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

 

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