2016 marks Southwestern Sales Corporation’s 62nd year as a supplier of high quality aggregate products to communities, contractors and government agencies through its terminal in Windsor, Kingsville, Sombra and Sarnia. Its strategically located dock facilities feature convenient access to transport and flex-use project staging. The company’s six decades-long success is the direct result of the long-standing relationships with shipping and quarry partners, a loyal customer base and the support of Windsor Port Authority.
Products shipped from its docks are found in highways, roads, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks, under rail tracks, line landfill cells, surround sewer pipes & watermains and in the foundations of buildings and homes. The docks have also been used for the transshipment of major infrastructure components such as wind farm turbines and blades. Southwestern Sales continues to assist in growing and powering the Ontario economy.
Today the company is looking forward to perhaps its greatest contribution with the sale of its 28-acre West Windsor Dock to allow for the construction of The Gordie Howe International Bridge. This billion dollar enabler of economic growth will be anchored where millions of tonnes of aggregate products have been offloaded by ship, loaded onto thousands of trucks and moved to all corners of Windsor and Essex County to support projects which provided the infrastructure that we all rely on every day: a proud legacy for sure. When asked to comment about these changes Jack Frye, co-owner and Vice-President, summed up the corporate vision this way, “As significant as this all is, it won’t alter who we are or change our customer focus. With the ongoing support of Windsor Port Authority we will always serve our customers with high quality aggregates, competitive pricing and professionalism. Today is only the beginning of our next 62 exciting years of service and we can’t wait!”