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Watkins & Shepard Trucking Announces New Service for Manitoba and Northwest Ontario

Furniture Industry News Update - Furniture World Magazine
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Specialized furniture carrier Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc., announced that it will begin to provide regularly scheduled transportation services from its Conover, NC terminal pick-up area to furniture dealers located in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the northwest portion of Ontario. The new service is scheduled to begin June 1, 2012.

Shipments will be consolidated in Conover for direct delivery to Winnipeg Warehouse & Distribution located in Winnipeg, MB. Dealers throughout Manitoba and northwest Ontario will then have the option of picking up in Winnipeg themselves or utilizing their established regional carrier to complete the delivery process.

“Expanding our service into Manitoba is just good business; it is not only important to the furniture dealers located in Manitoba and northwest Ontario, it is also important to the furniture manufacturers and distributors in the southeastern United States who are constantly looking for opportunities to extend their reach into new markets”, said Patrick Smith, National Sales Manager. “In this new lane Watkins & Shepard will provide on-time, damage free and cost effective transportation services.”

Ray Kuntz, Watkins & Shepard CEO states, "Adding Manitoba and northwest Ontario into our service area continues Watkins & Shepard’s expansion into markets that have been historically underserviced or have had no service by a specialized furniture carrier. This change will complete the link between the important Carolinas furniture manufacturing and distribution center with all of the Canadian western provinces.”

About Watkins & Shepard Trucking: Watkins & Shepard Trucking, founded in 1974, is headquartered in Helena, MT and serves the lower 48 and the 4 western provinces of Canada. They employ over 1000 people at 20 terminal locations strategically located throughout the United States.

For more information about Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc. contact Patrick Smith at 406-442-9536 Ext. 238

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