SMS Equipment Inc.

SMS Equipment Inc.

March 28, 2011 12:47 ET

SMS Equipment Inc.: Largest Komatsu Dealer in North America Expands Operations in Chetwynd, BC

ACHESON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - The new branch location, which opened early 2011, is located in the Industrial Park, the heart of Chetwynd, BC. The 7,500 square feet building was renovated to suit the needs of the heavy equipment industry. The building sits on a 3.5-acre lot allowing for further expansion. The expansion also included the addition of six full time employees (total 9) to support the mining, construction, forestry, and utility industries in the region. "Our large secure lot will provide the necessary space for further growth and expansion as the region continues to grow and requires further support" says Gary Kesslar, the Operations Manager.

The new branch will continue to support the Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge regions; however, the added capacity will allow SMS Equipment to support the needs within a fast growing Mining industry where a large Komatsu equipment fleet already exists. "We are currently looking for an additional 15 local service technicians to support our customers" said Chris Hort, General Manager of the region.

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 more than 40 branches located throughout Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.

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