Trent Cousins

Maritime Precast Products, PEI

Trent Cousins is an entrepreneur from Kensington, Prince Edward Island. Growing up on a family farm in a rural community set the roots for his hard working and driven nature. At the age of 16 ,Trent demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit in buying his brother's lawn care business. While operating TR Lawn care, Trent continued to work on the farm, and complete his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the University of Prince Edward Island. In 2007, Trent won the ACE CIBC Student Entrepreneur Award for Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada for TR Lawn Care. Before selling TR Lawn Care in 2012 he expanded it to 200 customers and 5 employees. For the last 3 years Trent has been involved in the creation and administration of a joint venture between his family farm and another local farm which has created greater economies of scale for both farms and enabled them to serve their markets more efficiently. In 2011, Trent purchased Maritime Precast Products Ltd. a precast concrete manufacturing plant with a specialization in high performance dry cast products for the ag sector as well as precast bridge spans and box culverts. Most recently Trent and a partner purchased Allan Potato Handling Equipment Ltd a steel manufacturing facility in Covehead PEI which specializes in potato harvesting equipment. Aside from his business interests Trent is involved in the management of a non-profit community housing corporation and has served on several agricultural and community planning groups and boards.