Elliott-Matsuura's Oakville, ON, facilityClick image to enlargeElliott-Matsuura Canada Ltd., Oakville, ON, LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, and All Fabrication Machinery, Leduc, AB, have formed a partnership for Western Canada.

Elliott-Matsuura will serve as the master distributor for LVD Strippit in Canada (it acquired national rights earlier this year), but it will work with All Fabrication Machinery, who will handle direct sales in BC and Alberta (All Fabrication had been the Western Canada distributor for LVD) with sales and service support from Elliott-Matsuura.

"We've trained individuals in Western Canaa in the service department to be hybrid CNC equipment and LVD Strippit fabricating equipment support," says Frank Bolieiro, vice president of sales and marketing. "We've also hired individuals in Quebec and Ontario, as well as in Winnipeg to be hybrid CNC equipment/LVD fabricating equipment support staff. In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, our current regional sales manager, Darcy Lytle will be responsible for sales of LVD Strippit equipment."

The new hires include Joey Casavant, who will provide service for LVD products in Quebec, Steven Sorokin, who will service LVD customers in Ontario, and Matthew Snow, who is based in Manitoba and will service that province and Saskatchewan for LVD products and for Elliott-Matsuura's line-up of CNC machine tools.

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