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RTL-Westcan acquires ECL

EDMONTON, Alta. - RTLWestcan Group of Companies has acquired the business and transportation assets of Calgary-based ECL Transportation Ltd. ECL has more than 60 years experience delivering bulk commo...


EDMONTON, Alta. –RTLWestcan Group of Companies has acquired the business and transportation assets of Calgary-based ECL Transportation Ltd. ECL has more than 60 years experience delivering bulk commodities and freight throughout North America.

“This acquisition significantly strengthens RTL-Westcan’s leading market position in bulk commodity transportation in Western and Northern Canada and enhances the platform for RTL-Westcan to grow and better serve the needs of its customers,” said Tom Kenny, CEO of RTL-Westcan.

Jim Davis, president and CEO of ECL Transportation, will serve as president, while Kenny will continue as CEO. Davis has been president and CEO of ECL since January 2004.

“RTL-Westcan and ECL are two premier companies in our industry. Our joining of forces brings together two very complementary organizations as ECL’s service and geographic offering augments RTL-Westcan’s current line of products,” Kenny said in a memo to staff announcing the deal.


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