AMHERSTBURG, Ont. — Express Brake International (EBI) has opened a Canadian office and warehouse just south of Windsor to better serve the Canadian market.
Over the past few years, Canadian distributors and customers have been serviced from EBI’s Ocala, Fla. headquarters.
The company has also named Scott Deslippe president of EBI Canada.
“With the products coming up from the manufacturing facility in Ocala, Fla., having our Canadian head office and warehouse close to the border just makes sense for us,” said Deslippe. “It allows us to tap into the transportation network passing through on the 401 daily.”
EBI’s current product line consists of the: Xtreme Brake; Xtreme Dust Cover; Xtreme Cam; Brake Alert; and Drum Caddy. Its staple product is the Xtreme Brake, a stainless steel core brake shoe with a non-riveted replacement lining.
“Xtreme Brake has many improvements over the standard riveted shoes, addressing many concerns and offering unmatched performance compared to riveted shoes,” Deslippe said. “It’s a much safer brake to use with shorter stopping distance, better wear and performance.”
Deslippe said the company has been testing its products in a variety of vocations, including garbage disposal, dry van, aggregate operations and heavy-haul applications. It has been building a distribution network throughout Ontario and now has its eye on national expansion.
“We will be aggressively working to partner with dealers in every province to achieve coast-to-coast coverage within the next year,” Deslippe said. He added all EBI’s products are built in North America.
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