WOODSTOCK, ON, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Contrans Group Inc. ("Contrans")
announced today that it has acquired the Van Division of MacKinnon
Transport Inc. Through MacKinnon's court-supervised restructuring,
Contrans has taken control of MacKinnon's Dry Van business and
immediately combined it with Laidlaw Carriers Van LP, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Contrans. The purchase allows Contrans to assume the
contracts of approximately 80 drivers and owner-operators, and
sub-lease the required equipment to continue servicing the MacKinnon
Van division customers.
"This is a real boost for the growth of our Laidlaw Van division,"
stated Contrans' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stan Dunford.
"The combination of MacKinnon's Van business with our existing
operations will provide a benefit to drivers and customers and will
generate overall efficiencies. It has been a pleasure working with the
MacKinnon team through their restructuring process and we are pleased
to add this division to our group."
SOURCE Contrans Group Inc.
For further information:
Stan G. Dunford, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, or
Gregory W. Rumble, President and Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 519-421-4600 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.contrans.ca