DAILY NEWS Nov 25, 2013 9:30 AM - 0 comments

Manitoulin Transport buys Smooth Freight

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2013-11-25

BRANDON, Man. -- Manitoulin Transport today announced it has acquired Smooth Freight out of Brandon, Man.

Smooth Freight provides LTL and truckload services and storage trailer rentals to more than 300 communities in southern and western Manitoba, from terminals in Winnipeg and Brandon.

”A key component of Manitoulin’s growth strategy continues to be building out our reach and service offerings in Western Canada,” said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport. “We look for highly successful companies, with a customer-oriented culture that strongly reflects our own. Smooth Freight fit the bill on all accounts and we are delighted to welcome them into the Manitoulin family.”

Smooth Freight owns more than 200 trailers and 25 trucks.

“Like Manitoulin, Smooth Freight has been a family owned and operated business for many years,” said Borden Hadley, founder and former owner, Smooth Freight. “We’re excited about this development and delighted to become part of a continuously expanding and highly reputable enterprise that shares our values and puts the customer first. Importantly, we believe our customers will benefit greatly from having more choice now in Manitoba when it comes to their transportation requirements, through easy access to the full suite of transportation services Manitoulin can provide.”

Hadley will stay on in a consulting capacity, and Bobbi Hadley and Tobi Hadley will continue on in sales and management roles, Manitoulin has announced.


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