Day & Ross to acquire Wesbell Logistics

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The Day & Ross Transportation Group, a wholly-owned division of McCain Foods Limited, announced Monday, Jan. 7, the signing of an asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of Wesbell Logistics Services, a division of The Wesbell Group of Companies Inc. Terms were not disclosed.

Established more than 50 years ago, The Day & Ross Transportation Group — operating as Fastrax, Sameday, Target Canada (International), Day & Ross (General Freight), Day & Ross (Dedicated Contract Logistics) and Sable Warehousing — has grown to become one of the largest national transportation companies in Canada. The company offers truckload, less-than-truckload, warehousing, load brokerage, dedicated and air, both domestically and internationally. Service is provided anywhere in Canada and to and from the United States through a strategic alliance with exclusive marketing partners. Day & Ross is based in Hartland, New Brunswick.

The Wesbell Group of Companies Inc. is a privately-held Canadian company based in Mississauga, Ontario, with three primary lines of business: Wesbell Technologies, Wesbell Logistics Services and Wesbell OEM Quality Assurance. Day & Ross is acquiring Wesbell Logistics as a going concern and will merge its operations with the company’s Dedicated Transportation business under the leadership of Paul C. Mazze, vice president and general manager of Wesbell Logistics.

“Paul will work alongside Wayne Morin at Day & Ross to integrate these two great teams into a single strong unit focused on offering an optimal blend of transportation services to our customers,” says John Doucet, president and chief executive officer of The Day & Ross Transportation Group. “The combination of Wesbell Logistics’ Eastern Canada multi-client distribution network with Day & Ross’ cross-Canada network positions us well for continued growth.”