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R. Buron

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Kingsway Bulk Division roots
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:21:08 AM »
I would like to bring to your attention the third picture on the following page from the Robert Lafrenière collection.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/robert_lafreniere_miron_competitors_outsourcing_ciment_st_lawrence.htm

It shows a Logistec tractor.Logistec was a dedicated contract carrier hauling mainly powder ciment
on behalf of customers like St-Lawrence Ciment, Ciment Quebec  and Ciment Lafarge.Cabano bought Logistec in 1979;it was the first inroad of the Emond brothers in the bulk hauling sector.

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« on: July 17, 2012, 11:21:08 AM »

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Re: Kingsway Bulk Division roots
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 12:31:22 PM »
Are we talking about the same Logistec working in the Port of Quebec?

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Re: Kingsway Bulk Division roots
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 06:10:49 PM »
Yes it's the same company.In my previous post I was not enough specific.In 1979 Transport Cabano didn't bought Logistec inc. but proceeded only to the acquisition of the transport licences
and the related rolling assets of the bulk transport service of Logistec inc.This transaction gave to Cabano the opportunity to serve the major ciment producers and to get the transport licence to carry petroleum products in a radius of 135 miles from Québec City excluding the Lac St-Jean region.

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Re: Kingsway Bulk Division roots
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 07:20:50 PM »
Why did they roll them into Kingsway?
Was that the biggest carrier they owned at the time?

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Re: Kingsway Bulk Division roots
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 12:54:59 PM »
The bulk transport operation has allways been  a very small scale operation.Until 1998 the bulk operation incomes was only between 3 and 4 % of the Groupe Cabano total incomes.So,along the way the bulk operation has simply followed the same trail as the LTL/TL operations about is name
changes which was the following ones:

> Transport Cabano (bulk div.) until the mid 90's

> Transport Cabano-Kingsway (Bulk div.) between the mid 90's and the Mid 2000

> and finally Kingsway (Bulk div.) since around 2003 or 2004

The Emond brothers brand child trademark Cabano being a regional one;it's not a surprise to see
the Kingsway name with it's Canadawide and US north-east acknowledgement being held down.

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Re: Kingsway Bulk Division roots
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 12:54:59 PM »

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