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Cooper Equipment Rentals acquires Action Equipment Rentals

Canadian company purchases Red Deer, Alberta-based Action Equipment Rentals Inc.
Written by Piling Canada
April 2024

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited, a Canadian-owned and operated construction equipment rental company, announced the completed transaction to purchase 100 per cent of the shares of Red Deer, Alberta-based Action Equipment Rentals Inc.

Action was formed in 1991 by Reginald Bloomfield and his father Ray Bloomfield in Sundre, Alta., to serve the central Alberta market. The company opened a second location in Red Deer about a year later. In 2015, Action consolidated operations in Red Deer, and under the leadership of general manager Gabriel Castella-Chin, embarked on an ambitious plan to renew their rental fleet and grow their market share. Action’s focus has always been to “put customers first,” which aligns perfectly with Cooper’s core values.

“Joining a Canadian-owned company with an excellent reputation was important in our decision to join the Cooper family. We are looking forward to continuing to serve Central Alberta with the benefits and resources that allow us to expand our presence and continually improve our already excellent service,” said Castella-Chin.

“Action’s prime location and facility in Red Deer intensifies our coverage in the important Alberta market, and their strong presence in Alberta enhances our ability to serve customers better in Western Canada,” said Lee Briscoe, regional manager, Cooper Equipment Rentals.

Action joins the Cooper family as the Red Deer branch and will continue to be led by Castella-Chin, supported by a team of experienced, loyal and dedicated Action employees.

“Action has built a fine business with a reputation for quality and integrity in the construction equipment industry, and we are proud to welcome them into the Cooper family as we continue to grow our company across Canada,” said Doug Dougherty, CEO, Cooper Equipment Rentals.

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