BTB 46: INLAND, PRINCE GEORGE GETS NEW FACILITY

Tigercat’s British Columbia dealer, Inland, inaugurated an impressive new facility in Prince George in grand style with a facility tour and meeting for its sales team and vendors April 24-25, 2017.

Inland has had a major presence in Prince George for over 50 years. Based on the success of the business and Prince George’s location as the economic hub of Northern British Columbia, Inland decided to invest in a brand new building near the Prince George airport. The new location features over 7 800 square metres (84,000 square feet) of space and includes a retail/service area, extensive repair shops and a parts warehouse.

Tigercat staff toured the new Prince George facility during Inland’s annual sales meeting.

Tigercat staff toured the new Prince George facility during Inland’s annual sales meeting.

After touring the new dealership, Inland sales specialists and senior management attended a series of meetings with vendors to review new models and product roadmaps. On hand from Tigercat to take the group through the latest Tigercat developments were Ron Montgomery (Canadian sales manager), Rob Selby (western district sales manager), Fil Rinaldis (880 lead engineer), Joe Azzopardi (Canadian sales coordinator), Chris Armour (marketing technical writer) and Brian Scott (skidder designer). Rob Selby commented that “the event demonstrated how the Inland Group works closely with Tigercat on continued development of new and innovative products designed for the West Coast market.”

At the awards dinner, senior Inland sales staff and long serving employees were recognized by Inland senior management and vendors. For Tigercat equipment sales, Brent Scheer and Steve Antonenko from Prince George and Dan Beetlestone from Inland’s Penticton location were recognized for exceeding sales targets for forestry equipment.

Ron Montgomery said of the new facility and the event, “Inland continues to be a critical partner for Tigercat and their commitment to meeting and exceeding customer service and sales goals is extremely impressive. Inland stands out for their support of their customers, staff and vendors.”

Recognizing sales milestones. (L-R) Corey Timms, Ron Montgomery, Brent Scheer, Rob Selby, Dan Beetlestone, Fil Rinaldis, Chris Armour.

Recognizing sales milestones. (L-R) Corey Timms, Ron Montgomery, Brent Scheer, Rob Selby, Dan Beetlestone, Fil Rinaldis, Chris Armour.

Corey Timms, director of forestry equipment sales at Inland agreed: “This is an exciting time for Inland and for our northern territory. Providing a safe and productive environment for our employees is a key focus at Inland. This world class facility will allow us to continue to grow while also acting as a parts and service hub supporting all of our northern locations.

The new Inland Prince George facility is managed by Rick Bruneski and is located at 7337 Boundary Avenue, Prince George, BC.