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Cormode & Dickson is once again riding the bus with Diversified Transportation Ltd., part of the Pacific Western Group of Companies! In the past C & D has collaborated with Pacific Western on the Red Arrow facility in North Calgary, and the DTL Bus Wash in Fort McMurray. This time around DTL is excited about their new three storey 12,000 s.f. Operations Center. The new facility will house scheduling, dispatch, finance and executive offices and will be the check-in/check-out for many DTL drivers.

“Moving into this new facility validates Diversified’s status as an industry leader,” says Mark Hannah, Vice President Oil Sands. “It is the end result of a long term strategy that included significant capital investment in fleet, facilities and technology and truly establishes us as a world class organization.”

Diversified Operations Centre Fort McMurray – Cormode & Dickson

Diversified Operations Centre Fort McMurray – Cormode & Dickson

Since its humble beginnings in Fort McMurray some fifty years ago, Diversified has successfully grown with the community. Its fleet consists of 745 buses which transport 10 million passengers a year. Mark Hannah continues,

“We are proud of our roots in Fort McMurray; we have been and will continue to be part of this amazing community for many years to come.”

Cormode & Dickson operates a robust branch in Fort McMurray. Much the same as DTL, they are excited to be a part of the community and its explosive growth. They are also proud to work with DTL, as Rodney Capstick, Senior Project Manager, Cormode & Dickson, expresses:

“It is a privilege to work with the people of Diversified Transportation. They are leaders in their field and have been committed to providing great service to the communities they operate in for years.”

The future looks bright for both C & D and DTL as they continue to provide service for the community in which they operate. Ben Elzen, President, Cormode & Dickson shares this vision when he says,

“As Fort McMurray continues to grow and develop we see opportunity for our employees and clients. Working together, supporting our employees and clients helps to ensure continued success.”

This week marks the opening of a new Diversified Transportation Ltd. (DTL) facility in Fort McMurray. The 3 storey, 12,000 sq. ft. DTL Operations Centre is the new centre of operations for the company which has a long history in Fort McMurray. Since it first brought buses to Fort McMurray 50 years ago, Diversified has grown to transporting 10 million passengers annually on its fleet of 745 buses, 500 of which are on the road at any given time. The buses and their drivers are supported by 200 shop personnel and 130 operational personnel.

Front view of Diversified Transportation Building in Fort McMurray – Cormode & Dickson

Front view of Diversified Transportation Building in Fort McMurray – Cormode & Dickson

DTL staff are incredibly excited to move into the new facility which will house scheduling, dispatch, finance and executive offices and will be the check-in/check-out for many of the drivers.

“Moving into this new facility validates Diversified’s status as an industry leader”, enthuses Mark Hannah, Vice President Oil Sands. “It is the end result of a long term strategy that included significant capital investment in fleet, facilities and technology and truly establishes us as a world class organization. “ We are proud of our roots in Fort McMurray; we have been and will continue to be part of this amazing community for many years to come. “

Cormode & Dickson were pleased to once again be working with Diversified and the Pacific Western Group of Companies. Previously the companies had worked together on the Red Arrow Express facility in North Calgary and the DTL Bus Wash in Fort McMurray.

“It is a privilege to work with the people of Diversified Transportation. They are leaders in their field and have been committed to providing great service to the communities they operate in for years.” Rodney Capstick, Senior Project Manager, Cormode & Dickson, Fort McMurray.

Both Cormode & Dickson and Diversified have full time operations in the Wood Buffalo Region and see a bright future ahead. “As Fort McMurray continues to grow and develop we see opportunity for our employees and clients. Working together, supporting our employees and clients helps to ensure continued success.” Ben Elzen, President, Cormode & Dickson.

The final word goes to Trevor Dickson, Site Manager, Cormode & Dickson who recently summed up the experience on the project by saying “I am proud of this building”.