History






~ 1906 ~

1906

Roderick V(Vic) MacCosham takes his $20,000 inheritance west to Alberta.

~ 1913 ~

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Roderick V (Vic) MacCosham uses his inheritance to purchase a warehouse at 109 Street and 103 Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta.

~ 1915 ~

1915

MacCosham goes after the railroads for shipping and storage contracts.

~ 1916 ~

1916

Restricted to local hauls by the limited abilities of horse-drawn drays, the company focused on warehousing and distribution.

~ 1918 ~

1918

Maccosham starts to use motor trucks to transport freight, hauling everything from hardware to cornflakes.

~ 1945 ~

1945

MacCosham starts using International Harvester trucks to deliver of larger payload, greater distances.

~ 1946 ~

1946

Expands its household moving operations into Saskatchewan.

~ 1957 ~

1957

R.V. MacCosham retires, agrees to let his 15 managers have the company through a form of leveraged buy-out.

~ 1958 ~

1958

Opening of an office in Kingston, Ontario.

~ 1962 ~

1962

Trans-Canada Highway officially opens, allowing transportation systems to travel through all ten provinces of Canada between its Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean coasts to the west and east respectively.

~ 1975 ~

1975

MacCosham International Ltd. is formed to supply brokerage and forwarding services to offshore orders from both of its divisions. A solid and diversified account base is formed to support a growing distribution system.

~ 1979 ~

1979

MacCosham creates a successful national sales arm by joining forces with four long-established warehouse companies in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Halifax.

~ 1986 ~

1986

14 more branches brought on line in the Maritimes, Ontario, and B.C., for a total of 37 outlets.

~ 1987 ~

1987

Merge with Burnham Service Corporation, through this merger, MacCosham found a way to double the size of its operations and become one of the largest distribution networks in North America.

~ 1988 ~

1988

MacCosham Van Lines turns 75.

~ 1989 ~

1989

MacCosham is the selected International mover for Canadian federal government moves.

~ 2002 ~

2002

MacCosham is selected as the Logistics’ Provider to the G-8 Summit in Kananaskis.

~ 2003 ~

2003

MacCosham is a selected Logistic provider to the Horizon Energy Project in Alberta.

~ 2013 ~

2013

MacCosham operating in 100 years of business.