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Cooper adds to footprint in Western Canada

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

Equipment rental company continues to grow with acquisition of pair of companies in Alberta and B.C.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited recently bought Warner Rentals Ltd. and Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping Ltd., expanding its branch and specialty footprint in Western Canada.

“Our entire team is excited about these two acquisitions. They reaffirm our on-going commitment to building a truly Canadian, coast-to-coast equipment rental company,” stated Justin Wharton, Cooper’s director of operations for Western Canada.

“Adding Warner Rentals and Scotty’s to the Cooper network helps us deliver the Cooper difference – unsurpassed customer care, the best solutions and deep expertise – at a whole new level in Western Canada,” added Cooper CEO Doug Dougherty.

Warner Rentals was founded in 1975 by owner Ralph Warner and currently has five locations in Kamloops, Princeton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and Scotch Creek, British Columbia. Cooper says that over the past 48 years, Warner Rentals has become a staple of the communities it serves, with a reputation for quality, integrity, and community involvement.


“Warner Rentals brings a highly experienced and respected team to the Cooper family, sharing the same deep passion for customers and community,” stated Rob Potter, British Columbia regional manager for Cooper.

“We knew of Cooper’s well-established presence in the market and already have a great working relationship with their team in British Columbia, enhancing our ability to serve customers better across western Canada,” added Ralph Warner, owner of Warner Rentals.

Headquartered in Rock View County, Alberta, Scotty’s specializes in providing climate control equipment, including heaters, generators, and tarping services, as well as fencing for residential construction. The addition of Scotty’s bolsters Cooper’s climate control division, while also adding a new product line in fencing.

“We are excited to join the Cooper family. The company being Canadian was a key factor in this decision, and Cooper’s size allows us to continue to service our customers with a variety of equipment solutions,” stated Peter Jensen, owner of Scotty’s. “Our team is looking forward to continuing to deliver the exceptional service we have built our business on, while being part of a larger company that is also committed to servicing local communities with a customer-first approach.”

“These acquisitions not only exemplify our unwavering commitment to expanding our presence in Western Canada, but also reinforce our dedication to providing top-tier rental solutions to all major markets across Canada,” explained Brian Spilak, chief operating officer at Cooper “By integrating the strengths of Warner Rentals and Scotty’s with our own, we are poised to continue to deliver an unmatched level of service and support to customers across many new markets.”




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