Fisher Transport Ltd. Wins Family Enterprise of the Year Award-Nova Scotia

ELMSDALE, NS – The Municipality of East Hants congratulates Ken MacDonald, Jordan MacDonald and Drew MacDonald of Fisher Transport Ltd. on their Family Enterprise of the Year Award from the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise-Nova Scotia.  Fisher Transport will compete for the national award in Calgary, Alberta in May.

Fisher Transport Ltd. is a family owned business located near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, just off Highway 102 close to Elmsdale. Fisher Transport operates a bulk liquid transportation service across the four Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario, and has just expanded into the United States market with their first North American shipment from southern U.S.

Kim MacDonald, Director of Economic & Business Development, Municipality of East Hants, is thrilled with Fisher Transport Ltd.’s win. “Fisher Transport is an exceptional family owned business story.  East Hants has a number of highly successful family-owned and operated businesses contributing to a positive business climate and providing good jobs to a highly skilled workforce.”

The MacDonald family is pleased with their award and feel it is timely with their recent expansion into the environmental and U.S. markets.  “This award has given us the chance to step back and look at our success, and the changes we have facilitated in the first 5 years of our 10 year business plan,” says Jordan MacDonald, the company’s second generation General Manager.

“We moved to our location in East Hants in 1997, which was an important step in our business development. From a logistics standpoint, we are on the main route, near Halifax and Truro,” Jordan MacDonald said. “With our management team in Halifax, we are only 35 minutes door to door.”

The MacDonald family credits their business success to open communications. Jordan MacDonald says, “Communication, first and foremost, is essential. Conversations on expectations set the foundation for succession planning. Starting from the ground up, everyone has bought in to our path to success.”

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Pamela Lovelace, Communications & Project Officer
902-883-7098 ext. 219  |
Municipality of East Hants
Lloyd E Matheson Centre
15 Commerce Court
Elmsdale, NS  B2S 3K5