Canada-based VersaCold Logistic Services acquired the assets of Gary Heer Transport Ltd., a refrigerated provider of truckload cross-border transportation services between Western Canada and the United States, also based in Canada.

The asset acquisition marks VersaCold’s entrance into the U.S. cross border transportation market segment and will establish the company’s newest subsidiary, VersaCold North America Transportation Solutions Ltd. (VNATS), set to launch first quarter of 2016.

“This acquisition marks an exciting time of growth and service expansion at our company,” says Douglas Harrison, president and CEO of VersaCold. “By offering cross-border transportation services through VNATS, we continue to live our vision of being our customer’s most trusted and reliable long-term partner by providing new and innovative solutions and services that enable them to achieve great business success.”

“We are proud to join VersaCold and to be a part of a team that is not only the leader in its space, but [also] the fastest growing,” says Gary Heer, president of Gary Heer Transport. “We are excited to combine our decades of experience and expertise to provide exceptional cross-border transportation services to customers across North America.”