ACHESON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - SMS Equipment Inc. -
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The new addition to the existing location, opens in October 2013, is located on Intata Rd, Elkford, BC; a short distance from several surrounding mining operations. The new 50,000 square feet building was custom built to suit the needs of the heavy equipment mining industry in the region. The building sits on a fully developed 10 acre lot and includes various beneficial features such as shop bays equipped with 40' side Mega doors, one 100 ton overhead crane, three 40 ton overhead cranes and many others.
The expansion allows SMS Equipment to further enhance existing service to the surrounding industries. "Our Parts Operation has moved from a 6500 square foot building to a state of the art 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse, including two Schaefer Automated Vertical Lift Parts management systems. The new parts warehouse is designed to handle our growing business, increase productivity, and efficiently store and manage the almost 10,000 line items we carry to support our customers. From small parts to Komatsu 930E haul truck drive motors, SMS has what customers need to maximize fleet uptime," explains Jim Prince, Operations Manager. With extensive underground water retention system to prevent erosion and outside shop and warehouse pads that have snow melt heating systems to prevent ice and snow build up the new location was built with both safety and environment in mind.
Celebrate with SMS Equipment, Elkford! The Grand Opening of the new Elkford facility will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 6am to 2pm. The event is open to family, friends, colleagues, and customers and will serve a Pancake Breakfast from 6am to 10am. The official Ceremony will start at 11am. The BBQ starts at 1pm and ends at 4pm.
About SMS Equipment Inc.
SMS Equipment is one of Canada's leading providers of equipment solutions and services for the construction, forestry, mining, and utility industries. To help customers meet their needs, SMS has established strategic alliances with suppliers around the world. The company head office is based in Acheson, AB, near Edmonton. SMS Equipment is a full-line distributor of heavy industrial equipment and also offers a variety of services through various locations located throughout Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.
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