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Atlas Agent, Mackie Moving Systems Corporation, Acquired by Direct Partnership Limited (Canada Cartage)

Oakville, ON. June 16, 2022


Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. is pleased to announce Atlas Agent, Mackie Moving Systems Corporation, has been acquired by Direct Limited Partnership (Canada Cartage) effective June 14th, 2022.


“For five generations and over 94 years, our family has proudly offered quality, diverse service offerings to our clients across Canada and the United States. Over the course of 10 decades we have been extremely fortunate to have formed long-standing partnerships with our customers, employees and drivers – all instrumental to the growth of our business” stated Scott Mackie, CEO of Mackie Moving Systems.


Canada Cartage was founded in 1914 and offers customers a range of transportation and logistics services. “With a stellar reputation for delivering excellent customer service, we feel very confident our customers will continue to receive the same type of service for years to come” cited Norm Mackie, Chairman of Mackie. “Their resource base and cultural fit were very important factors in our decision.”


Norm and Scott Mackie will continue to be actively engaged in the operation of the business along with employees, drivers and contractors. The business will continue to operate under the Mackie Moving Systems brand, and as part of the Atlas Canada agency network.


“We are excited about the acquisition of Mackie Moving Systems and look forward to helping their team to grow throughout Canada and the United States.”, said Canada Cartage President & CEO Jeff Lindsay. “Mackie has a very solid customer base, many long-term staff and drivers, and an outstanding safety and service record. We’re confident that our combined services will help both their customers, and ours, to enjoy an enhanced household moving and final mile delivery experience”.


President and COO of Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., Fred Haladay, echoed the enthusiasm for this sale; “Mackie Moving Systems has been an exceptional member of the Atlas Canada household moving infrastructure for more than five years. The union of these two exemplary organizations will certainly benefit Atlas Canada and our valued customers in this dynamic industry”.


Mackie Moving Systems will continue to represent Atlas in Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga, Halifax, Moncton, Middleton, and Fredericton through its head office in Oshawa, Ontario providing household moving (residential and corporate) and storage (long-term and short-term) services. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Mackie Moving Systems and Canada Cartage, and continuing to strengthen our position in key markets across Canada while providing superior moving services to our customers.

Atlas Canada Wins their 4th 2022 Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award for Relocation Services

Oakville, ON. June 16, 2022


The Canadian HR Reporter magazine has announced that leading transportation company Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc., has won the 2022 Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award in the Relocation Services category. This prestigious award has been earned by Atlas Canada for the fourth consecutive year. Atlas is extremely proud to have achieved the top honour in Relocation Services, and to be recognized as one of only four Canadian companies in the industry.


The Canadian HR Reporter is a printed and online magazine serving as Canada’s guide to human resources (HR) management since 1987. Subscribers are sent weekly updates on the latest HR developments including trends, issues, and expert advice from HR professionals. Over 30,000 readers voted for their preferred HR suppliers in different categories including Leadership, Diversity, Health/Wellness, and Relocation Services. The Readers’ Choice Awards constitutes an annual event currently in its seventh year. Please find the full Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards Announcement as well as our Atlas Canada Leadership Profile.


“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Canadian HR Reporter as the top service company in the Relocation Services category for the fourth year in a row,” says Fred Haladay, President & COO Atlas Canada, of Atlas Canada. “COVID-19 has put our organization to the test in many ways, but with the support and expertise of our agency network, we have persevered through these challenges and continue to provide our customers with the highest level of quality service. This accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our agency family, and for that we are very proud.”


The relocation industry has evolved over the last few years with the emergence of many new trends in real estate, cross-border traffic, and corporate relocations. Atlas Canada’s diverse network of qualified moving agents has allowed the organization to pivot and continue to lead the way as the top van line in Canada. Providing our customer with the highest level of service is our utmost priority, and our network of agents are committed to exceeding service expectations and customer satisfaction standards every day.


Since the van line’s Canadian market entry in 1963, Atlas Canada has become the nation’s largest long distance residential and corporate mover. With more than 100 agents across Canada you can be sure that Atlas will be there for all your relocation needs. Atlas pioneered the first national Quality Assurance Certificate guarantee in the Canadian moving industry, providing safe, reliable service for all local, long distance, international and cross-border moving in Canada. Atlas Canada and its network of agents take pride in establishing long-lasting relationships with customers demonstrating the highest standard of relocation.


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