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Canada Cartage Opens Regional Hub At CentrePort In Winnipeg, Manitoba

02/03/2016
Canada Cartage opened its new regional hub at CentrePort Canada today – an expanded, eight-acre operation that includes a 46,000-square-foot facility with office space, cross dock capabilities and fleet maintenance services in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

More than 200 employees will be located at the new CentrePort hub, providing regional transportation, logistics, and fleet maintenance services. This location also serves as a Western Canadian hub for many national and regional support functions.

“With terminals in most major centres, from British Columbia through Quebec, we recognized the advantages of centralizing operations at CentrePort. This is a significant investment in CentrePort and the community at large,” said Tyler Paquin, Vice President of Shared Services, Canada Cartage.

“The resulting efficiencies will allow us to continue to deliver a strong value proposition to our customers,” said Paquin, explaining the new location also includes room for further expansion. “We’ve only developed eight of 12 acres and have left room for growth within all areas of the facility. We recognize Winnipeg and CentrePort is an ideal and growing hub for transportation services and this facility will help us capitalize on future opportunities.”

Founded in 1914, Canada Cartage is the country’s largest and most experienced provider of dedicated fleets and final mile service. Paquin said the company had outgrown its previous space and required a site with larger yard capabilities. The new, larger building also allowed for the consolidation of Winnipeg operations and regional administration.

Canada Cartage is the latest to open a new facility at CentrePort, which has welcomed 44 new companies that have either built or are building new operations on approximately 250 acres. Canada Cartage’s operation is located in Brookside Industrial Park West, which has been one of two industrial areas near Brookside and Inkster Boulevard that have been the site of early private investment growth.

“It’s fantastic to have a prominent, well-established company such as Canada Cartage choose CentrePort as its new home and place to grow for the future,” said Diane Gray, President/CEO of CentrePort Canada. “I would like to congratulate Tyler and his team on today’s opening of their impressive new facility and yard operation.”

CentrePort Canada is Manitoba’s 20,000-acre inland port and Foreign Trade Zone. Located in the heart of North America, CentrePort connects to major national and international trade gateways and corridors, and is the only inland port in Canada with direct access to tri-modal transportation - truck, rail and air cargo. CentrePort recently announced a $25-million private investment that will trigger the construction later this year of the new, 700-acre CentrePort Canada Rail Park. CentrePort is also working with private developers to bring another 600 acres of industrial land (non-rail park lands) to market.

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