Cat Rental expands across the West
By Finning CanadaNews
June 4, 2012 – The Cat Rental Store, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finning Canada, has announced details of new facility purchases, expansions and upgrades. In order to meet the increasing demand for rental equipment in a strong economy and to maintain superior customer service, TCRS has invested in new and/or upgraded facilities throughout western Canada.
In Prince George, B.C. the industrial services division was relocated to a stand-alone facility in early
2012. This move created more space to better serve rental customers in
Prince George and industrial customers in the region.
TCRS established a new branch in the Fort
McKay industrial business park, north of Fort McMurray, Alta., in early 2012.
This three-acre site provides faster service for customers working north of
Fort McMurray in the rapidly expanding oilsands industry.
In Edmonton, Alta., the industrial services group moved from Nisku
to a significantly larger 13,000 square-foot facility in northwest Edmonton. This
group is responsible for providing support to regional branches in the
shutdown/turnaround plant maintenance industry. This new facility is
also the Alberta branch for the expanding trench shoring division
In Dawson Creek, B.C., a brand new 10,000 square-foot facility, which
is almost double the current size and sits on four acres of land, is
expected to open August 1.
On September 1, TCRS will relocate from
downtown Kelowna, B.C., to a newer, more efficient facility in north Kelowna.
Work has commenced on almost doubling the
size of the Forty Nelson, B.C., branch with two larger shop bays, a customer training room
and additional office, showroom and warehouse space. This is expected to
be completed by December 1.
Plans are underway for a relocation and
significant expansion in the size of the Lloydminster, Alta., branch. This new
branch is expected to be ready in the first quarter of 2013.
Finning Canada and The Cat Rental Store continue to make investments in
fleet, facilities and most importantly, people, in order to provide
superior service to customers in western Canada. In addition to these
facility updates, “just under a hundred new employees have been hired
over the last two years to support our operations,” says Gordon
McDougall, general manager of TCRS.
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