Whilst T-R is celebrating its 95th anniversary, it’s quite fitting that we’re doing our staff focus on Jeff Brennan, as he’s also celebrating an anniversary: 30 years with the T-R brand!
Jeff has worked for T-R Westcan Inc. for 7 years, holding the position of GM at our Vancouver branch. However, he hails from Ontario and it is where he got his start working for Tippet-Richardson Limited and where he’s been doing the brand proud, most recently as the GM of our Ottawa branch.
We’re celebrating Tippet-Richardson’s 95th anniversary this year! T-R began life from humble beginnings in 1927 (the year of Canada’s Diamond Anniversary), when Basil Tippet and C.A. Richardson rented a warehouse and a moving van, to start their operation in Toronto. This was way back before there was even a highway into Western Canada.
Now we’ve been around for almost a century and we’ve certainly seen a few things. T-R has survived: the stock market crash of ’29 and the Great Depression that followed in the “dirty thirties”; the global devastation of World War 2; not to mention the COVID pandemic. We were even here when the maple leaf was raised for the very first time on the Canadian flag we know today.
Allow me to introduce you to our Calgary GM, Brenda Bressler. Brenda first joined T-R back in 2006, as the Receptionist. She took a short break from the industry in 2011 but then got pulled back in 4 years later. Brenda now oversees a staff of 20 employees, along with doing sales, plus coordinating and assisting with any challenges that arise daily.
Each year, Tippet-Richardson assists with holiday food bank pickups for our local Food Banks. We’re thrilled to announce that in December last year, we helped deliver 9,269 pounds of food to our local Food Banks, in partnership with Move for Hunger. Move for Hunger has now confirmed that 9,269 pounds of food will provide 7,724 meals!
We’d like you to get to know the T-R team a little better, so let’s begin with Ray Abbott, our Vice President Sales & Corporate Development:
Ray has been in the moving industry since 1979, when he began his career as a long-distance hauler. Ray moved into Sales and has worked in a variety of roles, building knowledge and experience within the industry.
Tippet-Richardson is holding a Move For Hunger Fundraiser throughout 2022.The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented need for food support, throughout Canada and the US.Your support will directly impact the number of people that Move for Hunger are able to feed in the years ahead. 96% of every donation goes directly towards their hunger relief and food waste reduction programs.
We at T-R are making a huge push, towards a goal of $30,000, to help put meals on tables. Please pitch in with us, in the fight against food poverty, by donating here!