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Cooper Equipment Rentals announces acquisition of Alberta Lift


Toronto – Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited, a leading Canadian equipment rental company, announced that it has acquired Alberta Lift and Equipment Rentals Inc.

Established in 2012, Alberta Lift is an equipment rental company focused on aerial equipment that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Lethbridge. The company has built its business through an uncompromising dedication to customer service. Alberta Lift offers quality, late model equipment that is supported by a highly experienced team of rental professionals.

Justin Wharton, president and co-founder of Alberta Lift, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help grow Cooper’s business in Western Canada.

“We are excited to strengthen our business in Western Canada with the addition of Alberta Lift’s impressive team of rental professionals, top-notch equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities,” said Doug Dougherty, President of Cooper.

“The acquisition broadens Cooper’s presence in Western Canada and throughout Southern Alberta, says  Cooper  CEO, Darryl Cooper. “We are pleased to add Justin to the Cooper team- we know that his energy and professionalism will further strengthen the impressive team that we have established in the Western Canadian market.”

Justin Wharton commented: “This transaction will allow Alberta Lift’s loyal customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed. Alberta Lift’s customer service philosophy aligns perfectly with Cooper’s, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the fastest growing independent equipment rental company in Canada.”

Established in 1972, Cooper Equipment is a Canadian owned full-service construction equipment rental company, servicing contractors throughout Ontario and in parts of Quebec and Alberta. Cooper specializes in compact equipment and aerial rentals and offers a broad range of construction equipment and supplies, backed by service and support. The company operates 25 rental locations. In 2013 Cooper received a majority investment from Halifax-based SeaFort Capital.

Source: Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited