MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Manitoulin Transport has opened a new terminal in the Northern Ontario community of Wawa in an effort to increase its coverage throughout Canada.
“This new, larger terminal demonstrates our commitment to Wawa and surrounding areas. It also emphasizes our readiness to support businesses here as they grow,” said Jeff King, president of Manitoulin Transport. “While some of our competitors may also offer national coverage, Manitoulin provides the widest direct national coverage of any provider in Canada. This enables shipments to get to their destination without leaving our hands, minimizing the risk of damage, loss and delay. Also, with Manitoulin, clients benefit from personalized service through a dedicated account representative who understands their business and is able to assemble the most advantageous solution for them from the full suite of transportation and logistics services available.”
The new facility sits on 1.8 acres of land, has larger storage capacity and is able to handle twice the number of shipments as the old terminal.
“As the provider of the widest direct coverage in Canada, Manitoulin goes beyond simply investing in major towns and cities,” said Don Goodwill, president of Manitoulin Group of Companies. “More remote areas, such as Wawa, can also be highly strategic in building out a network of truly comprehensive coverage. As well, access to a reliable transportation partner who can provide a one-stop-shop for all their transportation and logistics needs, is just as essential to businesses in Wawa as it is to businesses elsewhere in Canada, particularly as the mining industry in Northern Ontario continues to expand.”
Manitoulin’s former Wawa terminal has been closed and employees have moved to the new location.