Manitoulin Transport has bought the book of business for Whitehorse-based Kluane Freight Lines Ltd. and formed a joint venture with Chief Isaac Group of Companies, of which Kluane is a member.
Initially established to meet the need for dependable hauling north of Whitehorse, Kluane has become a leading supply chain provider in the region, servicing all of the Yukon, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Stewart Crossing, and Mayo.
The First Nation-owned company has been in business for nearly 40 years.
"Manitoulin Transport has a long history of partnership with Kluane and we know the business well," said Jeff King, president of Manitoulin Transport, in a Dec. 13 news release.
"It has an excellent reputation for providing quality ground transportation and warehousing. Kluane's client base complements Manitoulin's as we serve many of the same vertical markets including heavy equipment, mining, and oil and gas. These industries are key economic drivers for Northern Canada and Kluane is considered to be...