Hillman's Transfer Limited located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada was founded in the early 1900's by E.J. Hillman. In the early beginnings of the company, E.J. utilized horse and wagon as the main mode of transportation, establishing a local market transporting dry goods from Sydney to Glace Bay. E.J. prided himself in providing impeccable service to his customers and worked many long hours to realize his business goals. As a result, he built a solid reputation for excellence in customer service and satisfaction. When E.J. retired, his son Harry took over the business until 1966, when tragically he was killed in a motor vehicle accident. Eddie Hillman, then took over the management of the company.
Over the generations, Hillman's Transfer has experienced tremendous growth and has celebrated many achievements. A pivotal moment for the company occurred during the mid 1970's, when market demands directed Hillman's to take the business to the next level. The company expanded its fleet of trucks, adding temperature-controlled refrigeration units to transport perishable goods. Today, Hillman's Transport is one of Cape Breton's strongest success stories, employing over sixty people and transporting perishable and non-perishable goods throughout Atlantic Canada, Central Canada and Eastern US.