Mackie expands it’s Edmonton Operations through Acquisition

OSHAWA (ONTARIO), May 4, 2015 – Mackie today announced further expansion of its Household Goods and Office Moving Divisions across Canada with the acquisition of Edmonton-based QHP Moving And Storage Ltd. and QHP Office Services Ltd.

The acquisition of QHP Moving and Storage expands Mackie’s national network of household moving locations becoming the largest northAmerican Van Lines Agent in Edmonton. The purchase of QHP Office Services allows Mackie to immediately provide enhanced Office Moving and furniture installation services in Alberta. Mackie will be servicing corporate, government and residential household relocations in Edmonton, throughout Alberta and nationally.

“Our strategic direction to have a national footprint in the household goods, office moving and specialized transportation sectors is further realized with these acquisitions,” states Norm Mackie, co-owner of Mackie. “We are able to more fully control the execution of our solutions offering in these markets. With the Federal Government business and strategic corporate partnerships it was necessary for us to increase our presence in Edmonton. Our specialized transportation (high value products) business which has been operating in Edmonton for the past three years will also benefit as a result of these transactions.”

Mackie is pleased to have the owners of these respective organizations, Bob Smith, Robert King and Jason McGrath, participate in the business moving forward. Their familiar presence will provide leadership and expertise to both internal and external stakeholders. Mackie is rapidly expanding its household goods & specialized transportation network across Canada with two acquisitions encompassing several locations in the past six months providing greater continuity of service to our valued customer base.

About Mackie Moving Systems Corporation – Established in 1928, Mackie Moving Systems is Canada’s oldest and largest northAmerican agent in Canada and has been providing local, long distance and International household goods moving services for 87 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, Oshawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax and Middleton.