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SMS Equipment expands Northern Ontario facility with $30 million investment

An excavator is parked outside a SMS Equipment facility
A Komatsu PC490LC hydraulic excavator sits outside SMS Equipment’s new branch in Timmins, Ontario. SMS Equipment

SMS Equipment has unveiled the expansion of its Timmins branch at a grand opening celebration. The $30M development bolsters the company's support to Northern Ontario's mining, construction, and forestry sectors.

"We're thrilled to open our incredible new SMS Equipment Timmins branch and serve our customers with equipment, technology, service and support right where it's needed in Northern Ontario," said Robin Heard, SMS Equipment president and CEO.

"The demand for heavy equipment has steadily increased alongside explosive growth of the province's mining sector and its related service industries," he continued. "We wanted to invest in a facility and the personnel that could fulfill that demand with a broad range of solutions to keep our customers' operations running smoothly."

Spanning 37,000 square feet, the Timmins branch houses the company's new and used equipment sales. The expansion also increases its service and maintenance capabilities in the region. The new building is designed to hold large mining equipment. It includes two heavy-duty welding bays, five service bays, and a 100-ton heavy-lift capacity, which together accommodate new remanufacturing, welding, painting, and large equipment rebuilds in-house. Environmental sustainability was top-of-mind in its design. Among many water and energy-saving features, its solar generation system is expected to supply nearly 70 percent of the administrative offices' power.

"With this expansion, we're building on our 30-year foundation in the region," added Heard. "SMS Equipment is proudly investing in Northern Ontario through our facility, local community initiatives and job creation." 

Along with jobs created through the expansion, the branch employes a growing staff, including skilled Heavy Equipment Technicians and apprentices.

"Timmins is the city with a heart of gold and having a world-class supply and service company like SMS Equipment is important for our local economy," said George Pirie, Member of Provincial Parliament for Timmins. "I want to congratulate SMS Equipment on this terrific expansion that will create over 100 good-paying jobs and benefit the people and businesses in our region. This brand-new facility will help mining operations get machines back up and running faster, while also ensuring Timmins will be the supply and service hub of the Northeast."

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11285 274 Street
Acheson, AB
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