J.D. Smith and Sons Celebrates 90 years of Excellence

Oct 22, 2009

Vaughan, ON – In the last year of World War I, John D. Smith and his uncle started a freight cartage business with two trucks called Bennett and Smith. Today, that same business now known as J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd., celebrates its landmark 90th anniversary. Founded in 1919, the family-run company has grown into an industry standard bearer for commercial transportation and logistics management.

Since inception, the Smith family has owned and operated J.D. Smith and that tradition carries on today with Scott, President & CEO and Brian, Senior Vice President. Regardless of evolving scope and breadth, the company’s family-centric philosophy and attention to detail has allowed it to implement stringent customer service expectations into its processes.

Throughout its long history, J.D. Smith has perpetually expanded and refined its services. A renowned and frequently abetted fleet, process-driven approach and topnotch warehousing, transportation, and technology divisions, have made it a preferred instrument of Canadian organizations of all sizes.

In a highly flexible and dynamic industry, J.D. Smith has not only persevered but excelled. Its longevity stems from an ongoing commitment to providing multi-pronged, efficient solutions. Constantly updating and fine tuning its services, it has anticipated and evolved with its customers’ changing needs.

Building and maintaining long-lasting and tenable client relationships, J.D. Smith uses its wealth of resources to cater to the specific concerns of individual customers. Despite its range, its approach is uniquely personal and precisely conceptualized.

Not content to rest on its reputation and storied history, J.D. Smith looks forward. With award-winning environmental policies and ISO certification, the company balances quality and conscientiousness. J.D.Smith enters its 10th decade by retaining its standards of excellence and continuing to offer innovative and proficient third-party distribution and logistic strategies to clients.

Said Scott Smith, President & CEO of J.D. Smith, “We are very excited about this achievement. It’s a credit to our continued investment in leading-edge processes and to our employees who have worked extremely hard to please our customers. I am particularly proud of our people. For 90 years, the bar has constantly been raised and they continue to rise to the challenge.”