GIN-COR goes national with International dump agreement
July 1, 2005
MATTAWA, Ont. - GIN-COR Industries Inc., a privately-owned company in Mattawa, Ont. has hit the big time thanks to an exclusive integrated dump agreement with the International Truck and Engine Corpor...
MATTAWA, Ont. – GIN-COR Industries Inc., a privately-owned company in Mattawa, Ont. has hit the big time thanks to an exclusive integrated dump agreement with the International Truck and Engine Corporation.
The company, which formerly manufactured and installed dumps mainly for Ontario dealers, has been chosen by International as the company’s sole Canadian partner for its newly introduced integrated dump program. (The company will still, however, continue to build and install dumps for other brands and dealers.)
Customers and their dealers can now order their chassis and dumps directly from International, and benefit from an extended warranty to boot.
“By using the Integrated Dump Truck Program, customers who know what they want can come directly to the International dealer to spec out their complete dump truck,” said Bill Sixsmith, Director of Severe Service Marketing, International Truck and Engine Corporation. “Customers also have one warranty location for the truck, body and related equipment.”
A second year chassis warranty is included with an International integrated dump and a three-year warranty on the dump body and associated hydraulic cylinder.
When an integrated dump truck is ordered, International will know what body the chassis will have mounted to it.
This allows International to deliver a chassis with the correct specs including wheelbase, electrical connections and pre-punched frame rails.
A completed dump truck can arrive at the dealership faster than the usual locally installed alternative, said Sixsmith.
The one-stop shopping agreement with International will also make way for a considerable expansion of GIN-COR (formerly Gingras Corriveau) said company president and owner Luc Stang.
“We’ll be serving all of Canada, not just Ontario,” said Stang.
“So we’re looking at a 25 per cent growth rate year over year over the next three years. We’ve estimated that means we’ll be hiring 15 to 18 people over the next two years and adding an 18,000 square foot facility this fall.”
Stang said GIN-COR will start out by serving the eastern provinces but should be able to expand service to provinces west of Manitoba by next summer.
The company’s expanded operations will also mean setting up some new distribution networks, he added.
“We’re looking at that now,” he said.
But Luc Stang and International aren’t the only ones who are happy about the new partnership. Local municipal officials are also pleased about what new jobs and facilities will mean for the Mattawa-Bonfield area’s economic health.
“The importance of this major job creation is that this is a private sector initiative that will strengthen and diversify the economy of the Mattawa-Bonfield region,” said Papineau-Cameron Mayor Robert Corriveau, Chair of the Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation.
“This announcement benefits all parts of our region, as GIN-COR has employees living all over the Mattawa-Bonfield area,” said Bonfield Mayor Narry McCarthy.
Mattawa Mayor Dean Backer was also pleased.
“Today’s private sector announcement has a positive domino effect on economic development initiatives which will further enhance our working partnerships with Canadore College, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and FEDNOR (FedNor is an initiative of the Government of Canada aiming to address the economic development needs of Northern Ontario).
Municipal officials also expect there to be further related announcements regarding the full-time welding courses being given at F.J. McElligot Secondary School in Mattawa.