Clare Piper began servicing the area in the 1960s by transporting milk from dairy farms in Chisholm to North Bay for processing. His connections with area farmers soon opened another door and a niche was filled by providing farm and dairy chemicals and supplies throughout Northern Ontario. Next Clare Piper took on the distribution of butter throughout northern Ontario and the freight business was in full swing.
In 1991, Clare Piper Enterprises relocated to Powassan, Ontario where a building was constructed to house the growing distribution business of industrial and construction supplies relating to heating and cooling systems, tanks, duct work, and piping.
The Powassan location is home to the fleet of trucks servicing the Highway 11 corridor today, connecting northern and southern Ontario with short-haul freight delivery.