Posted June 13, 2023

Penner International Celebrates Remarkable Milestone: 100 Years of Excellence and Success

Steinbach, MB June 9, 2023 – Penner International a leading North American trucking company, proudly commemorates a century of outstanding achievements and unwavering dedication to its customers, employees, and industry. Today, the company stands tall, celebrating 100 years of excellence, innovation, and resilience.

Since its inception in 1923, Penner International has been a trailblazer in the commercial trucking sector, consistently setting new standards and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Over the past century, the company has grown from humble beginnings to become a true industry icon, with a reputation for quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Through the years, the company has overcome numerous challenges, adapting to changing market dynamics and embracing technological advancements to stay at the forefront of the industry. The continuous pursuit of excellence and delivering on their promises has been a cornerstone of Penner’s success and longevity.

To mark this momentous occasion, Penner hosted an outdoor celebration on Thursday, June 8 at their headquarters in Steinbach, Manitoba. The event brought together esteemed industry leaders, the local business community, key stakeholders, government officials, customers, suppliers, and dedicated employees who have contributed to the company’s success over the years. The event was filled with
nostalgia, celebration, and gratitude as attendees reflected on the company’s rich history and its remarkable journey of growth and accomplishment. As part of the festivities, The Manitoba Historical Society presented Penner International with a Centennial
Award commemorating its journey from humble beginnings to becoming an industry leader.

During the event, Allan Penner, grandson of the company’s founder P.K. Penner, delivered a heartfelt speech, expressing gratitude to everyone who played a part in the company’s success story. Mr. Penner remarked, “Reaching this significant milestone is a testament to the resilience, dedication, and collaborative spirit of our incredible team, past and present. We owe our success to our loyal customers,
supportive partners, the communities in which we operate and most importantly the employees and drivers that have been with us through our remarkable journey. This celebration is a testament to their trust and dedication to Penner International.”

General Manager, Tom Van Dam added “As we reflect on our past achievements and look to the future, we are inspired by the legacy of our founders and the dedication of our employees, partners, and customers. We look forward to the next century with optimism and excitement!” In 2020, Quebec based C.A.T. North America purchased Penner International and during the celebration, C.A.T.’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Goyette announced that Penner International will be moving from their current location at the corner of Highway 12 to Northgate Drive. Goyette notes “We value the significance of Penner within the community, and we are pleased to
announce our investment in this new location within Steinbach as we look forward to the next 100 years of delivering promises.”

As Penner International looks to the future, the company remains committed to its core values of excellence, integrity, innovation and delivering on their promises. With a renewed focus on leveraging the ever-changing technologies and embracing change, Penner International is poised to continue its legacy of success for many more years to come.

About Penner International:
Penner International, is a third-generation North American trucking company headquartered in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. Penner International provides truckload dry van, international and domestic transport throughout North America. Through its unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Penner International has achieved remarkable success, earning a reputation as a leader in their field. In February of 2020, C.A.T. North America acquired Penner International. Penner was a natural
fit for C.A.T. both being family-run businesses, similar in size and customer base, and most importantly similar in culture.


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