CPC Logistics, a national U.S.-based company specializing in contract truck driver and related logistics services, announced Friday, Aug. 8, the formation of a new Canadian corporation, Logistics Professionals Ltd. CPC also announced that on Aug. 1, Logistics Professionals finalized the acquisition of Huron Services Group Ltd., a longstanding Canadian logistics firm and member of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada. Terms were not announced.
CPC — with more than 4,000 employees providing services from 25 field offices — says its existing Canadian company, CPC Logistics Canada Ltd., also will be a subsidiary of Logistics Professionals Ltd. and, together with Huron, will enhance the resources of CPC Canada’s existing operations and assist in expanding Huron’s current service offerings in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
“We had been aware of Huron’s outstanding reputation for providing high-quality logistics services in Canada,” says John Bickel Sr., president of Chesterfield, Mo.-based CPC Logistics. “They have been in business for 40 years, and their philosophy for customer service and cooperation mirrors ours. When this opportunity was presented to CPC, we immediately took steps to close the transaction as soon as possible.”
John Thomson, president of Huron, praised CPC’s excellent service and dedication to finding, together with its customers, mutually beneficial solutions to a variety of logistics and transportation issues, which he says also are values shared by Huron. “We are pleased to be able to call upon the vast and value-added services and resources that CPC, as a North American logistics leader, can offer in support of the services we can bring to our customers,” Thomson says.