GORMLEY, Ont. – Premier Bulk Systems celebrated its new terminal in Gormley, Ont. with a traditional grand opening today.
The event allowed attendees to tour the new facility, have a bite to eat, and watch the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony in the crisp new building.
The move to the new terminal, that is home to 30 staff and 60 drivers, was two years in the making, according to president and CEO of Premier Bulk Systems, Kevin Berry. Prior to moving to this location Premier Bulk was located in Richmond Hill, where its terminal was three times smaller than this new space.
Premier Bulk System’s new terminal in Gormley, Ontario.
“This new location is 24,000 sq.-ft. and is located on five acres of property,” said Berry.
Gormley was chosen as the new location spot for the company, simply because it made sense, according to the president.
“We chose Gormley because Premier Bulk s generally an east-end company,” said Berry, “as a lot of our customers are in the east end of Toronto. It’s also close to home for me, and it was one of the only pieces of property that I could put together that had the current zoning for the maintenance facility and trucking terminal headquarters.”
Berry added that the new, bigger building was built for expansion and that staff are excited about the move.
“The staff are absolutely thrilled with the new facility,” he said. “The mechanics are over the top thrilled with their facility space – it’s warm, it’s well lit, and all of our other staff are extremely excited since everyone has private offices now, and it’s really comfortable for them.”
Berry added that the grand opening was a great success as they had a lot of customers and drivers supporting them – who he says are critical to the company’s success.
“The turnout has been phenomenal,” he said. “We’re really excited. We’ve got a lot of customers, suppliers and friends here tonight. All of our employees and a lot of our driving force are here too, who are one of the most important aspects of our business.”
Kevin Berry cuts the ribbon during the grand opening.