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OTA – Pioneer award – Warren Whitley

Congratulations to Warren Whitley for receiving the Ontario Trucking Association’s Pioneer Award this month! This prestigious award recognizes those (in which who have been nominated) with more than 50 years of continuous service in the transportation industry. Mr. Whitley, along with the other recipients, were recognized with this award during the OTA’s 91st Annual Convention […]

The Table – Perth, ON

Wills Transfer had the wonderful opportunity to attend Soup Sessions in Perth, hosted by Judy Dempsey (Community Chef) with The Table – Community Food Centre. “The Table’s mission is to foster a community that collaborates and empowers each other to improve access to healthy food, improve food skills and food literacy, advocate for individual well-being, […]

Take Our Kids to Work Program

On Wednesday, November 1st, it was Take Our Kids to Work Day. This is an annual program for Grade 9 students to “support career exploration and career readiness among Canadian public school students“. This year, Wills Transfer hosted 3 students at the Smiths Falls and Brockville Wills sites. The day started with introductions and a […]

Safety Inspections – hamburgers – being stranded on a life boat

“Safety Inspections – hamburgers – being stranded on a life boat” What do you think of when you hear these three things? Does a Health and Safety Committee meeting come to mind? It was for Wills Transfer! Every month, the Health and Safety Committee of Wills Transfer meets via teleconference to discuss monthly safety inspections, […]

Warehouse Metrics – training

This past Wednesday and Thursday, Wills Management and employees joined together in Smiths Falls for training on ‘Warehouse Metrics – to make your business even more effective’. Mark Thomas, of Meta Management Consulting, ran the training seminar for both days. Mark is a certified Project Management Professional and Professional Engineer. He is an established business consultant […]

Tallman Group Ottawa West Grand Opening – Sept 22, 2017

Grant Paynter (Ottawa General Manager), Jordi Wills (Perth General Manager), and Warren Whitley (Fleet Manager) of Wills Transfer had the privilege to attend the Ottawa West Grand Opening of Tallman Group. Warren Whitley explains that the “new LT series tractors with the longer hood allows for more of the engine open for inspection and service […]

Warehouse Inspections

Wills Transfer Limited has a Workplace Health and Safety Committee which consists of Employer and Employee representatives of the company. Each month, members of the committee complete a warehouse inspection following a set list of things to check. Items include Exit lights/Emergency lights/Defibrillator/Fire pull stations/Fire extinguishers/Eye wash stations are clear and functioning, MSDS available, products […]

The Safety Triangle Explained – IES

At Wills Transfer, our Health/Safety/Environment Coordinator provides safety content for twice weekly Tool Box talks for all Wills teams at each branch location (Smiths Falls, Perth, Ottawa, Brockville). This Tool Box talk can be used for any working environment in any capacity. The Triangle visual explains that “major injuries are rare events and that many […]