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Commercial Solutions opens new distribution centre

Edmonton, AB -- Commercial Solutions Inc., an Edmonton-based industrial distributor that has become the country's l...


Edmonton, AB — Commercial Solutions Inc., an Edmonton-based industrial distributor that has become the country’s largest Canadian-controlled supplier to industry, officially opens its new 40,000 sq. ft distribution centre, next door to its corporate headquarters, today, June 23, 2006.

While the company has largely flown under the public radar, it has experienced a compounded annual growth rate of 16% for the past 16 years — and current indications show that figure could increase. This could be one of the reasons it ranked among “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies” in 2004 and 2005, says Jim Barker, chair, president and CEO. (Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post and Queen’s School of Business. For details, visit www.canadas50best.com.)

During the morning opening ceremony, to which local dignitaries had been invited, a symbolic commemorative gift, involving a large plated and mounted gear wheel will be presented to the company. It will subsequently be erected outside the building.

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