Published on: 7/8/2014 12:53:36 PM Print | Font Sizes:  Normal Text Large Text

Manitoulin Transport acquires Winnipeg firm


By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Manitoulin Transport has acquired Winnipeg company Jomac Transport. (FILE PHOTO)
Manitoulin Transport has acquired Winnipeg company Jomac Transport. (FILE PHOTO)

Manitoulin Transport has added to its fleet with the purchase of Winnipeg-based company Jomac Transport.

The company said this latest acquisition builds on a series of strategic investments in Western Canada, providing Manitoulin Transport with comprehensive ground coverage throughout Manitoba. Manitoulin purchased Smooth Freight, of Brandon, Manitoba, last November.

“Nothing says commitment to a region like providing complete coverage, and by acquiring Jomac, we now have Manitoba covered,” president Don Goodwill said in a statement. Jomac was very appealing to us because of their strong customer relationships, high quality of service, disciplined approach to operations, and because they have a company culture similar to our own.”

Jomac Transport provides daily overnight freight-shipping service between Winnipeg and three northern communities in Manitoba: Thompson, Flin Flon, and The Pas. From its northern docks, it also delivers to most outlying areas in the north, such as Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Gillam, Norway House, Cross Lake, and Snow Lake. Jomac Transport also services remote communities during winter road season.

Under the terms of the purchase agreement, all of Jomac’s assets and employees will be absorbed by Manitoulin Transport.

Manitoulin Transport is headquartered out of Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island.

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