Manitoulin Group of Companies Responds to the Fort McMurray Disaster
Mississauga ON – On May 3rd, massive wildfires triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta’s history.
Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in more than 12 communities, including Fort McMurray, in which Manitoulin Group of Companies has a terminal.
“Thankfully, our regional manager in Fort McMurray has confirmed that all of our staff and their families are safe,” said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Group of Companies. “However, we cannot imagine the sense of loss and sadness this devastating disaster has caused and our hearts go out to all those impacted. We are committed to supporting our staff and their families in Fort McMurray and others affected by this tragedy and are working closely with various agencies to provide assistance where we can.”
“Our Fort McMurray terminal is intact but closed temporarily,” said Goodwill. “We are monitoring the situation closely and plan to re-open as soon as we get permission from the authorities to re-enter the city. We have resumed service to the oil sands sites north of Fort McMurray and are accepting pick-ups throughout our network for shipments to Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. We are using our extensive terminal network in Alberta to safeguard any shipments awaiting delivery.”
Manitoulin Group of Companies has initiated an aggressive fundraising campaign among its staff across the country through the Canadian Red Cross. This initiative will also involve financial support from the Smith family who is establishing a matching program for staff member donations contributed up to May 31, 2016.
“We are encouraging our staff to donate generously and we are actively exploring how Manitoulin can assist in a practical sense with immediate needs, and/or in longer-term efforts to help rebuild lives,” said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group of Companies.
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Mary Lou S.
23:26 02 Jun 16
We have moved 14 times in 27 years. I have had a lot of experience with crews. Thank you Matco Edmonton and Calgary for making three of these moves enjoyable and efficient. The staff were friendly and more than willing to go beyond their duties. (They even had some great ideas about furniture placement! and never complained about moving things twice).To Edmonton crew, Hailey, Stephanie, Dusan, Calvin, Pinara, Shania, Sheena, Mel, Shayla, Tyrell, Beau and Kelly (I think I got you all) thank you for packing me up so well, the goods in LTS arrived safely in Calgary 2 years later, the goods that went to Houston arrived safely there. To the Calgary crew, Mike the driver, Mike the weight lifter, Patrick the silent one, and Russ the story teller, thanks for your hard work and unpacking 23,000lbs in two days! To the office staff, Leon and Stevie, well done you.I hope I don't need you again...but.... likely see you in two years..
16:30 01 Mar 21
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23:21 04 Oct 17
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17:50 10 Oct 19
Gary was very helpful as was the person who made our delivery; thanks very much!
15:29 10 Feb 20
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19:44 25 Jan 21
Matco were really great. I had a last minute move to organize and they were excellent to work with.
22:16 28 Mar 21
Made our lives super simple. Efficient, responsive, simple to do business with. Cost aligned very close to estimate and within timelines. Super appreciated the value and professionalism of this move.
20:28 30 Nov 20
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20:41 31 Jul 19
Absolutely amazing! Wonderful and helpful people
03:47 25 Sep 20
Matco personnel were very efficient, on-time, and completed the job without a hitch. We would use them again.
19:22 05 Jul 16
We have used Matco twice in the past year and both times have been very impressed by the level of service and the quality of care. Our items and our home were always respected. Great job!