COMPETITION WATCH: Manitoulin acquires Matco Transportation Systems

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EDMONTON, Alta. — Manitoulin Transport has acquired Matco Transportation Systems of Edmonton. Established in 1966, Matco is a fully integrated Canadian transportation services company providing domestic and international freight, household goods relocation services and warehousing. Its geographic focus is Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon.
Matco is the second transportation company Manitoulin has acquired in the last four weeks and its fifth acquisition since last May.
“We are delighted to announce that we have purchased Matco, a company known for more than 40 years for its exceptional customer service, professionalism and expertise,” said Don Goodwill, president of Manitoulin Transport. “This brings together two highly complementary businesses which should significantly benefit both Manitoulin and Matco customers. Manitoulin customers now have the benefit of accessing expertise in the household relocation business, as well as even greater coverage in Canada’s northwest. Matco customers now benefit from easy access to Manitoulin Group of Companies full suite of services, and can continue to experience the same high level of customer service they have come to expect.”
Matco has seven terminal locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Yellowknife, Hay River and Whitehorse. Matco will be lead by Wayne Wishloff, vice-president and general manager. Founding partners Lloyd and Ray Anderson will stay on in a consulting capacity.

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  • Great just what we need a freight company in the movers game should be a real joke when the freighter shows up at the customers house and asks the customer where the dock is.

  • I’m pretty sure they’re smart enough to show up at a customers house and not ask such a silly question.