by Aaryn Lambert

    The Era of Customized Client Solutions is Here

    Keltic Transportation of Moncton, New Brunswick is a premier transportation provider for Canada. Currently with over 200 employees, Keltic’s operations include three offices that provide transportation solutions in a range of disciplines across the nation.

    Keltic’s owner, Noel Mullins, believes, “The company’s success can be attributed to several key principles: professionalism, respect, service and, most importantly, staff. Mr. Mullins believes that all of his employees represent Keltic, from the drivers to the administration, and he has worked tirelessly to ensure they all can be proud of the company they helped build.”

    Keltic’s new facility in Newfoundland has upwards of 100,000 square feet available of heated-indoor floor space. In addition, it has a modern three-tier racking to further expand their capabilities, 24-foot ceilings, wide grade level doors for over-dimensional indoor storage, crane service and an outdoor drop facility. The facility is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and staffed with fully certified, Newfoundland-based employees. A fleet of Keltic equipment, including dry, reefer and flatbed services can be scheduled for daily runs to the Avalon Peninsula, ensuring that consistent service is always provided.

    David Montgomery, Director of Special Projects for Keltic, says, “We are expanding in new and creative ways. The range and scope of our capabilities is growing as industry grows and has new and unique demands. This year saw operation capabilities growing to meet market demands—everything from unloading and storing transformers, electrical components, generators up to 100 ft. long, 16 ft. wide and 14 ft. tall. As well, we are having great success with our stackable freight division and our pick and pack operations. One of the most unique projects we did was the preventative maintenance program for industrial equipment that is stored long term. We now have a team of people dedicated to storage and maintenance of equipment—a whole other level of business.” 

    “It is our belief that integrating the Newfoundland facility with our satellite-tracked fleet of trucks, our ocean and air professionals, and our outstanding logistics and freight-management divisions will help establish Keltic as the premier go-to provider in the Newfoundland market. Having a facility this large within several hours of Bull Arm, Long Harbour and St. John’s will definitely be considered an asset as Newfoundland moves forward with several large-scale projects,” says David.

    Keltic is in an exponential growth mode. In September of 2010, Keltic was named as one of four transportation carriers for the Vale Inco Long Harbour Processing Plant. Keltic was extremely proud to be awarded such an exciting project and takes pride in being the only mainland-based carrier selected to work along side its Newfoundland counterparts. Other project successes include contracts in the area of project planning, over-dimensional storage and heavy- lift capacity.

    David says, “We are really proud of our team, our growth and our diversity. Exponential growth is not an easy game, but our success in Newfoundland, and overall in Canada, has proven it to be well worth the effort.”

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