Premier Equipment merges Listowel and Mount Forest operations

Premier Equipment is merging its Mount Forest and Listowel staff together in a new facility. 

The merging of the Listowel and Mount Forest teams is the first of a series of changes and investments that the dealership is making in its infrastructure over the next number of years. 

The company has a number of other active projects to improve facilities, including the building of a new facility in Norwich, which will see the merger of its Simcoe and Courtland operations, slated for the spring of 2022.

“Our goal is to provide the resources to maximize efficiencies, increase the breadth and depth of our offering and growth for our teams in many ways,” Allan Dueck, Co-CEO/CFO, said in a release. 

“The new facility in Listowel represents more than twice the parts and service capability than the existing Mount Forest and Listowel operations combined — topping nearly 56,000 square feet. This is an opportunity for us to enhance our service to customers in Perth, Huron, South Grey and Wellington North — adding resources and leveraging the experience and capability of a larger team.”

Store manager Tim Dowd said although the merger means a change for Mount Forest customers, the new facility will allow for increased mobile service, parts and equipment pick-up and delivery. 

Currently employing more than 30 staff members, the new operations in Listowel has more than 19,500 square feet of shop space to accommodate up to 20 technicians, additional mobile service vehicles (six in total), overhead cranes and automated fluid systems to maximize efficiency and safety. The new facility will act as a significant parts warehouse for the dealership. 

Premier Equipment Ltd provides sales and support of John Deere ag, residential, property maintenance and compact construction equipment, employing more than 300 individuals at various locations in southern Ontario.

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