BRAMPTON, Ont. – Trailcon Leasing has acquired Stewart Trailers, a welding, mobile service and trailer repair facility in the Greater Vancouver area.
The move strengthens Trailcon’s presence in Western Canada, and continues its expansion in the area after the purchase of Hubs Trailer Service in Calgary, Alta.
“Our mission was to fully integrate Hubs into the Trailcon business model while retaining all the Hubs customers and employees,” said Trailcon president Alan Boughton. “Once we accomplished this, we proceeded with a new acquisition that fit well with Trailcon’s long-term progression. As a friend once said to me, ‘You can do it fast or you can do it right.’ Trailcon believes in always doing it right and the time was right for the Stewart Trailers acquisition.”
Brian Jones, who was hired as Trailcon’s branch manager in Vancouver last year, was tasked with finding the right business and facility for the company’s expansion.
“Stewart Trailers gives us a top-notch facility on a popular trucking route in the Lower Mainland and the opportunity to serve a solid group of customers established by the great people at Stewart over the past 56 years,” Jones said.
The new facility is located on the South Fraser Perimeter Road, north of the Trans-Canada Highway on Hwy 17.
“Trailcon has been escalating our dedicated full-service lease fleet in British Columbia for several years now,” said Trailcon vice-president of sales and marketing Mike Krell. “With our Stewart Trailers acquisition, we will be in an even better position to offer a full range of services to our customers locally and nationwide.”