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Manitoulin Group of Companies acquires B.C. delivery companies

Purchase of Diamond Delivery and First Canadian Messenger will expand company’s Western Canada holdings
B.C.-based Diamond Delivery and First Canadian Messenger have been acquired by Manitoulin Group of Companies.

Manitoulin Group of Companies has acquired Diamond Delivery and First Canadian Messenger, Surrey, B.C.-based sister companies, to expand its catchment area in Western Canada.

Manitoulin said the acquisition would add 150 service points to its existing holdings.

“We look forward to collaborating with Diamond Delivery and growing our respective freight volumes in the B.C. market,” said Jeff King, president of Manitoulin Transport, in a Nov. 23 news release.

“Our expanded services and coverage will benefit all customers.”

With over 40 years of experience and a fleet of 180 vehicles, Diamond Delivery is a trusted transportation partner in Western Canada with terminal facilities in Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Kelowna, Kamloops, Abbotsford, and Prince George, Manitoulin said.

Diamond Delivery will continue to operate under its existing brand.

“Manitoulin Transport is pleased to welcome Diamond Delivery and First Canadian Messenger to the team,” said Gord Smith, Manitoulin Group of Companies’ CEO, in the release.

“Manitoulin continues to grow its transportation network in North America, ensuring our customers always benefit from dependable on-time delivery and faster transit times.”

This is the most recent in a string of acquisitions for Manitoulin Group, which is based out of Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island.

Its portfolio of transportation and logistics services includes ground transportation, customs brokerage, supply chain management, and more.

The company was launched in 1960 by Doug Smith, and remains a family-owned and operated company.