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This article was published 6/4/2016 (1557 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
CentrePort Canada Inc., the city's dry port and trade zone, has a new chairman and vice-chairman.
Chris Lorenc will take over as chair, and David Filmon as vice-chair.
Lorenc is president of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, and a former city councilor. He also chaired a task force on trade in 2007 that recommended building an inland port -- the vision that became CentrePort.
Filmon was nominated by the City of Winnipeg. He's a partner at Aikins Law, practising in mergers and acquisitions, and community and charitable organizations.
Don Streuber, who chaired CentrePort the past four years, will remain on the board as past-chair and nominee of the Manitoba Trucking Association.
CentrePort Canada is a 20,000-acre dry port and Foreign Trade Zone. It connects to major national and international trade gateways and corridors, and is the only inland port in Canada with direct access to tri-modal transportation -- truck, rail and air cargo.
To date, 44 companies have either built or are building new operations including BroadGrain Commodities, Canada Cartage and FedEx Freight. This represents more than $220 million in new capital investment. CentrePort is also moving forward with the construction of its new Rail Park and working with private developers to bring another 1,200 acres of truck-served industrial lands to market.
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