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September 18, 2020 5:15 PM, EDT

Kenan Advantage Group Acquires Canadian Firm Beaulac

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Kenan Advantage Group has completed the acquisition of Les Distributions Carl Beaulac Inc., the company announced Sept. 18.

Beaulac specializes in hauling petroleum, chemicals, aggregates and hot products, and is based out of Levis, Quebec. Kenan acquired the company through its Canadian subsidiary, RTL Westcan.

“Beaulac Transport has built a strong, solid reputation in the transportation industry based on its hands-on, customer-focused approach to its operations,” Kenan Chief Operating Officer Grant Mitchell said in a statement. “They have been a long-standing leader in our industry by always putting their customers, employees and safety first. We believe our two companies are a perfect fit as we share the same core values and future goals.”

Beaulac co-owner Carl Beaulac will join Kenan as part of the transaction. He will oversee all hauling operations east of Ontario. Kenan is looking to strengthen its growing presence in eastern Canada.

“On behalf of myself and my team at Les Distributions Carl Beaulac, we are proud to be a new member of the RTL Westcan family,” Beaulac said in a statement. “We will continue to provide excellent service to our customers and add new arrows in our quiver in order to be even more competitive and diversified.”

RTL Westcan is gaining 97 professional drivers, 11 maintenance professionals and 19 administrative personnel as part of the transaction. The company also acquired two additional facilities in Quebec and expanded its fleet by 79 tractors and 92 trailers.

Kenan Advantage Group, based in North Canton, Ohio, ranks No. 22 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics

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