Armour Transportation Systems
|Type||Transportation and Warehousing|
|Headquarters||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada|
Armour Transportation Systems is a transportation and warehousing company based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Founded in 1930 in a small village outside Moncton, Armour has grown to become one of the leading transport companies in Canada. The company has several divisions, Armour Transport is the brand used for transporting goods within Eastern Canada, whereas the companies long haul operations are done under the Pole Star, Triple B, and Hillman's brands. Armour has received many awards over the years including the Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies Award in 2006 and receiving platinum status from "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies" in 2011. Armour was also selected as one of ten companies to be showcased in "Building the Best: Lessons from Inside Canada's Best Managed Companies" book. Furthermore, the organization has been consistently placed in the Top 12 Carriers in Canada according to Today's Trucking.
G. Armour & Son was founded in 1930 by Gordon Armour in the small community of Taylor Village, New Brunswick. The firm, consisting of only two trucks, hauled small shipments of hay throughout southern New Brunswick. In 1952, the organization expanded to Maine where it began to haul Christmas trees. At that time, they increased their fleet to 12 vehicles. Wesley Armour then purchased the organization from his father in 1964. In a strategic decision, Wesley moved the office to Moncton where the company slowly began to expand once again. The 1970s followed as a decade of change, where the organization readily developed by purchasing more vehicles, hiring new employees, and opening more terminal branches. The name was changed to Armour Transportation Systems and by the 1980s the organization gained a long-haul division. During the 1990s, Armour Transportation expanded once more. They entered into logistics warehousing and added a courier division throughout the Atlantic Provinces. By 2003, Armour had added port to door container shipping to their long list of services. Today, the firm currently rests as one of the top transportation and logistics specialists in the country, with over 3,700 pieces of equipment, 23 terminal networks, and 1,700 employees throughout Canada and the United States.
Armour is made up of several divisions
- Armour Transport is the company's main brand which is responsible for transportation within Eastern Canada. Recently, Armour has also expanded its name to include port to door transportation with container shipping options. Other companies associated with Armour Transportation are O'Meara's Transport & Parcel Express and Way's Transport. Armour Transportation Systems provides several specialized services including; temperature controlled LTL and truckload (heated and refrigerated), flatbed, stainless tankers, intermodal, logistics, freight brokerage, courier, warehousing, and cross-docking.
- PoleStar, Triple B and Hillman's are the divisions of Armour which handle all long-haul transporting, mainly to Western Canada, the United States and Mexico.
- Armour Courier Service handles small shipments within New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
- Armour Logistics Services is the warehousing division of Armour which operates over 537,000 sq/ft of warehousing space.
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