MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Hewitt Equipment Limited is proud to have officially opened its new branch in Wabush, Labrador. This multi-million-dollar facility, currently in the process of LEED certification, will help Hewitt bring an even broader product offering and Service par Excellence to the customers in the region.
With its 65,000 square feet of floor space, the new Wabush branch is six times larger than the previous branch and was built with both Hewitt customers and the environment in mind. The branch offers customers four fully-equipped state of the art service bays and two wash bays able to accommodate massive Cat 777 haul trucks and 988 wheel loaders and is also set up to service the CT660, Caterpillar's first vocational truck released last Spring. The branch also offers customers an expanded warehouse open seven days a week, two shipping and receiving docks, a dedicated hose centre, training rooms and a new Hewitt Rentals Inc. store.
The facility has been designed to achieve LEED Certified status and is 25% more efficient than National Energy Code standards. Among other energy-saving elements built into the new Wabush branch, the mechanical equipment has control systems to optimize their operations, material such as the steel used during construction and the new office furniture all contain recycled products, the lighting systems have low mercury content and the plumbing fixtures installed guarantee low water consumption. The facility was adapted for Wabush's long, cold winters and is covered with 5-inch insulation architectural panels and an 8-inch thick, high performance roof.
The branch will play a major role in bolstering Hewitt's strategic positioning in Labrador and Northern Quebec. This additional presence clearly shows Hewitt's determination to constantly expand its Service par Excellence to its customers.
Please visit us at 24 3rd Avenue in Wabush.
Hewitt Equipment Limited is the authorized Cat Dealer for the province of Quebec and Western Labrador, and through its subsidiary, Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. is also the Cat Dealer for the Maritime provinces. With headquarters in Pointe-Claire and 45 branches, the Hewitt Group sells, rents and services the full line of Caterpillar products through five divisions: Heavy Equipment, Material Handling, Energy, Truck and Agricultural.
Hewitt's other subsidiaries are: Hewitt Material Handling Inc. (Ontario), Hewitt Rentals Inc. (Quebec, Western Labrador and Maritimes), Montréal Hydraulique 04 Inc. and SITECH Atlantic Ltd. (Maritimes). More information is available at: http://www.hewitt.ca and http://www.atlcat.ca.
Image with caption: "From left to right: Wayne Tinkler (Hewitt Equipment Limited Wabush Branch Manager), Ron Barron (Mayor of Wabush), Jim Hewitt (Hewitt President and Chief Executive Officer), Chris Curfman (Caterpillar Vice President and President of Global Mining Sales & Support) and Stéphane Guérin (Hewitt Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer) proudly inaugurated the new Wabush branch on August 1, 2012. (CNW Group/Hewitt Equipment Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120808_C5610_PHOTO_EN_16705.jpg
SOURCE: Hewitt Equipment Limited
For further information:
Hewitt Equipment Limited