Done Deals

by Array

Tyden Group Holdings Corporation—the parent of TydenBrammall and Telesis Technologies—has acquired security seals provider EJ Brooks Company. As a result, the company will be reorganized into three business units: Tyden Brooks Security Products Group, Tyden Brooks Utility Products Group and Telesis Technologies.

Montreal, Quebec-based Logistec Stevedoring Inc, a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation, has purchased Les Terminaux Rideau Bulk Terminals Inc, a cargohandling firm specializing in salt cargo. Rideau Bulk has operations at four ports along the St Lawrence Seaway between Montreal and Toronto, Ontario, as well as two inland terminals in the Ottawa, Ontario region.

Purolator Courier Ltd is now using LoadControl, Lufthansa Systems’ weight and balance solution, to improve the distribution of cargo on its aircraft and reduce fuel consumption.

Montreal, Quebec-based data capture technology provider IMS has partnered with Montreal-based supply chain software vendor Sologlobe. The deal allows IMS to incorporate Sologlobe’s Solochain solution, which includes WMS, manufacturing execution systems and enterprise asset management capabilities.

Challenger Motor Freight has purchase Sandrock Specialized Carriers, an Ontario-based provider of over-dimensional transportation services. Sandrock will now operate as a division of Challenger under the leadership of founder Mark Sandrock. Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software Group is purchasing fellow inventory management software provider i2 Technologies. The deal is expected to close in early 2010.

The Shandex Group and Manchester Products have each recently launched the RF Pathways WMS from Mississauga, Ontario-based Automation Associates Inc. Shandex launched the system at its Pickering, Ontario distribution centre, while Manchester launched it at its facility in Cambridge, Ontario.

Kramer Ltd, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for the province of Saskatchewan, has implemented a new WMS from Montreal, Quebec-based TECSYS Inc.

Associated Logistics Solutions (ALS) has acquired 100 percent of Oakville, Ontario-based McKesson Logistics Solutions (MLS), a third-party logistics provider focused on the healthcare sector. MLS was created in 2004 as a joint venture between ALS and McKesson Canada. It will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of ALS.

Wheels Logistics has implemented the Automated Hours of Service application from Shaw Tracking, eliminating the need for drivers to fill out paper logs.

CN has ordered 70 new high-horsepower locomotives: 35 from Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc, to be delivered beginning in January 2011, and 35 from GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Co, to be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2010.