This is the motto that Con Alexander lives and works by. The business was started by Con and Marie Alexander in 1980 but was not incorporated till Dec. 1983. His first truck was a 1969 Chev single axle with tag and a W9B case loader, which was owned by James Alexander (Con’s father). His first major job was with Fred Simmons. In 1982 a cattle liner was purchased as well as a flat deck to haul bales. A 1984 Western Star was purchased next, with George Thompson buying a belly dump from Fred Simmons, and they started hauling gravel. Along came 2 International Eagles and a 1979 Cab over, as well as a manure spreader. By this time they had a few employees, Dean Tirk. Darren Jackson, Murray Bretzer, Barry Bretzer, Ken Bretzer and Murray Acton, to name a few. During these years Conrad also farmed the Buckley land.
The company went to work hauling cattle for Ross Jamieson from 1980-1983, out of the auction mart, which they later rented. Over the next few years they had misc gravel hauling projects, including building Hwy 21 south.
In 1988 the company hauled produce to the United States, clothing to Toronto and once a load of beef feet to the Bronx in New York.
From Oct. 1988 till Aug. 1990 Con and Marie ran a Husky service station and restaurant in Wainwright, Ab. where they employed, during the two years, between 90-100 full and part time employees. They moved back to Unity in 1990 and hauled oil for two years, working 24/7 and employed around 80 people, with 5 semi’s and two water trucks. After finishing with oil hauling the company hauled logs from Cold Lake to Meadow Lake. Around 1992-94 the company started hauling gravel and has evolved to a business with 10 semi’s, 7 tandems, loaders, backhoes, grader, track hoe, skid steer, water truck, packers and rock trucks, as well as 7 permanent leased trucks. The company offers gravel hauling, landscaping, demolition, crushing, water and sewer, equipment hauling and road building. We serve an area of 200-600 mile radius of Unity. The company employs 19 full time drivers, four full time and one part time office staff.
In 2010 Con Alexander Trucking Ltd bought their first crusher and began a new phase in the company, working throughout the province and even into Alberta. The crushing crew has 8 full time employees.
The company has 6 family members working for them at present but has had up to 12.
Some of the highlights for the company have been participating in some very big jobs which include NBEC power project in North Battleford, Sask Power in Kerrobert, Alliance pipeline in Kerrobert, Gun club in Saskatoon, Northwest Terminal in Unity, Cargil in Unity, Altex Energy in Unity, as well as many others.
Con Alexander Trucking, though the years, has supported local agencies such as secret Santa, Legion, BMX, Meals on wheels, Unity golf club, curling club, Miners, hospital bbq’s, gun club ,western days rodeo. Con Alexander Trucking is looking forward to the future with the building of a new shop and office west of town, hoping to move in the summer of 2014.
Con Alexander Trucking Ltd is celebrating their 30th anniversary of being in business by hosting a banquet and dance Nov. 9 for past and present employees and customers.