SURREY, B.C. – Trailcon Leasing has raised its flag at the former Stewart Trailers’ site in Surrey, B.C., launching the company’s venture into trailer leasing and servicing on the West Coast.
The trailer rental, leasing and service company announced its acquisition of Stewart Trailers in July, and began operating as Trailcon Sept. 1, ending a 56-year run for Stewart Trailers in the Vancouver area.
“Adding more talented people to our team, along with an impressive facility in an accessible location, strengthens our operation in western Canada in such a concrete way,” said Alan Boughton, Trailcon founder and president. “I couldn’t be happier about continuing our expansion because it means we are serving more and more customers at the highest level.”
Trailcon’s Surrey facility is located adjacent to the South Fraser Perimeter Road, just north of the Trans-Canada Highway.
Brian Jones is the company’s Vancouver branch manager and will be responsible for bringing the Stewart Trailers operation in the Trailcon family.
Randy Drake was at the helm of Stewart Trailers for 35 years, and prior to an Aug. 31 barbecue, ownership was transferred the former company to Trailcon, with Drake continuing with the company as operations manager.
“I know I made the right decision,” Drake said. “This is a quality company that’s taken over my business and the integration has been smooth and seamless. I see a team of good people with a solid reputation, and their national reach makes for an exciting future. The legacy of Stewart Trailers is in good hands and will continue to flourish.”
Randy Drake, left, of Stewart Trailers, and Alan Boughton of Trailcon Leasing commemorate the first days of Stewart Trailers operating as Trailcon.