WINNIPEG, Man. — Searcy Trucking has announced its acquisition of Altona, Man.-based specialized deck transporter Renold’s Transport.
Renold provides deck transportation between the US and Western Canada, primarily for the agriculture and construction industries. The acquisition brings Searcy’s fleet to more than 110 trucks and 150 trailers.
Searcy is owned by Bison Transport but operates as a standalone company. Renold will also be operated in this manner, the company announced.
“The acquisition of Renold’s is part of our commitment to growing Searcy to meet the open deck and specialized transportation needs of the western Canadian marketplace,” said Don Streuber, president and CEO of Bison Transport. “The combination of Searcy and Renold’s brings together seasoned and committed management teams, support staff and driver base. Through Bison, they will have access to the depth and support of a much larger national carrier, including our systems, IT, and administrative services.”
Renold Sawatsky, president of Renold’s, added: “When I made the decision that it was time to hand over the reins of my business, I thought that Searcy and Bison would be a great partner for us. Both companies put their people and customers first, which is a core value of Renold’s. I have been blessed to lead an organization of great drivers and staff, who put our customers first. We look forward to continuing to do what we do as part of the Renold and Searcy team.”
Sawatsky will stay on to help with the transition.
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