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        History

        Historical highlights

        1945

        • Gerry Livingston’s export packaging firm incorporated, under the name Livingston Lumber & Manufacturing Ltd.
        • Grows for 30 years in warehousing and transportation.

        1960

        • The Tillsonburg “Livvies,” a local basketball team sponsored by Gerry Livingston, won the Canadian basketball championships.

        1967

        • Name changed to Livingston Industries Limited.

        1978

        • Launched into customs brokerage.
        • Grew by acquisition over the next 10 years.

        1981

        • Changed name to Livingston International.

        1986

        • Businesses restructured under?Livingston Group.
        • Customs brokerage unit named?Livingston International.

        1993

        • Expanded into U.S. customs brokerage, to become the first customs broker operating coast to coast in both countries.

        1997

        • Livingston International?bought by private equity investment firm, CAI Capital.

        1999

        • Bought Blaiklock, a Canadian? customs broker about 25% Livingston’s size, with international freight forwarding; Blaiklock Inc. was Canada’s oldest customs brokerage firm, established in 1876.

        2000-2001

        • Named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2000.
        • Requalified for the award again in 2001.

        2002

        • Became publicly traded as an income trust, trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange: LIV.UN.
        • Acquired Consultrans, a small transportation brokerage company, to double its North American truck operation.

        2003

        • Acquired Osowski, a Chicago-based customs broker and freight forwarder, to launch into U.S. air/sea business.

        2005

        • Bought Great Lakes, a U.S. northern border?broker, and its software arm, which developed SmartBorder? for U.S. air/sea brokers.
        • Acquired Searail, a Vancouver-based vehicle transportation broker.

        2006

        • Successfully acquired PBB Global Logistics, Livingston’s?largest competitor,?a Canadian-based customs broker and third-party logistics provider operating in North America.

        2010

        • Was acquired by Sterling Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
        • Acquired Maquilogistics, establishing a presence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

        2011

        • Acquired Hipage, increasing air/ocean strength and gaining presence in southeastern U.S.

        2012

        • Acquired customs and trade compliance business, formerly known as Vastera, from JPMorgan, extending operations to Mexico, Europe and Asia.
        • Expanded customs brokerage and international freight forwarding capabilities primarily in U.S. with acquisition of Dell Will, Maher, Evans and Wood, Jensen and MBLX.

        2013

        • Acquired Advantex Express Inc. in Canada as well as its two U.S. entities, Advantex Express, Inc. and Andina Group International.

        2014

        • Acquired FPA Customs Brokers, based in New York and Los Angeles, increasing specialization in the retail and textile industries.

        2015

        • Expanded into Brazil and India through Global Trade Management services to support clients.

        2016

        • Expanded into Taiwan through Global Trade Management services to support clients.
        • Acquired Montreal-based Affiliated Customs Brokers including its related companies: Affiliated Customs Brokers USA, J.A. Léveillé & Fils, P. Mines Customs Brokers, A.W.W. Kyle Logistics Inc., and ACTS.

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