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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.