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Manitou North America names J.-Rene Lafond as its first Canadian partner dealer

Stevenson Crane and Service of Illinois and Indiana named Manitou’s first U.S. partner dealer

The J.-Rene Lafond dealership team
J-Rene Lafond, Manitou North America's first Canadian partner dealer Manitou

Manitou North America has named Stevenson Crane and Service of Illinois and Indiana, and Quebec's J.-Rene Lafond as its first-ever partner dealers – a designation given to Manitou dealers who exhibit quantifiable excellence in product sales, parts support, and service in its territory. This includes commitments to training, parts inventory, brand support, and overall sales of Manitou equipment. 

Manitou sells and supports a full line of industrial, rental, construction, and agricultural equipment throughout North America, including telehandlers, mobile elevating work platforms, skid steers, CTLs, front-end loaders, forklifts, and more under both the Manitou and Gehl brands.

"Our first partner dealers represent both American and Canadian excellence in serving their customers with the right mix of products, service and support to succeed," says Ilmars Nartish, vice president of Manitou North America. "Both Stevenson Crane and J.-Rene Lafond have demonstrated excellence in listening to the needs of their markets and building their businesses intelligently – and representing Manitou to the industry with great pride and customer service proven to make a difference." 

Stevenson Crane has been serving the construction, industrial, mechanical, manufacturing and material handling industries in the upper Midwest since 1989. J.-Rene Lafond was founded in 1974 and has built a reputation on quality service and exceptional expertise and inventory in Quebec. 

"Both dealers set the standard for product knowledge, support and service that we aspire to throughout our entire dealer network in North America," says Nartish. 

Company info

1 Gehl Way
West Bend, WI
US, 53095


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