Sep 26 2018

· 2 min

Vernon Erb, founder and former CEO of Erb Transport, will be inducted into the Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame this November. The Hall of Fame celebrates local business founders who have made a “positive, lasting impact on our community”. The event is hosted by Junior Achievement Waterloo Region and will be held at the Bingemans conference center in Kitchener ON, November 1, 2018.

Vernon Erb founded Erb Transport in 1959, and built his company by seamlessly uniting great people with even better service.  Vernon’s son, Wendell Erb, is now acting CEO of Erb Transport. Other members of Vernon’s family are also heavily involved in the day-to-day operations, including his grandchildren, who have now become the third generation of Erb’s to contribute. This company is the true embodiment of a family owned and operated business.

Erb Transport has consistently prioritized corporate social responsibility, and this original commitment has transformed into an unwavering pillar of strength over the last 59 years. Whether it is donating time, money, or resources, the communities surrounding the various Erb terminals have felt the impact of his generosity time and time again. In 2003, Vernon was even honored in the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame at the Waterloo Region Museum, which recognizes individuals and groups for their significant contributions to the community.

After almost six decades of hard work and dedication, Vernon has proved to be an extremely deserving candidate for this, and any other, award. He is a symbol of strength, perseverance, and excellence for the entire Erb community. Many employees at Erb Transport could easily share a story or memory involving Vernon; whether it’s his down-to-earth persona or unwavering commitment to his employees, he always makes an impact wherever he goes. Many people would say he inspires excellence out of everyone he works with.

On behalf of the entire Erb Community, we congratulate Vernon on his many years of success and on this special honor of being inducted into the Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

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