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Crane Power in Quebec acquires 19 Tadano Rough Terrain Cranes

GUAY specializes in operated and non-operated crane rentals throughout Quebec, and they have increased their rental fleet with the purchase of 19 Tadano Rough Terrain Cranes. GUAY has taken delivery of these world-renowned machines ranging from the 55-ton class up to 160-ton RTs.

Guillaume Gagnon, Executive Vice President of GUAY, describes their fleet additions, “We wanted to renew the RTs in our rental fleet and now have access to better technology, like the Smart Chart on the Tadano. Our decision was made on the reliability of the Tadano RTs. We work in remote area winter conditions, so we wanted to have a rough terrain that was reliable. Also, what we like is all the rough terrain models have the same operational pattern (lots of parts in common). So for our technicians and crane operators, they are easier to operate and to maintain -which increases our productivity for our customers.”

Liam Finkle (Cropac), Justin Andrews (Tadano), Éric Beauvais (GUAY), Guillaume Gagnon (GUAY), Michel Riverin (GUAY), Jean-François Houde (GUAY), Bill Finkle (Cropac), Michel Lavender (Cropac)

Tadano America Regional Business Manager Justin Andrews adds, “We believe these Rough Terrain Cranes are a great fit for GUAY’s fleet and their client’s needs. We look forward to a long relationship between GUAY, Cropac and Tadano.”

Gagnon also appreciates the support from Tadano and its Canadian distributor Cropac, “I would also like to add something about the support we get from Tadano. I know we also appreciate the support we get from our dealership Cropac. When we do our studies to buy the crane, the support and service matter so much. When we have a problem with the crane, they are always there to help us and that’s really important to serve our customer better.”

Cropac Equipment President and Owner Bill Finkle shares Gagnon’s excitement, “Tadano RTs really excel in providing a high-quality experience for our customers. In Canada, we’re really spread out geographically. We have a lot of remote job sites, and it gives us a lot of confidence putting a Tadano into one of those sites where we don’t have access to technicians and parts. Overall the reliability is the best that we’ve experienced in our rental fleet.”

Tadano, Cropac and GUAY have a healthy partnership built on shared values like safety, integrity, reliability and teamwork. GUAY’s business goal is to help customers throughout Quebec complete all their lifting projects. And Tadano is thrilled to be a part of accomplishing and exceeding that goal.

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About GUAY: GUAY specializes in operated and non-operated crane rental and has one of the largest fleet of cranes in Canada. This consists of more than 550 mobile cranes, crawler cranes or tower cranes, as well as trucks, flatbeds and trailers. It is one of the largest companies in North America.

GUAY has also acquired the largest all-terrain hydraulic crane in the world, which has a 1500-ton capacity, and has many other high-capacity cranes, such as 600 and 650-ton all-terrain cranes as well as 700-ton crawler cranes. GUAY is the only company in Quebec to have cranes this big. These cranes are used to lift enormous parts in complex conditions. GUAY has 24 locations throughout Quebec, including a fleet of 160 cranes in greater Montréal as well as a fleet of 20 tower cranes; it employs more than 625 people, including a team of nearly 120 professionals and administrative employees (engineers, technicians, representatives, dispatchers, buyers and administrative personnel), a qualified workforce of more than 400 crane operators and more than 80 truck drivers, mechanics and laborers in every category.

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About Cropac Equipment: Cropac has been equally committed to its customers and to quality since opening its doors in 1977. Their dedication to quality comes from hiring the best people and ensuring they are properly trained, identifying customer needs, and making certain customers’ equipment is always working for them.

Their professional sales team possesses strong industry knowledge and a capacity for listening to customer needs. These qualities enable the sales team to help customers make an informed decision and choose the right equipment.

Cropac technicians are industry experts. They are seasoned pros with firsthand experience of various brands, including the competitions. With regular factory training, they are the best choice for servicing your equipment needs.

To see the Cropac team in action, please visit one of their four state-of-the-art facilities: Oakville, Ontario; Laval, Quebec, Nisku, Alberta, and Abbotsford, BC or call 1-800-4CROPAC (427-6722).

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