Tallman Truck Centre Expands Its Network

By Bob Peters
June 1, 2012

Kirk Tallman of Tallman Truck CentresTallman Truck Centre has completed the acquisition of Western Toronto International Trucks Inc., effective June 1st. Going forward, the new company's name will be Tallman Truck Centre (Toronto) Limited. This move gives Tallman nine (9) full service International Truck Dealerships in Ontario.

“This acquisition will allow us to further execute our Growth Strategy of expanding our service network in Ontario. We are excited to represent International in Canada’s largest truck market; The Greater Toronto Area, and we look forward to servicing new and existing customers in this very important market. We would also like to welcome all the Western Toronto employees to the Tallman Truck Centre Family.” said company President Kevin Tallman.

"Cornwall is growing as a supply chain hub for Central and Eastern Canada, and the trucks that service our DCs come from across Ontario," said Kirk Tallman, General Manager of the Tallman Truck Centre in Cornwall. "This acquisition positions Tallman to provide quality sales, service and support for transportation companies across Southern Ontario, from the GTA to Cornwall."

Tallman Truck Centre's Cornwall facility is located on McConnell Avenue, just south of the Highway 401 interchange. The operation includes 10 truck service bays, a parts warehouse and truck sales/leasing operation and currently employs 22.

The Cornwall operation has experienced growth over the past several years as the City's logistics and distribution sector has grown. With the recent announcement of the establishment of a Target Mart Distribution Centre in the Cornwall Business Park, business is expected to continue to build.

About Tallman Truck Centre Limited

Tallman Truck Centre is a commercial Truck Dealer, franchised to sell and service the International brand of trucks in Eastern Ontario. It is a family run private business, founded in 1973 by company Chairman Gerald K. Tallman. For the past three years, Tallman has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and has also won Navistar’s Circle of Excellence Award for 18 consecutive years. The company currently operates 8 full service dealerships in Eastern Ontario and employs a staff of over 250 people.

About Western Toronto International Trucks Inc.

Western Toronto is a commercial truck dealer that operates one of the largest International Truck dealerships in Canada. The company currently employs more than 135 people in the Greater Toronto Region.

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