Harold Carruthers was the owner-operator of a well-known transport company. In 1989, he decided to start his own business: he had one truck, two trailers and a single client: Coast Ltd. He then managed to reach an agreement with the Multi-Marques group for delivery in the North Shore region and added two more trucks to his fleet. He subsequently placed two other trucks at Transport D.M.D. in Sainte-Marie.
Transport D.M.D. closed in 2006. This is when Mr. Carruthers chose to gather all his dispatchers along with a few owner-operators. At that time, his fleet consisted of five tractors, four trailers and eight owner-operators.
In 2007, he was planning on selling his company as he found the task too difficult. This is where Mr. Laurent Blais, the owner of Transport Lau-Ann Inc., comes into play.
Laurent Blais started as an owner-operator of a Valleyfield transport company and, subsequently, of a food company located in the Quebec City area.
In 1997, he purchased a new truck and a reefer and created his own company, Transport Lau-Ann, in Saint-Elzéar.
In 2007, he acquired Transport Harold Carruthers (THC inc.). At that time, the company had thirteen trucks and twenty trailers. Five trucks were transporting food products in the province of Québec and the remaining eight, across the United States.
In 2011, Laurent decided to construct a new building in the Sainte-Marie industrial park. This is the location of our 12,000 square-foot warehouse, which contains six loading docks, our administrative offices, a state-of-the-art garage and a wash bay for heavy vehicles.
Today, THC and Lau-Ann have thirty trucks, fifty-two trailers and more than forty employees. We serve all across Québec, Canada and the United States.