Manitoulin Transport has opened a new terminal in the Rural Municipality of Corman Park, Saskatchewan. The new facility will enable significantly more shipping capacity and provide Saskatchewan businesses with improved connections across Canada and the rest of the world.
The 16 dock level-door terminal sits on an 8.4 acre property strategically located to service Corman Park, Saskatoon and the surrounding areas. It is equipped to handle the full spectrum of shipping requirements for the region’s oil and gas, forestry, mining, and agriculture industries.
An open house was held on January 22nd to showcase the new terminal to Manitoulin customers, local dignitaries and the media. “This terminal benefits local businesses by providing easier access to distant markets they may not otherwise be able to reach,” said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport, who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Now they have a reliable full-service transportation partner right on their doorstep that can help them drive success at home, and on a global scale.”
Also in attendance was Judy Harwood, Reeve, Rural Municipality of Corman Park. “Saskatchewan is booming and local businesses must have service partners they can count on to help them optimize every opportunity for growth,” she said. “Getting shipments from A to B quickly and reliably is an essential part of doing business. As such, we are thrilled to welcome a company of the calibre of Manitoulin into our community. We believe the services Manitoulin provides will help take our businesses to the next level of competitiveness that they so deserve.”
“This is the latest of several significant investments we’ve made recently to benefit our customers,” said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies.
Manitoulin Transport’s existing terminal operations in Saskatoon will be moved to the new facility, with incumbent employees transferring to the new premises.