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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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