• 2014 Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year

    Entrepreneur of the YearWe are proud to announce that EY Canada has awarded Tom Leavitt the Pacific EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, after naming him the category winner in Business to Business services.

    This prestigious business award recognizes Tom Leavitt, but it also gives recognition to all the people who have followed his leadership, shared his vision and worked as a team to grow Leavitt Machinery as a business and a brand.

    The win means that Tom will be representing the Pacific region when he goes to Canada’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Gala on November 25th. He will be competing against top entrepreneurs from the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic regions for this prestigious honour.

    “Tom is a true innovator,” says Lui Petrollini, Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Program Director. “He’s turned a good idea into a successful business that thrives on innovative thinking. From business processes to new technologies, Tom’s desire for continuous improvement is what sets him apart.”

    Since 2001 when Tom founded Leavitt Machinery, we have worked as a team to build a strong foundation of innovation and exceptional industry knowledge. In this time we have grown from 10 to 24 branches and expanded from 3 to 5 territories in both Canada and the USA, making us one of the fastest growing materials handling equipment dealers in North America.

     “Gravity-defying entrepreneurs do more than just grow their businesses – they grow their communities,” says Petrollini, “We’re thrilled to recognize Tom and the amazing achievements of Leavitt Machinery in and outside of the boardroom.”

    Tom has taken his dedication to continuous improvement and is striving to make a difference globally through Leavitt Machinery’s charity Harvest for Humanity. Through this charity, Leavitt Machinery employees have donated goods, raised money and even traveled to Haiti to teach English and offer their services to our children’s home and the orphans who live there. It is through these self-sustaining, income generating and educational projects that we set ourselves above the rest as humanitarians as well as industry leading business men and women.

    Join us in celebrating this amazing achievement, and thank you all for your dedication and hard work.

    “Thanks, it belongs to all of us.” ~ Tom Leavitt~


  • Junghienrich EJE120 Electric Pallet Jack Special

    0% Interest on a 24/mo Lease at $166.50/mo*

    Or Purchase for $3996.00*

    *Offer valid until Dec 31, 2014 or while supplies last, valid only in BC, Alberta and Washington State, Lease price O.A.C.


    Lease EJE120

    The Jungheinrich EJE120 is specifically designed for loading and unloading trailers and transporting goods through your warehouse or distribution center. Perfectly suited for extremely confined spaces, the EJE120's compact chassis offers:
    • A powerful low maintenance AC motor
    • ProTracLink caster wheel system offering unparalleled stability
    • Multi-function handle head designed for natural, ergonomic operation
    • Quick access crawl speed button that operates in the vertical position
    • Easy access one-piece front cover for easy access maintenance
    • The highest efficiency providing the longest run times available on a single battery charge.
    We are offering a special 0% interest 24 month lease for customers in BC, Alberta and Washington State. Right now you can lease a 4,500lb capacity with 48"x27" forks and built in battery and charger (110 volt standard plug) for $166.50/month* or purchase it for $3996.00*.

    Interested in learning more? Check out this customer testimonial from Mid Valley Foods.



    $199.50/month EJE120 Lease


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  • Leavitt Machinery In Port Kells Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Last week the marketing department and OPSC of Leavitt Machinery in Port Kells, BC, took part in the ALS Ice bucket Challenge in support of the 5600 people diagnosed with ALS each year.

    We have challenged Leavitt Machinery branches in Langley, Kitimat and Edmonton to take the challenge and make a donation on our fundraising page.

    Check out the video below and check out our youtube channel for more videos as the other branches join us in this challenge.

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  • Aisle-Master wins the FLTA Innovation Award

    Aisle Master Cold Storage ForkliftFor cold storage materials handling, Aisle-Master Forklifts stand out among the competition. In 2013, their new cold store model won the UK FLTA’s Award for Excellence over six other shortlisted nominees.

    The requirements needing to be met to win this prestigious award were intense. Aisle-Master teamed up with major names in the cold store and temperature controlled warehousing industry to ensure they specifically addressed the issues of operator comfort while improving productivity and running costs.

    With a fully enclosed heated cab, the Aisle-Master cold storage forklifts ensure drivers keep warm throughout their entire shift, reducing the need for regular breaks. Heated windows eliminate condensation when driving between different temperatures. A powerful 930 amp battery prevents possible draining of power even during prolonged operation, and low energy LED work lights are standard with every unit.

    The FLTA had a glowing review of Aisle-Master’s new design. “When space comes at a premium, flexible solutions are needed. Combining the capabilities of narrow aisle fork lift with the protection offered by a fully enclosed cold store cab, the articulated Aisle-Master cold store model ensures maximum efficiency – even at minus thirty degrees.”

    Contact us for more information on Aisle-Master’s cold storage units, or to request a demo unit.

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  • Spyder Mini Crawler Cranes: A new breed of crane

    SpyderCrane and Leavitt Machinery would like to challenge the way you think about cranes. We all see traditional self-erecting and tower cranes as we drive through our cities. We see them flanking high rises and littering cityscapes, but you would never expect to see them moving through doorways or assisting in indoor applications……until now.
    Spydercrane rentals BC

    Manufactured by the Japanese crane industry expert Furukawa Unic Corp, the SpyderCrane Mini Crawler Cranes offer unparalleled versatility, maneuverability and lifting capacity. Their compact design allows it to travel where no crane has gone before, all models fit through standard doorways enabling you to easily navigate restricted and confined spaces.

    Buy Spydercranes in BCWith individually adjustable outriggers, all SpyderCrane models offer multiple leg extension and angle positions making it possible to set up and around obstacles. With 360-degree continuous rotation the mini crawler cranes provide safe lifting in all directions and closer to the center line of rotation when the outriggers are set in the maximum position.

    As an additional benefit, all cranes include a fully functional radio remote control to increase operator flexibility. Increased visibility, safe proximity and precise load placement make this a highly desired piece of equipment for complicated construction and indoor renovation jobs.

    If you are interested in more information or would like to rent or demo one of our SpyderCrane mini crawler cranes, please contact us or visit our Spydercrane manufacturer page.

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  • Introducing Carer Electric Forklifts

    Introducing Carer Forklifts
    We’re excited to introduce a new line of high capacity electric forklifts to our customers. Founded in 1976, Carer Forklifts specializes in producing counterbalanced electric forklift trucks for standard and special applications. Recognized for reliability and being pioneers in the application of electronic principles and technology in their forklift designs, Carer Forklifts has been optimizing and improving the quality and performance of electric forklifts for decades.

    Targeting very specific, demanding, niche markets, the Carer philosophy is based on ensuring the highest level of specialization and efficiency during every stage of construction. With Carer Forklifts it’s about the details, in every stage of manufacturing Carer’s technicians are required to pay the utmost attention to the details of each forklift in production.

    For more information on Carer forklifts and the product lines available, contact us today or visit our Carer manufacturer page.

     

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  • Tough Mudder 2014


    This year our outbound sales parts support guys participated in Tough Mudder a military style obstacle course at the Whistler Olympic Park. Designed to test physical and mental strength and promote team-building, our  guys trained individually and as a team for one hour every Wednesday for the five months leading up to this competition. 

    We might have teased them for leaving their training gear all over our warehouse, but it all paid off. Tough Mudder releases course details only two weeks before the event so our team trainer Nelson Dominguez developed a unique training circuit centered around running and muscular strength

    For their first work out Nelson led the team on a 1 km run, he started to panic not sure if they were going to make it when they collapsed after it. Eventually with a common circuit of body weight exercises, kettlebells and more running the guys started to improve. 



    For their last training session they ran close to 8 km in addition to their circuit training, everyone was surprised by the difference in their endurance compared to that first session. In the end our guys finished the race together without out any injury with an amazing time of 4 hours and 15 minutes.

    What did we learn? No matter how bad your fitness level is, with a little commitment, teamwork and a good program even office guys can master a program like Tough Mudder. 

    Tough Mudder Whistler 2014
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  • Proudly Supporting the Canadian Bobsleigh Team

    This year we are excited to support the Canadian Bobsleigh Team Rush as they head to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Having completed the World Cup Series, with three top 6 and four top 10 finishes, Lyndon Rush and Jesse Lumsden brought home the overall World Cup two man bobsleigh title on Saturday in Sochi, Russia.   

    Meet our Canadian Bobsleigh Team:

    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    Lyndon Rush- One of the top bobsleigh pilots in Canada, Lyndon has raced on the American Cup circuit in 2004 and the Europa Cup circuit until 2006 and also gained World Cup Experience. Learn more…

     


    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    Lascelles Brown- This two time Olympic medalist will be vying for his third Olympic medal while competing with Team Rush at Sochi 2014. Learn more…

     



    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    David Bissett- One of the top brakemen in the country, this two time Olympian has pushed four-man and two-man sleds to countless World Cup and World Championship podium finishes in his short career. Learn more…

     

    Team Rush Sochi 2014

    Neville Wright- Joining the Canadian Bobsleigh Team in 2009, Neville has competed in the World Cup and at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Learn more…

     




    Check out Team Rush at their Whistler Training Camp!

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