OUR HISTORY

  • 1975

    Acquisition of Colemans Moving and Storage
  • 2007

    Acquisition of NADISCORP Logistics
  • 2014

    MACKIE MOVING SYSTEMS EXPANDS TO THE MARITIMES
    Mackie Moving Systems Corporation is proud to announce the acquisition of three established household goods agents in the Maritimes. Located in Fredericton (New Brunswick), Halifax and Middleton (Nova Scotia), these agencies will operate under the name Mackie Moving Systems and will be part of the northAmerican Van Lines family in Canada. ‘We are excited about the opportunity to expand our household goods footprint in partnership with northAmerican into the Maritime region’, stated Scott Mackie, co-owner of Mackie Moving Systems Corporation. ‘With the increase in the Federal Government business combined with our growth strategy in the household goods market in Canada, the timing and nature of this opportunity was perfect for our organization. These agent locations are owned and operated in partnership with Wayne Davis, General Manager, Household Goods and Office Moving Divisions. Mackie will be providing consumer and corporate relocations and office moving solutions from these locations. As part of this acquisition, these locations will service our Maritimes specialization transportation business for CRST (formerly STI) and Mackie. Mackie Halifax will act as our Distribution Centre effective December 1, 2014. As Canada’s oldest and largest northAmerican agent in Canada, Mackie Moving Systems has been providing local, long distance and International household goods relocations since 1952. Owned and operated by Norm and Scott Mackie, Mackie has locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga, Markham, Oshawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax and Middleton. You will find specific contact information for all locations on our web site. Sincerely, Norm and Scott Mackie
  • 2015

    Ross Mackie receives Lifetime Achievement Award
    On October 21, 2015 in San Diego, California, Ross Mackie received the Dan Robertson North American Van Lines Lifetime Achievement Award. Ross was the first recipient of this award and was chosen from candidates across North America. This prestigious award was bestowed on Ross in front of his family and colleagues. This award recognized Ross’ long-standing contribution to the household goods relocation industry. Please view the video to learn about Ross Mackie and his outstanding achievement. https://vimeo.com/140997525
  • 2016

    Mackie purchases Coburn’s Transportation
    OSHAWA (ONTARIO), October 21, 2016 – Mackie Moving Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Whitby-based Coburn’s Transportation Systems Inc. Coburn’s is a solid, diverse company offering specialized transportation, household goods, office moving and warehousing solutions since 1975.  They are a leader in the field of Electronics, Telecom Distribution, Rigging and Installation services.  Coburn’s also focuses on the movement and installation of restaurant, store and hotel fixtures. The acquisition of Coburn’s enhances Mackie’s suite of premier logistics solutions providing synergies that will fit seamlessly into the Mackie LTL network. “Our strategic direction in the specialized transportation sector is to acquire companies that enhance our service offering and increase our customer base on a regional and national scale” cites Scott Mackie, co-owner of Mackie. “Coburn’s is a natural fit for our organization as they operate a first-class operation with skilled, knowledgeable personnel performing niche services in transportation, rigging and installation. On a personal note, Norm and I are honoured to be able to build on Myran’s life’s work and carry on his success.” Myran Coburn, founder of Coburn’s, will join Mackie as Director of Business Development. His familiar presence will provide leadership and expertise to both internal and external stakeholders. Mackie continues to expand its asset-based presence in the specialized transportation, warehousing and distribution, household relocation and office moving sectors across Canada. This acquisition further provides greater continuity of service to their valued customer base. About Mackie Moving Systems Corporation – Established in 1928, Mackie Moving Systems is one of Canada’s largest 3rd party high value logistics providers. As the Canadian operating company for CRST Specialized Transportation USA, Mackie offers the most robust less-than-truckload high value products transportation network in Canada providing first and final mile service across numerous markets. As Canada’s oldest and largest northAmerican agent, Mackie has been providing local, long distance and International household relocation services for 88 years. Office Moving and Warehousing solutions further diversify Mackie’s service offering. Owned and operated by Norm and Scott Mackie, Mackie has locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga, Markham, Oshawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax and Middleton. About Coburn’s – Further to the information provided above, Coburn's Transportation Systems Inc. is based in Whitby and has expanded their services over the past 41 years. Coburn’s is a proud Atlas Van Lines Canada Agent and operates a modern, climate-controlled warehouse that is Canada Customs bonded for Durham Region. For further information please contact: Mackie Moving Systems Corporation 933 Bloor Street West, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5Y7 Attention: Scott Mackie Toll-free: (800)565-4646 ext.481 scott.mackie@mackiegroup.com “Quality driven with proven performance.” ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • 2016

    Mackie Moving Systems joins the Agency Network of Atlas Van Lines Canada
    OSHAWA (ONTARIO), December 15, 2016 – Mackie Moving Systems Corporation, one of Canada’s largest and most respected moving companies, is pleased to announce their affiliation with Atlas Van Lines Canada to support its local, long distance and international moving business effective March 1, 2017. Atlas is the leading van line in Canada in private client and corporate business with a solid agent network of over 130 agents in Canada and 430 agents in the United States. Over the past several years Mackie has expanded their household goods moving business across several locations in order to provide greater continuity of service to private and corporate customers throughout Canada. “We are very excited to begin a new chapter in our moving history with Atlas. The breadth and depth of their operational capabilities across North America combined with a strong, trusted brand and agent network will provide an enhanced moving experience for our customers,” said Scott Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Mackie. “Atlas has a strong corporate presence amongst Canadian business that correlates well with our customer base. Their vision for growth in the household goods sector aligns well with our organizational strategy. We look forward to working with the Atlas team to build a strong business relationship ensuring we are poised to capitalize on upcoming opportunities.” Mackie was one of several founding agents for northAmerican Van Lines Canada in 1952, and together shared a tremendous history and mutual success in the moving industry over the past 7 decades. “It goes without saying this was the toughest decision our organization has ever made on several levels,” stated Norm Mackie, co-owner of Mackie Moving Systems. “Four generations of Mackie family members have worked closely with northAmerican enjoying long-standing, professional and personal relationships with many great individuals throughout Canada and the United States. On behalf of our family I want to thank everyone who contributed to our relationship and sincerely wish northAmerican and all the people involved continued success moving forward.” “The entire Atlas organization is very pleased Mackie Moving Systems will be part of our agency family” said Barry Schellenberg, President & COO of Atlas Canada. “They are renowned for quality with a focus on serving their customers. The affiliation of Mackie Moving Systems is strategic and fits well with Atlas’s strategic growth plan”. About Mackie Moving Systems Corporation (www.mackiegroup.com) – Established in 1928, Mackie Moving Systems is a solutions-oriented company focused on several core areas of business. As one of Canada’s largest moving companies Mackie provides local, long distance and international household relocations. Mackie operates a rapidly expanding office moving division. As a leading supply chain solutions provider Mackie offers first and final mile specialized transportation services, warehousing and distribution, reverse logistics and technical services across numerous vertical markets. Owned and operated by Norm and Scott Mackie, Mackie has locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga, Markham, Whitby, Oshawa, Montreal, Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax and Middleton. About Atlas Canada (www.atlasvanlines.ca) Atlas Canada, a name known for quality, services the highest percentage of Canada’s long distance, consumer household goods moves and holds the largest market share in the corporate relocation market. Atlas Canada has 130 agents across every province and territory who provide local, long distance, international, cross border and specialized moving services. Atlas Canada pioneered the first national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs in the Canadian moving industry. For further information please contact: Mackie Moving Systems Corporation 933 Bloor Street West, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5Y7 Attention: Scott Mackie Toll-free: (800)565-4646 ext.481 scott.mackie@mackiegroup.com   “Quality driven with proven performance.” ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • 2017

    Mackie honoured to help Northern Ontario First Nation Community.
    Mackie Moving Systems is pleased to participate in a sock donation program for Pikangikum, a First Nation Community by delivering boxes of socks desperately needed. Please click on the following link to read more about this wonderful cause. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/12/26/a-display-of-humanity-in-sock-drive-for-troubled-first-nation.html  
  • 2018

    Mackie Moving Systems purchases King’s Transfer Van Lines (Calgary)
    OSHAWA (ONTARIO), May 16th, 2018 – Mackie is pleased to announce the acquisition of King’s Transfer Van Lines (Calgary) Ltd. King Transfer Van Lines Calgary was previously owned and managed by Randy Hounjet, Steve Wichers-Schreur and Bill O'Donnell. King’s Transfer Calgary, an agent for Atlas Van Lines, is a recognized leader in corporate relocation. In May 2018, King’s received the Diamond Award for their high quality service. Mackie is pleased to announce that both Randy Hounjet and Steve Wichers-Schreur will remain with the organization in key roles.  Randy will focus on growing corporate sales and Steve will be integral in maintaining King’s high quality service in the day to day operations.    Their familiar presence will provide a seamless transition and continued expertise to both internal and external stakeholders. This purchase immediately positions Mackie as a best in class moving provider within the corporate relocation market. King’s vast account base compliments Mackie’s extensive asset base of moving professionals, locations and equipment. “Our strategic direction in the household sector is to acquire reputable, high quality organizations that increase our customer base on a regional and national scale through excellent customer service” cites Scott Mackie. Norm Mackie states that “King’s has an outstanding team of drivers, labourers and office staff. In addition we have the opportunity to offer our suite of office moving, specialized transportation and supply chain solutions to a large, diverse corporate clientele”. Mackie is rapidly expanding its household goods & specialized transportation network across Canada and this acquisition further provides greater continuity of service to our valued customer base. About Mackie Moving Systems Corporation – Established in 1928, Mackie Moving Systems is one of Canada’s oldest and largest household goods moving companies. As an agent for Atlas Van Lines Canada, Mackie has been providing local, long distance and International household goods moving services for 90 years.  As one of Canada’s largest 3rd party logistics providers, Mackie offers the most robust less-than-truckload high value products transportation network in Canada providing first and final mile service across numerous vertical markets involving high-value, high sensitive product. Owned and operated by Norm and Scott Mackie, Mackie has locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Mississauga, Markham, Whitby, Oshawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax and Middleton. For further information please contact: Mackie Moving Systems Corporation 933 Bloor Street West  Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5Y7 Attention: Scott Mackie Toll-free: (800)565-4646 ext.1481 scott.mackie@mackiegroup.com
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