COMPETITION WATCH: MacKinnon Transport marks milestone

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GUELPH, Ont. — MacKinnon Transport marked its 80th anniversary last week.


Leslie MacKinnon purchased his first used straight truck on June 4, 1929, according to the company, so he could haul livestock and supplies for the local farming community in Caledon, Ont.


In 1946, MacKinnon hauled its first load of Armco Drainage products and by the late 50s Armco accounted for nearly 100% of the company’s business, leading to MacKinnon’s move to Guelph in 1960 to be closer to its main customer.


“Obviously I’m very proud as the third generation of our family’s heritage in the trucking industry and sincerely appreciate the success and prosperity we have all been blessed with,” president and CEO, Evan MacKinnon said in a statement. “Of course none of the company’s longevity would have been possible without the continued hard work, dedication and loyalty of all employees and owner/operators that work here today and have worked here over the past years.”

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