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Searcy Trucking acquires Manitoba based Renold’s Transport

Friday Nov 28, 2014

WINNIPEG, MB – Searcy Trucking Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Renold’s Transport Ltd.
based in Altona, MB.  Renold’s was established in 1984 and is an owner managed specialized deck
transport company. They provide transportation services between the U.S. and western Canada,
primarily for the agriculture and construction industries. Combined, Searcy Trucking and Renold’s
Transport operate 110+ trucks, 150 trailers and they employ over 130 people. Searcy, a member of the
Bison Transport group of companies, and Renold’s will continue to operate as stand-alone companies
over the next year.

“The acquisition of Renold’s is part of our commitment to growing Searcy to meet the open deck and
specialized transportation needs of the western Canadian marketplace” said Don Streuber, President &
CEO of Bison Transport Inc. “The combination of Searcy and Renold’s brings together seasoned and
committed management teams, support staff and driver base.  Through Bison, they will have access to
the depth and support of a much larger national carrier, including our systems, IT, and administrative
services.”

Renold Sawatsky, President of Renold’s, said “When I made the decision that it was time to hand over
the reins of my business, I thought that Searcy and Bison would be a great partner for us. Both
companies put their people and customers first which is a core value of Renold’s.  I have been blessed to
lead an organization of great drivers and staff, who put our customers first.  We look forward to continuing
to do what we do as part of the Renold and Searcy team.”
 
Renold Sawatsky, will stay on and help the Searcy leadership group integrate and grow the business.
Searcy is one of the largest flatbed carriers in western Canada based in Winnipeg Manitoba.  Searcy is
recognized as an industry leader for innovative technology, exceptional customer service and superior
quality performance.  Searcy’s long term approach to business relationships drives its commitment to
continue seeking improvements in technological advancements and proactive safety initiatives to meet
the increasing demands of our customers and shippers.  From management to drivers and staff, we are
all measured by our promise of quality service because “Searcy Means Service”.

Bison Transport is one of the largest carriers in Canada, offering award winning transportation
solutions to the industry for over 45 years.  Recognized by the TCA (Truckload Carrier’s Association)
as North America’s Safest Fleet, Bison is a high-service, dependable and value creating supply chain
partner.  Bison offers full truckload service, full service logistics, intermodal, LTL, dedicated fleet
operations, yard management and warehousing & distribution. Bison is an active member of Natural
Resources Canada's FleetSmart Program, as well as a SmartWay Transport Partner, a national and
voluntary partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on Searcy Trucking or Renold’s Transport, please visit
www.searcytrucking.com, www.renolds.com, or contact:

Norm Blagden
Vice-President
Searcy Trucking Inc.
P. 204.475.8411
norm.blagden@searcytrucking.com 

Renold Sawatsky
President
Renold Transport
P. 204 324 6778 x 117
Renold@renolds.com 


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