ltd., a refrigerated provider of truckload cross-border transportation services.


Harrison Takes Over as VersaCold President & CEO

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – Doug Harrison, chief operating officer of Day & Ross Transportation Group, has announced he will be moving to VersaCold come June 10.