Manitoulin Acquires Can-Tran, Moves into Oil and Gas Playfield

MISSISSUAGA, ON — Manitoulin Global Forwarding announced today it has acquired Can-Tran Intl. Inc., an international freight-forwarding enterprise, out of Leduc, Alberta.

Can-Tran has been inoperation since 1985, providing freight forwarding, customs brokerage, ground transportation, and distribution and warehousing, mostly for Alberta-based customers. The majority of its customers are in the oil and gas sector, and, Manitoulin noted, has significant expertise in complex project moves, particulary drill rigs.

“Can-Tran is a natural fit for us, for three reasons,” said Dwayne Hihn, president, Manitoulin Global Forwarding. “First, it is a major player in Western Canada, with a solid base of loyal clients. Second, it specializes in the oil and gas industry, a growth-sector we already service and which we intend to build on in future years. Third, its corporate culture mirrors Manitoulin’s, with its unswerving commitment to meeting customers’ unique needs.”

All Can-Tran employees will remain with the company, Manitoulin noted.

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