Canadians Buy Right-O-Way Air Freight

Right-O-Way Inc., a Tustin-based air freight firm, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by a transportation subsidiary of one of Canada's largest privately held companies.

Day and Ross Inc. of Toronto will operate Right-O-Way under its existing name as a U.S. subsidiary and will retain all of Right-O-Way's 400 employees, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.

Terry Bird, vice chairman and chief executive of Day and Ross, has assumed the responsibilities of chairman of Right-O-Way. Josh Brown, the sole owner of Right-O-Way, will be president and chief executive officer.

Right-O-Way expects revenues of $55 million this year. Day and Ross is a subsidiary of McCain Foods Ltd. of Florenceville, New Brunswick, a food processor and distributor with $1.6 billion in annual sales. McCain has subsidiaries involved in air and ground transportation.

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