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Manitoulin acquires British Columbia trucking firm, courier

Manitoulin acquires British Columbia trucking firm, courierManitoulin is one of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics firms. (Photo: Manitoulin Transport)

Canadian transportation and logistics firm Manitoulin Group has acquired British Columbia carrier Diamond Delivery and courier First Canadian Messenger in a deal that grows its presence in western Canada.  The deal, announced Tuesday, adds 180 vehicles, seven terminals and 150 service points for Ontario-based Manitoulin. The price was not disclosed.

Based in Surrey, Diamond Delivery provides truckload, LTL, temperature-controlled, flatbed, parcel, cross-border and warehousing services. First Canadian Message provides same-day and overnight courier services in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, including Vancouver. “We look forward to collaborating with Diamond Delivery and growing our respective freight volumes in the BC market,” Jeff King, president of Manitoulin’s trucking operation, Manitoulin Transport, said in a statement. 

Privately owned Manitoulin is one of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics firms, with operations stretching across the country.

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