Armour accepts prestigious Atlantic biz award

SAINT JOHN — Atlantic Canada’s most recognized trucker was once again honored by the region’s business community this week.

Wesley Armour, CEO of Armour Transportation in Moncton, accepted an award at the Saint John Trade and Convention for his company ranking 18th in Progress Magazine’s annual Top 101 Companies of Atlantic Canada.

The list is based on revenue, but Progress Magazine also shortlisted 10 companies in specific categories. Armour ranked ninth for customer relations; and 10th overall in the governance and social responsibility category.

Armour had $232 million in revenue and $96 million in assets in 2009, making it New Brunswick’s fifth highest ranked company.

As always, Stellarton, N.S.-based Empire Company, which owns the Sobeys chain of grocery stores, was the top ranked company on the list with more than $14 billion in revenue. The familiar runner up was McCain Foods, which wholly owes another Atlantic trucking giant, the Day & Ross Group.

Other recognizable truck transport sector companies include diverse firm Clarke Inc. and the Warren Group, owed by influential Atlantic truck fleet owner Vaughn Sturgeon. 

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