TORONTO, Ont. -- Livingston International has acquired Norman G. Jensen, Inc. (NGJ), including its Canadian brokerage company, Jensen Customs Brokers Canada (JCBC).
"In acquiring this long-standing US northern border broker, known for its solid reputation and excellent client service," said Peter Luit, Livingston president and CEO, "we are not only strengthening our presence along the Canada-US border, but also adding attractive air/sea ports and bolstering our services on the border with Mexico. NGJ brings us further expertise in lumber and forestry products, oil and gas, and the agribusiness sector," continued Luit. "I am very pleased that former NGJ owners and senior management members Gordy Jensen, Dennis Jensen and Steve Midthun will remain with the business to ensure a smooth transition and make sure our clients continue to receive excellent service."
"NGJ and Livingston are a very good fit," said Gordy Jensen, president of Norman G. Jensen, Inc. "Our roots are in customs brokerage, with complementary international freight forwarding services. At NGJ, we are very enthusiastic about the opportunities this merger presents for our clients and staff as we become part of a dynamic industry leader that is investing in its future and the services it offers importers and exporters across North America."
A second-generation family business founded in 1937, NGJ is an independent customs broker with a strong presence in the western US. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., NGJ employs about 350 staff at more than 30 locations in the US and Canada and specializes in providing import and export services to high-volume commodity shippers.