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Doepker acquires Edmonton Trailer

Doepker Industries has expanded its product line considerably, acquiring Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing (ETM) based in Acheson, Alberta. Dirk Woestenenk, previously general manager at ETM, has joined the Doepker team as heavy haul division manager. The entire product line, including sliding tilt decks, lowbeds, crane dollies, jeeps, and boosters, will be manufactured and supported by Doepker and its 54 authorized distribution locations. "This is a great fit within the strategic growth plan of Doepker," says president and Chief Executive Officer Evan Doepker. "We have been looking for ways to grow our capabilities and this addition enables us to supply a proven design to both new and existing customers.

OBITUARY: Stan Williamson, 1925-2017

A man who was the backbone of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar through its best years, Stan Williamson, has died at the age of 91. Born on September 9, 1925, he died on January 23 in London, ON. Shell Oil employee for 38 years, Stan had been a member of the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association since 1963. In 1985 he took over as general manager of the CFMS, successfully guiding it with his calm hand through to 2001.