Athena Freight Services Inc. is a brand new freight brokerage located in Quinte West. The company is owned by Crystal MacKinnon and Tammy Dixon who are both recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. Both women have been formally trained as logistic specialists in the military and bravely decided to retire early from government work to pursue their dream of entrepreneurship and being their own boss. “Owning our own company has been a dream we’ve always shared,” said Dixon. “We feel very fortunate to be in a position to act on our dreams and hope for bright days ahead for our new company. “
The idea of a freight brokerage came to them in 2010 while they were deployed together on Operation ATHENA, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. With the military they were deployed on multiple missions around the world and the skillset they acquired during their service will enable them to make ATHENA a top notch company. “Combined, we have served our country for 27 years,” said MacKinnon. “We are now looking forward to serving our customers with the same pride and dedication.”
At Athena Freight Services Inc., their vision is to create a superior freight brokerage by building strong trust relationships with their clients, providing industry leading customer service, and helping clients surpass their shipping goals. They will increase the efficiency of customers and carriers conducting shipping operations by using a combination of advanced freight software to provide superior freight management, and through industry leading service to satisfy exacting client needs.
Athena Freight Services wants to get involved with the community and both their families are extremely happy to have them permanently close to home. The company is a proud partner of Wounded Warriors Canada and look forward to working with them to raise funds and awareness for this important group. To find out more about Athena Freight Services you can go to their website www.athenafreightservices.ca or call their office at 613-392-5999.