EDMONTON, ALTA. – ShearForce Equipment and former employees of TerraFirma Equipment have announced that they will combine their efforts in northern Alberta to provide sales, rentals, parts, and repair and maintenance services for hydraulic excavator attachments.
According to ShearForce, the changes will not only expand regional support capacity across northern Alberta, but also the product lines they can service and repair.
The shift comes following the announcement of the closure of Terrafirma Equipment Sales and Rentals Inc. in Edmonton. The dealer has had more than 50 years serving customers in northern Alberta.
Several key employees of TerraFirma will now join ShearForce’s northern Alberta team.
Dave Rock is continuing his role as operations manager for a brand-new facility just outside of Edmonton and will focus on meeting equipment needs in northern Alberta, northeastern B.C., northern Saskatchewan and elsewhere.
Heavy-duty technician Justin Rasmussen will continue to provide technical support across the northern region and Jessica Hansen will carry on in her role as product support and office coordinator.
ShearForce has secured a new facility in Nisku, Alta. and will offer in-shop services including attachment rebuilds and machine hydraulic setups in the coming weeks. Rock, Rasmussen and Hansen will also be working closely with the team at ShearForce’s Airdrie facility to ensure parts and services are readily available to customers across the province, stated a release from ShearForce.
“For the management team at ShearForce Equipment, timing was essential to making the move into northern Alberta,” said ShearForce president Brad Dewit in a media release. “We were focused on building our presence in central Alberta with the new facility in Airdrie this summer, and when the opportunity arose, we knew we had to jump at the chance to enhance our service offering to the entire province. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to prove that we are up to the challenge of supporting our collective customers’ needs with our enhanced sales and support capabilities across all the regions we serve.”