ENA Couriers has been in business since 1986 but before its existence, many events and circumstances had to first take place.
The seed was planted back in 1954, where Mr. Robert Burgess, who was the previous owner of ENA Couriers, worked as a stock boy for a local drug store in Winnipeg Canada. Occasionally he would deliver prescriptions to some of his loyal customers. Gradually more and more customers wanted to take advantage of the convenient delivery service at their drug store. Mr. Burgess got so busy that he had to stop being a stock boy, and become a full time delivery service instead.
Out of all this, Northern Messenger Service was born. Mr. Burgess was so successful, he eventually expanded Northern Messenger to five other Canadian cities, and finally into Minneapolis in 1977. Further expansion occurred into six more cities in the United States.
Also at this point in time, Steve Kelly came on the scene. Steve was working for Airborne as a station manager. He knew a friend who happened to be an employment agent. Mr. Burgess hired this employment agency to look for a general manager to operate the new Minneapolis courier service. Of course Steve's friend at the agency told Steve about the opportunity and he accepted the offer. Steve then guided Northern Messenger to a successful 110 courier operations in Minneapolis. By 1985, the entire Northern Messenger Service was achieving $32,000,000 in sales per year.
Mr. Burgess decided to sell Northern Messenger. He then sought to start the process all over again, and hence, ENA Couriers was born in 1986. Guess who became the general manager ? You guessed it, Steve Kelly.
After many years in the delivery business, Steve Kelly and Bob Burgess decided the time had come to sell ENA Couriers.
In 2012, John Slaughter and Rick Bergeron, of J&R Transportation, acquired ENA Couriers. John has over 30 years expierence and Rick has over 20 years.
To be continued.........