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

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