Rain couldn’t dampen the excitement on August 11 as representatives of each level of government and senior management from Highlight Motor Group broke ground on the company’s future headquarters in BWG’s Highway 400 Employment Lands. MP Scot Davidson, MPP Caroline Mulroney, County of Simcoe Warden Basil Clarke and BWG Mayor James Leduc all gave messages of welcome and thanks to Highlight President and CEO Kirk Kalinitchenko for choosing BWG for its new 350,000 square foot headquarters, warehouse, yard and state-of-the-art repair facility. The site comprises 100 acres along Highway 400 and Line 5, where a new interchange was recently constructed to accommodate new growth in the community.
In his remarks, Mayor Leduc noted “I can’t think of a more natural fit for a growing transportation company, than establishing new state-of-the-art facilities in a location with direct access to Highway 400 – one of the most travelled corridors in Canada – with a new 400-series link to Highway 404 on the horizon.”
Headquartered in Toronto (Ontario), with facilities in Parsippany (New Jersey), Aurora (Illinois), and Santa Fe Springs (California), Highlight Motor Group offers a multitude of transportation, warehousing, and distribution services for both the Canadian and US Markets. The company manages a diverse trucking operation which includes more than 700 pieces of transportation equipment, 1,200 employees, and more than 700,000 sq. ft. of secure warehouse space with multi-door, cross-deck capabilities.
Founded in 2007, the company emerged as a specialist in LTL (Less Than Truckload) and Cross-Border Truckload service, connection New York and New Jersey with Greater Toronto. While the majority of freight is in Eastern Canada and the Eastern US, Highlight now services major cities across both countries.