Groupe Morneau

Groupe Morneau

March 12, 2015 11:00 ET

Groupe Morneau Opens a New Terminal in Anjou

The company has invested over $25 M to sustain its growth

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - In the company of Mr. Luis Miranda, Mayor of the Anjou borough, Mr. Aref Salem, Executive Committee member responsible for transport for the City of Montreal, Ms. Paulina Ayala, MP for the Honoré-Mercier riding, Mr. Alain Dulong, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Montreal East, Ms. Julie Labrecque, President-Executive Director of the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ), Mr. Marc Cadieux, President-Executive Director of the Association du camionnage du Québec (ACQ) and Mr. Jacques Laflèche, President of the Association des industriels d'Anjou, Groupe Morneau inaugurated their brand new transport terminal in Anjou (Montreal) this morning. This represents a private investment for the family company of over $25 M. With an area of 105,000 square feet, this 82-door (loading dock) building will allow for over 500 freight trips every day.

The location of the terminal, at the junction of Autoroutes 40 and 25, will allow the company to further develop their activities not only across Quebec, but also across Ontario. An active hub between markets in Eastern Canada, all of Quebec, and Mississauga (Ontario), this new terminal will merge the activities of Morneau Transport, Morneau Solution, Morneau Sego, and Morneau Global under one roof.

"With this opening we can now establish our expertise on an even more solid foundation by offering our clients the most important LTL transport terminal in Quebec. Over 10,000 pallets per day can be handled in this space, which is designed to minimize the risk of damaging goods. As such we maintain virtually unmatched claim rate scores of less than 0.5%, which greatly benefits all of our customers," explained Mr. André Morneau, President of Groupe Morneau.

"In a territory as vast as ours, the issue of transportation is vital for our economy and crucial to maintaining a supply of goods and services to many communities. I would thus like to congratulate Groupe Morneau for their growing capacity to innovate and adapt to their clients' needs for over 70 years now," said Mr. Jacques Daoust, Minister of Economy, Innovation, and Exportation.

"The implementation of one of the largest transport terminals in the province by Groupe Morneau, an undisputed leader in their field, is wonderful and exciting news for the city and its economy, as well as for the business community. Today's event showcases the great dynamism - and success - of a company that is a leader in their field, and also highlights the dynamism of a major commercial and industrial centre of the Eastern part of the Island of Montreal," said Mr. Aref Salem, Executive Committee member responsible for transport for the city of Montreal.

"It is a privilege for us to host a company the size of Groupe Morneau. The entire business community welcomes this opening and its contribution to the vitality of Montreal East," stated Mr. Alain Dulong, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Montreal East.

"It is an important day for this family company, which has contributed to, and supported economic development in the four corners of Quebec. The RJCCQ stresses the importance of supporting the growth of local SMEs like Groupe Morneau for the employment they create and their contribution to Quebec's economy," said Ms. Julie Labrecque, President-Executive Director of the RJCCQ.

"The ACQ is proud to salute the inauguration of Groupe Morneau's new transport terminal in Anjou. This family company, a pioneer in the road freight industry, is a beacon of success for Quebec businesses across the continent due to their dynamism and passion for what they do," added Mr. Marc Cadieux, President-Executive Director for the ACQ.

"BDC is proud to be a long-time close partner of Groupe Morneau that has collaborated with them, with the National Bank of Canada, and with Investissement Québec during the implementation of this major project in Montreal East," said Mr. François-Xavier Lemay, Director, Business Centre at the Business Development Bank of Canada.

"Investissement Québec's support of Groupe Morneau's growth is a good example of our commitment to ensuring our clients' projects are successfully realized," said Mr. Pierre Gabriel Côté, President-Executive Director of Investissement Québec.

These new facilities will also contain a maintenance centre and a technology centre, as well as equipment for the treatment of containers destined for intermodal and international transport via the Morneau Global division.

The company would like to thank its financial partners: The National Bank of Canada, the Business Development Bank of Canada and Investissement Québec.

About Groupe Morneau

Groupe Morneau has worked for over 70 years in the transport and distribution of various goods on the provincial, national, and international levels. Groupe Morneau is composed of Morneau Transport, Morneau Eskimo, Morneau Global, Morneau Solution, and Morneau Sego, which allows the company to offer their clients one of the largest terminal networks in Quebec. Family operated, the company remains firmly attached to the Bas-Saint-Laurent, where their administrative headquarters are located. Visit groupemorneau.com for details.

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