Charron Group’s Operations in Chatham, Ontario
Charron Group is a “family-owned” logistics operation in Chatham, Ontario. It operates a transport and warehousing operation with two entities: Charron Transport and Charron Warehousing. Charron Transport’s office staff, drivers, dockmen, maintenance workers, brokers and mechanics are represented by Teamsters Canada Local 879. The union is based in Hamilton, Ontario. The collective agreement between Local 879 and Charron Transport expired on March 31.
Charron Warehousing operates a 550,000 sq ft. food grade warehouse that has CN Rail access. This makes it an important hub for the movement of food-related goods to and from Windsor, Ontario. Charron Transport also operates a fleet of trucks that are primarily used for moving food-related materials.
Showing the important role the operation plays for the distribution of Windsor Salt, in 2020 they received an industry award for their storage and distribution of both Morton Salt and Windsor Salt, both of which are now owned by Stone Canyon Industries Holdings Inc. Hundreds of skids of yellow Windsor Salt bags are often seen in Charron Transport’s yard. The warehouse also plays an important role in the shipment of field tomatoes and sauces produced in Essex and Kent Counties.