BURLINGTON, Ont. – Last Wednesday, Tankmart International held a grand opening for its new facility in Burlington, Ont.
The new building was purchased back in July 2014 by the Laval, Que.-based company, however, it was finally completed at summer’s end and Tankmart thought that was reason to celebrate.
Inside Tankmart’s new Burlington facility
“We didn’t actually break ground until January (2015),” explained Kevin Brown, account manager at Tankmart. “And we fast tracked it. It was actually quite a bit of work and lots of people working hard to get it done. We had great contractors working for us.”
He added that employees started working out of the building as early as April 2015, himself included.
The need for the new location was a no-brainer, according to Brown, who claimed the company simply outgrew its old facility.
“We had a place in Oakville that was maybe 6,500 square feet,” he said. “And we outgrew that a long time ago. So when we found this location, it was natural for us to move here. It was hard to find the type of property we needed, but this location ended up being great for us. It’s west of Toronto and close to the border, and close to the highway. We’ve built a pretty state-of-the-art facility here.”
The new location is 30,000 sq-ft, with 10,000 sq-ft of that used for parts inventory. It is now the largest Tankmart facility in the country. It provides provide new and used tank sales, leasing, parts sales and service as well as repairs for the tank trailer business.
Brown added that the company used the grand opening to show its customers – and some of its competitors – what Tankmart is all about.
“We very much wanted to introduce who we are, and what we are to a lot of our customers,” he said. “We’ve had great loyal customers over time, and so we came to the conclusion we should make it a bit of a party. And we invited customers and some of our competition because we wanted them to see our facility also. So it was kind of a mix of our great existing customers and hopefully some new customers.”
Brown added that the grand opening had a live jazz band and a variety of food including a multitude of gourmet sandwiches and oysters for attendees to enjoy.
“I believe it was a great evening and that it was very well received,” Brown added. “We were very satisfied with the turnout.”
The new facility is located at 4420 South Service Road in Burlington, Ontario.