Carriers’ origins date
back to 1919 when a group of WW1 veterans started Veterans
Transfer Ltd. operating out of Edmonton. After the Second
World War, the company was purchased by a group of WW II
In 1932, Crone Bros. Ltd was started based in Westlock
AB. and later moved to Calgary.
During the late 50’s and early 60’s,
both companies set up alliances with Canada Cement (now
Lafarge Canada Inc.). Veterans looked after Northern Alberta
while Crones took care of Southern Alberta. In 1966, Veterans
Transfer purchased Crone Bros. and continued to operate
the Edmonton and Calgary terminals.
Cascade Cement Carriers Ltd. (now Cascade
Carriers Ltd.) was formed by Veteran’s in 1965 to
haul product into B.C., Saskatchewan and the Northwest
In 1983, Siemens Transport purchased Crones/Veterans which
added terminals in Saskatoon and Regina that also hauled
cement for Lafarge.
Mullen Transportation Inc. (now Mullen Group Ltd.) purchased all of the Siemens/Crones/Veterans companies in March of 1996 (Saskatchewan operations
were discontinued shortly after the Mullen acquisition). Veteran Transfer and Crone Bros.
began operating under one name, Cascade Carriers Ltd. as a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Mullen Transportation Inc.