DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Peter Macgillivray has become co-owner of Nova Scotia-based Lockhart Sterling Western Star with Dave Lockhart, years after helping the business become a franchised OEM dealer.
Stationed in Nova Scotia in 1991, Macgillivray worked with the founding owners of Provincial Diesel Repair allowing them to become a full line Kenworth dealer. Prior to becoming a dealer, the business had been operated a diesel repair shop, specializing in engine overhauls.
Provincial Diesel was purchased by Lockhart in 1997, which by then represented Western Star trucks. In 2000, Lockhart had the opportunity to purchase Evangeline Sterling and re-branded his dealership Lockhart Sterling Western Star.
In a short span, Lockhart was able to more that double the size of the original business.
With 36 employees and expected revenues of over $20M in 2007, Lockhart sought out Macgillivray as partner for his growing business. Both Macgillivray and Lockhart hope to draw from their varied backgrounds to continue the profitable growth of Lockhart Sterling Western Star.
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