Aug 17, 2010 - 8 years ago
By Supply Post
Mi-Jack Canada has expanded its lines of purpose-built machines with the addition of SENNEBOGEN green line material handlers.
Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, welcomed Mi-Jack Canada to the company’s renowned dealer network. “Mi-Jack is among the world’s most respected names in heavy lifting applications. We are extremely pleased to have that level of expertise and focus representing SENNEBOGEN equipment in Alberta and Saskatchewan.”
Brian Lynch, the Manager of Mi-Jack Canada at its branch in Leduc, Alberta, not far from Edmonton, sees the SENNEBOGEN line as an excellent fit with the growing opportunities in his territory. “I was very aware of SENNEBOGEN through my past experience in the Chicago area. My colleagues at Howell Tractor represent SENNEBOGEN, and you only hear good things about the green machines.”
Lynch sees these purpose-built material-handlers making quick in-roads into the region’s scrap-handling and recycling markets, where SENNEBOGEN has become the industry leader. Logging and forestry, long-time mainstays of the Alberta and Saskatchewan economies, also represent significant potential as the industry turns around from the current recession.
In recent years, SENNEBOGEN material handlers have become a more frequent sight in barge unloading along North America’s inland waterways. According to Lynch, his newest line has much to offer for the busy barge facilities that support the continuing growth of the oil developments at Fort McMurray in northeast Alberta. Lynch has started exploring potential applications in pipeline service and construction. He indicated that SENNEBOGEN units, developed especially for log handling like the 830M-T trailer puller, could very well point the way to custom machines adapted for picking, loading and hauling pipe. The Mi-Jack cranes and SENNEBOGEN machines can be very complementary to each other. Working side-by-side they would provide a complete material handling solution.”
“In Saskatchewan, everything is growing!” Lynch continues. “We’ve seen continuous increases in demand there for all of our product lines, and SENNEBOGEN will be an important part of our future sales throughout the province.”
The core of Mi-Jack Canada’s business is the company’s own highly regarded gantry cranes and intermodal equipment. Lynch and members of his team have already attended sales training sessions at the new, expanded SENNEBOGEN head office that opened recently in Stanley, North Carolina. “I was actually in the first group to receive their factory training there,” he says. “Meeting with the other 40 dealers and technicians in the group was a great opportunity to share in their knowledge of the SENNEBOGEN customers and applications. Plus, it’s a fantastic facility and clearly demonstrates SENNEBOGEN commitment to customer service.”