History

Strong Beginnings

By providing first class equipment, outstanding support, and unrivaled service, Strongco is recognized as the partner of choice in the markets we serve.

1940s – Sullivan Strong Scott founded, a manufacturer of material handling systems

1988 – Strong Equipment Corporation formed

1990s – Acquisition of a number of well-established equipment distribution companies, including:

  • 1991: Sheridan Equipment Limited
  • 1996: Blackwood Hodge (Canada) Limited

1995 – IPO on the TSX in November; company’s name changed to Strongco Inc. shortly thereafter

2005 – Strongco Inc. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of a newly formed income trust, Strongco Income Fund

2008 – Strongco named largest producer of retail financing for Volvo Finance

2008 – Acquisition of Champion Road Machinery

20082014 – Strongco named Volvo’s largest North American Dealer

2009 – Strongco awarded Manitowoc Crane “Elite” Dealer status

2010 – Strongco recognized as a CASE Tier 1 Dealer

2010 – Conversion to Strongco Corporation

2011 – Acquisition of Chadwick-BaRoss

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