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New terminal for Manitoulin

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2014-01-22

CORMAN PARK, Sask.—Manitoulin Transport has added to its Western Canadian shipping capacity by opening a new terminal in Saskatchewan.

The facility sits on 8.4 acres of property located in Corman Park, Sask. It has 16 dock-level doors, and is equipped to support oil and gas, forestry, mining and agricultural businesses. It is designed to replace the company's existing terminal operations in Saskatoon. Employees at that location will be transferred to the new building.

The terminal was officially opened today during an ceremony attended by local politicians, including Judy Harwood,reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park.

"Getting shipments from A to B quickly and reliably is an essential part of doing business.  As such, we are thrilled to welcome a company of the calibre of Manitoulin into our community. We believe the services Manitoulin provides will help take our businesses to the next level of competitiveness that they so deserve," she said.

Manitoulin's president, Don Goodwill, said the terminal should help provide local customers with improved service.

"This terminal benefits local businesses by providing easier access to distant markets they may not otherwise be able to reach," he said.

"Now they have a reliable full-service transportation partner right on their doorstep that can help them drive success at home, and on a global scale."

Gord Smith, chief executive officer, of the Manitoulin Group of Companies said offering clients better customer service is a key business driver.

"This is the latest of several significant investments we've made recently to benefit our customers," he said. 

"We are constantly investing in infrastructure and developing new supply chain services to meet the ever-evolving requirements of our customers. 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."


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Judy Harwood, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park, Don Goodwill, president of Manitoulin Transport and Corey Tochor, MLA for Saskatoon Eastview cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony
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Caption: Judy Harwood, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman...
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