Purolator opens state-of-the-art hub in St-Laurent, Québec

    Montréal Hub to provide new options, new solutions and new capabilities
    for customers

    ST. LAURENT, QC, Sept. 7 /CNW/ - Purolator Courier Ltd., Canada's largest
overnight courier company, today announced that its state-of-the-art facility
in St. Laurent, Québec, is now open for business. Equipped with the latest
package sortation capabilities and scanning technologies to serve the Quebec
market, the 160,000 square foot facility is Purolator's most efficient and
technologically advanced hub in Canada.
    The new Montréal hub is located on a 37.5 acre site located at 5000
Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, adjacent to Aéroport International de Montréal
Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau. Working with a staff of 350 employees and automated
conveyable sorting and scanning technology, the facility has the ability to
process 24,000 pieces of conveyable freight per hour as well as provide
customized solutions and enhanced service to customers. The hub is designed to
accommodate future growth for the next several years.
    "As the leading provider of integrated distributions solutions to, from
and within Canada, we are proud to introduce a facility that is on the
cutting-edge of technology and provides a healthy and safe work environment
for employees. The Montreal hub is equipped to meet the evolving needs of our
growing customer base in Quebec and sustain our leadership position in the
future," said Robert C. Johnson, President and C.E.O. of Purolator.
    The opening of the new Montréal hub represents a key milestone in
Purolator's company-wide investment strategy that is introducing new options,
new solutions and new capabilities to its customers. Introduced in 2005,
Purolator's transformation includes an increased investment in technology,
infrastructure, processes and employees. The roll-out of the transformation is
currently underway and will bring new strengths, increased reach and scope of
network - making it easier to find distribution solutions that fit customer
requirements as well as ensure that it consistently delivers the customer
experience that has enabled Purolator to become Canada's largest courier.

    About Purolator
    As Canada's leading overnight courier company, Purolator Courier Ltd. of
Mississauga, Ontario is committed to its customers. From automated solutions
to 24 hour pick up and delivery, Purolator provides customers with the
services and customized solutions required to get their shipments across town
or around the world. Purolator operates Canada's largest dedicated air express
fleet. Purolator has an extensive service network, with over 12,500 employees,
including more than 3,500 couriers, over 140 operations locations, over 150
Shipping Centres, over 570 Authorized Shipping Agents and more than 400 drop
boxes. Purolator processes over 5.5 million pieces (delivery and pick up) each
week for destinations across Canada and around the world. Purolator has
implemented a company-wide Quality Leadership Process that provides the
necessary framework for continuous improvement and operational excellence,
becoming the only Canadian courier company to achieve ISO 9001:2000
    For more company information please visit our website at

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For further information:

For further information: Sarah-Emilie Bouchard, HKDP Communications and
Public Affairs (Montreal), (514) 395-0375, ext. 229, Mobile: (514) 250-7595,
sebouchard@hkdp.qc.ca; Cathy Kurzbock, Hill & Knowlton (Toronto), (416)
413-4755, cathy.kurzbock@hillandknowlton.ca

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