Colgate Palmolive Canada Awards Vaughan-based J.D. Smith and Sons For Exemplary Service

Jan 16, 2006

VAUGHAN, Ontario – J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd., a leader in transportation and third-party logistics, announced today it has been named Less Than Truckload Carrier of the Year for the second time by Colgate Palmolive Canada.

The award for 2004-2005, represents a high level of service and flexibility for the extremely challenging Greater Toronto Area, says John McMurray, Manager of Customer Service and Logistics, Colgate Palmolive Canada.

“On-time delivery is increasingly critical for us, and yet the suppliers who deliver in and around the GTA are finding traffic and gridlock to be more challenging every year. J.D. Smith has been a solid performer and their on-time percentage is very competitive. We have been extremely pleased with their performance and they are highly deserving of this recognition,” John said.

“We have a 20-year relationship with Colgate Palmolive and annually handle more than 20 million cases of their products through our distribution facilities,” says Scott Smith, President of J.D. Smith. “We are thrilled to be recognized by such a valued and long-term customer. This award is a testament to the investment we have made in our state-of-the-art processes and in the commitment of our employees to customer service.”

Founded in 1919, J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd. offers a unique blend of integrated third-party distribution and logistic services that combine the pride of a family-owned company with leading-edge technology. Its integrated infrastructure includes a network of modern warehousing facilities, an extensive, well-maintained fleet, and state-of-the-art I.T. systems. The company’s unwavering commitment to customer service and its creative and innovation solutions have helped to establish long-term relationships and provide clients with a competitive advantage.