Manitoulin Transport has opened a new, larger terminal in Wawa, replacing an older facility that had limited storage.
The new facility, which sits on 1.8 acres, will be able to handle twice as many shipments as the old building, according to a company release.
“This new, larger terminal demonstrates our commitment to Wawa and surrounding areas. It also emphasizes our readiness to support businesses here as they grow,” said Jeff King, president of Manitoulin Transport, in the release.
King noted that Manitoulin transport provides “the widest direct national coverage of any provider in Canada. This enables shipments to get to their destination without leaving our hands, minimizing the risk of damage, loss and delay.”
Don Goodwill, president of the Manitoulin Group of Companies, said Manitoulin Transport’s more remote terminals, like the one in Wawa, can serve an important role to business.
“More remote areas, such as Wawa, can also be highly strategic in building out a network of truly comprehensive coverage,” Goodwill said in the release.
“As well, access to a reliable transportation partner who can provide a one-stop-shop for all their transportation and logistics needs is just as essential to businesses in Wawa as it is to businesses elsewhere in Canada, particularly as the mining industry in Northern Ontario continues to expand.”
Manitoulin's former Wawa terminal has been closed and employees have transferred to the new facility.
Manitoulin Transport, headquartered in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island, can trace its founding to 1953, when it began as Smith’s Wholesale.
As a leading transportation and logistics solutions provider, it offers services including expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.
It now has more than 70 terminals in Canada and 250 service centres in the U.S.
Manitoulin Transport is a member of Manitoulin Group of Companies.