Transport Sylvain Lasalle
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Trimac absorbs Canadian propane hauler

May 18, 2023
Acquisition of Transport Sylvain Lasalle, Trimac’s second pickup this year, includes 28 tractors, 30 tank trailers based in Joliette and St. Hyacinthe, Quebec

Trimac Transportation recently acquired Transport Sylvain Lasalle, a provider of bulk pressure transportation services in Eastern Canada. The Joliette and St. Hyacinthe, Quebec-based carrier hauls propane and butane for distributors and end users.

The deal, completed May 17, included a team of new drivers, a terminal manager, 28 tractors and 30 trailers, Trimac said.

“We are thrilled to announce our successful acquisition of Transport Sylvain Lasalle,” Matt Faure, Trimac president and CEO, said in a news release. “This strategic move allows us to expand our reach in Eastern Canada, strengthen our service capabilities, and deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

“With this acquisition, we look forward to a bright future ahead.”

See also: Trimac grows with addition of AIP Logistics

Company founder Sylvain Lasalle will assist during the transition period, Trimac said. Lasalle started the namesake carrier in 1993 and grew it into an authorized loader at commercial propane refineries in Quebec and Ontario.

“I am grateful to all of my employees, customers, and partners who have been a part of this journey,” Lasalle said.

“It has been an honor to lead this company.”

This is Trimac’s second acquisition this year, following the addition of Ohio-based American Industrial Partners (AIP) Logistics in April.

That deal included 13 tractor and 119 trailers, the company reported.

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