Acquisition coup for Cooper

By Joe Malone18 July 2017

Cooper equipment rentals

Canadian rental company Cooper Equipment Rentals has announced the acquisition of Alberta Lift and Equipment Rentals.

Alberta Lift was founded in 2012 and is an aerial equipment specialist rental company that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Lethbridge. Justin Wharton, the president and co-founder of Alberta Lift, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help grow Cooper’s business in Western Canada.

The purchase price remains undisclosed.

Cooper Equipment was founded in 1972 and is a generalist rental company, serving contractors throughout Ontario and in parts of Quebec and Alberta. The company has 25 depots to its name.

Doug Dougherty, president of Cooper, said, “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.”

The company’s CEO, Darryl Cooper, added, “This acquisition broadens our presence in Western Canada and allows us to bring the Cooper difference to customers throughout Southern Alberta.

“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.”

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