A local company is well on the road to promoting doing business in the Bay of Quinte Region.
In their crusade to create what they call “truckload excitement,” International Truckload Services Inc. is impacting the Bay of Quinte Region with the new “Proudly Shipped from Bay of Quinte” decal campaign.
“ITS owns 1,200 trailers and is proud to use those trailers to spread the word about the region,” said Rob Haggarty, president of ITS. “These trailers travel from Texas to Alaska, promoting the Bay of Quinte region, its producers and its shippers.”
Chris King Chief Executive Officer of the Quinte Economic Development Commission said roughly eight months ago ITS saw the “Proudly Made in the Bay of Quinte” logos and contacted the QEDC. He said together they came up with the idea to create the “Proudly Shipped from Bay of Quinte” decals and stick them on the back of as many trailers as come through their docks.
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King added there will be economic spinoff as they work to raise awareness about the region as a destination for business.
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ITS’ role in impacting the community doesn’t end at the Bay of Quinte borders.
“After the fires in Fort MacMurray, we organized a free truck to go out there; the community volunteered items and we had drivers volunteers to take out food and water,” Haggarty explained. “In the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina, in New Orleans, ITS also drove down supplies at no charge.”