Express Mondor, a privately-owned company specialized in oversized transport based at the small town of Lanoraie on the St. Lawrence River northeast of Montreal, is adding more muscle to its ambitions to capture more business as a niche player on Canadian and U.S. project cargo markets. After being involved in the creation earlier this year of one of the largest heavy haul consortiums in Eastern Canada, it has finalized the acquisition and integration of Transport Épiphanie’s entire team and trucking assets. Based in Assomption, a suburb of Montreal, the latter has existed since 1968.

As a result of this transaction, the Express Mondor group now has two complementary divisions specializing in non-standard transportation that have all the equipment required to serve customers by offering safe and high-quality transportation services in Canada and the United States.

Preparing wind turbines for transport
Preparing wind turbines for transport

Express Mondor and Transport L’Épiphanie’s combined rolling stock represents a fleet of more than 100 tractors and over 300 trailers, all of which are managed by a team of more than 200 employees.

“This transaction is the fruit of a 2015 partnership agreement entered into with Éric Morin, President, and Louise Lemire, Vice-President of Transport L’Épiphanie,” said Eric Mondor, President of Express Mondor established by brothers Eric, Dany and Billy Mondor in 1995. “We have learned to work together and optimize the use of our respective equipment and resources to serve our customers better and grow our business. The transition went very well, and the results exceeded our expectations, thanks in particular to the collaboration and commitment of our partners who helped make this project a success.”

Through the integration of the two companies, the Express Mondor group can accelerate its growth by combining the two businesses’ transport fleets, labour forces, skills and expertise. In this way, Express Mondor will reinforce its position as a leader in the non-standard transportation industry as well as its ability to meet the needs of its customers throughout North America.

“Whether it’s pipeline projects, bridges, port or oil and gas production infrastructures, hydroelectric or wind power plants, agricultural or industrial equipment, road construction, tunnels or viaducts, Express Mondor and Transport L’Épiphanie are reliable and experienced partners for the execution of major projects that require the transportation of large-scale structures,” comments Éric Mondor. “Thanks to the size of our facilities and our teams’ experience, we can make a significant contribution to the success of these projects for the benefit of our customers.”

In recent months, Express Mondor itself has notably played key roles in component transportation for the new Champlain Bridge under construction at Montreal (largest project in Quebec) and for Hydro-Quebec’s Romaine 3 power dam project.

Over the next year, Express Mondor plans to increase the synergy and efficiency of its truck fleet management, among other things by equipping all Transport L’Épiphanie trucks with the paperless ISAAC digital real-time measurement performance optimization system and providing the required training to all its drivers, dispatch centre employees and other Transport L’Épiphanie stakeholders, stated a press release.

Last January, Express Mondor joined forces with Quebec Stevedoring Limited (QSL), whose network covers 30 ports in Eastern Canada and the United States (Chicago and Odgensburg) and the large Groupe Robert logistics enterprise to create a new entity called Mondor-Watson.