Day & Ross finalizes acquisition of Wesbell Logistics



    HARTLAND, NB, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - The Day & Ross Transportation Group, a
wholly-owned division of McCain Foods Limited, announced today that it has
completed the acquisition of Wesbell Logistics Services, a division of The
Wesbell Group of Companies Inc., clearing the way for a full integration of
Wesbell Logistics Services with the Day & Ross Dedicated division. Terms were
not disclosed.
    "The Day & Ross Transportation Group, a full-service carrier, enhances
its dedicated service offering with the addition of Wesbell Logistics," said
John Doucet, president and CEO. "The combination of Wesbell Logistics Services
with Day & Ross' cross-Canada network positions us well for continued growth
as we can now offer a unique blend of custom-tailored and cost-effective
transportation and distribution solutions. Our customers will have the benefit
of dedicated contract carriage, warehousing, value-added parts distribution,
route management and more. We have brought together two very well managed
operations and have a company today that is better able to serve its customers
for all their transportation needs."
    Added, Paul C. Mazze, Vice-President, "Now that the transaction has
closed, we are ready to merge our dedicated teams together and aggressively
pursue business throughout Canada for the benefit of our customers. I'm
delighted to say that Wesbell Logistics and Day & Ross Dedicated are now one
division with one vision - the preferred transportation supplier in pursuit of
excellence in all its dimensions."

    About Day & Ross:

    Established over 50 years ago, The Day & Ross Transportation Group -
operating as as Fastrax, Sameday, Target Canada (International), Day & Ross
(General Freight), Day & Ross (Dedicated Contract Logistics) and Sable
Warehousing - has grown to become one of the largest national transportation
companies in Canada. The Company offers TL, LTL, rail container, warehousing,
load brokerage, air (both domestically and internationally) and dedicated
contract logistics. Service is provided anywhere in Canada, and to and from
the United States through a strategic alliance with exclusive marketing
partners. Operations are also offered to and from Mexico. With the addition of
Wesbell Logistics Services, Day & Ross also provides custom tailored
transportation and distribution solutions as well as a unique blend of
services that are customer specific and cost effective.
    Based in Hartland, New Brunswick, Day & Ross is a wholly-owned division
of privately-held McCain Foods Limited and has been recognized as one of
Canada's 50 best managed companies for the past three consecutive years.




For further information:

For further information: Susan Rogers, Corporate Communications, (416)
955-1713, susan.rogers@mccain.ca

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