Spark &  Co. expandsClick image to enlargeSpark & Co. Blainville, QC, is expanding its operations with a new warehousing facility in Vancouver, BC, "to better service our customers in Western Canada," says Guy Belanger, vice president.

The fabrication equipment and consumables distributor has also hired salespeople for Western Canada and Ontario, as well as a service person in Ontario to handle a new waterjet service department it opened last year.

Spark & Co. is the national distributor for Hans Laser, a Chinese laser cutting machine manufacturer, and for waterjet and EDM consumables. It also sells waterjet cutting machines and systems from OMAX, Maxiem, KMT and Par Systems in Eastern Canada.

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New Quebec distributor for fabricating, machining equipment

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Formed late last year by Sylvain Martin, the company represents several fabricating and machining equipment and tooling suppliers including Haco, Wilson Tool, Wila Tool, Watts Specialites tube and pipe cutters, Teenking waterjet, Falcon Metal, m&h probing, and CNC machine tools from Juaristi, Hwacheon, and OKK.

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Automating your press brake

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German trade show firm expands to Canada at CMTS

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Pipe Cutting on Schedule

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Propak steps up its cutting game with automation

Tooling program for MRO operations

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Universal Robots gains IACET accreditation

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SW North American opens new NA manufacturing faclity

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Manufacturing niche

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