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ShearForce and Work Truck West open new sales and service centre in Alberta

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
June 2019

One of Western Canada’s original specialty equipment dealers is expanding their physical presence eastward this summer.

ShearForce Equipment and Work Truck West are excited to announce the opening of their new sales and service centre in Airdrie, Alta., with the opening date set for this July.

Located approximately 20 minutes north of Calgary, the new facility is designed to support ShearForce and Work Truck West’s customers across Alberta and Saskatchewan by supplying parts, service and support for the products they sell from a convenient, centrally regional location. The shop features three full mechanics bays for in-shop services including work truck customizations and service, excavator attachment installations and machine setups.

ShearForce Equipment and Work Truck West are the two operating divisions of West Coast Machinery Ltd. ShearForce Equipment is Western Canada’s hydraulic attachment specialist, offering new and used hydraulic demolition, crushing, scrap recycling and excavation attachments for sale and rent. Work Truck West brings a consultative approach when it comes to developing medium-duty work truck solutions, providing mechanics service trucks, dump trucks, picker deck trucks, and snow and ice trucks to customers and partners across Canada.

For the management team at West Coast Machinery, timing was essential to making the move to expand operations to the east. President Brand Dewit said, “It’s been a long time coming, but our patience paid off and we were able to jump at the right opportunity to get ourselves into the ideal location for expanding our business into Alberta. We really feel that we are investing in our customers’ success in the Prairies with this new facility and our enhanced sales and support capabilities.”

Rob Beukema, vice president and sales manager for Work Truck West said, “One of our goals with this expansion is to help to alleviate the demand for turnkey, specialized work-ready trucks in Alberta and beyond. In addition, we are looking forward to better servicing our valuable customers in the region with faster turnarounds for work truck service, parts and truck equipment solutions.”

Two senior dedicated team members will be leading efforts at the new branch starting this summer, with plans to ramp up sales, rental and technical staffing as they grow. Branch Manager Andrew Young will lead sales and rentals, and Product Manager Travis Ostermeier will provide parts, service and support for both ShearForce and Work Truck West divisions. As Young said, “We’re looking forward to [having] the space and resources to offer more immediate solutions to customers with specialized local support.”

Building renovations are currently underway with an anticipated opening date of July 2. Visit www.shearforce.ca for updates and be sure to stop by the new branch this summer if you are in the Airdrie area. 🍁

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