Brink Group acquires Interior Warehousing

Founder, president and CEO of the Brink Group, John Brink.
Founder, president and CEO of the Brink Group, John Brink.

The Brink Group has acquired Interior Warehousing in Prince George.

Interior Warehouse, a leading distribution services company with nearly 150,000 square feet of commercial warehousing space in the city, was founded in 1968. Its 50-year reputation and innovative approach to business fits well with the Brink Group, which has embarked on an aggressive growth strategy in both its lumber manufacturing and real estate divisions, says John Brink, Founder, President and CEO of the Brink Group.

“The acquisition of Interior Warehousing allows the Brink Group to become a key player in providing logistics and warehousing services in one of British Columbia’s most vital transportation hubs,” he said. “There are tremendous opportunities for further innovation in the industry to better serve the logistical requirements of businesses in the region. Interior Warehousing has a history of making distribution by both rail and truck more effective and efficient.”

In business since 1968, Interior offers warehousing, transloading and trucking services. It has two warehouses in Prince George, one located on River Road, within close proximity to the Inland Port and the other located on Great Street. Both warehouses have access to rail line and are close to major highways.

“My partners and I are very excited for Interior Warehousing to become a part of the Brink Group,” said Don Engelsjord, speaking on behalf of the shareholders of Interior. “I have known John Brink for many years and believe that this is positive news for both our employees and clients.”

Engelsjord has been an integral part of Interior Warehousing for the last 40 years and will continue with the company as the general manager.

Brink started Brink Forest Products in 1975 in Prince George, which has evolved into the Brink Group. Over the past 10 years, the Brink Group has made substantial investments to increase its lumber production capacity at Brink Forest Products. Not only did it add production facilities to its plant in Prince George, but it also acquired Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products and Pleasant Valley Remanufacturing in Houston. Brink expanded its real estate arm by acquiring Boardwalk Properties as well as developing a number of subdivisions in the area, including the Nechako View subdivision.

With its most recent acquisition, the Brink Group now has 400 employees throughout northern British Columbia. The company intends to continue its growth trajectory with plans to further grow and expand in the area of logistics and warehousing.

“We at the Brink Group have been in operations for the past 43 years,” said Brink. “We are delighted to have Interior Warehousing as one of our operations. We have confidence in its management and personnel to make this acquisition a great success.”