BURLINGTON, Ont. — It's golden anniversary time for a southern Ontario trucking company.
Kim-Tam Truck Leasing Ltd., an independent affiliate of Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., turned 50.
The company, which was named after the daughters of president Ernie Samuel—Kimberly and Tammy—began as in-house operation to transport Samuel & Son's metal-processing orders.
Kim-Tam was founded in Mississauga, Ont. with 10 trucks doing mill pick-ups and customer deliveries. Today, Kim-Tam is based in Burlington, Ont. and operates over 180 power units and 275 trailers. The rigs carry metal products and industrial goods throughout Central Canada and the US. In 2004, the company launched Kim-Tam USA, and now runs a dedicated fleet south of the border.
Ernie's son, Mark Samuel, current chair of Samuel, Son & Co, is happy to see the company achieve this business milestone.
"Each time I see one of [our trucks on the road] I am filled with esteem for our drivers and pride for the way that they represent our company and our people. Samuel has a long and proud history and our trucking fleet is a great reminder of how integrated we have become into the economy of our country and our continent. Many thanks to our entire Kim Tam team for what you have achieved over your first 50 years. It is exciting to consider what the next 50 years might hold for us."