Nortrax opens new facility in Ottawa region
By Andrew Macklin
January 21, 2016 – Nortrax announced the opening of their new state-of-the-art facility in Ottawa, Ontario just off of Highway 7 west of Stittsville. The new flagship location at 190 David Manchester Road, near the junction of highways 7 and 417 will serve the construction, forestry, and quarry business in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
The new 33,000 square foot facility includes a 12-bay service centre, designed to easily accommodate the larger production-class equipment offered by John Deere. In addition to an expanded parts warehouse, product support and a technology showroom, the building is designed to be expandable for future growth. In fact, the building design is the first in a series of similar facilities Nortrax will be constructing in North America.
Newly appointed Vice President, Nortrax Ontario and Newfoundland, Michael J. Rugeroni said, “With branch locations across Eastern Canada, Nortrax covers a large geographic area and Ottawa is a critical part of our footprint. We’re investing heavily in Ottawa to position ourselves to better meet the needs of our customers in this key market. While offering new products and technology to our customers, we believe it’s also important to provide our employees with the tools, facilities and training to perform at their best. Our excellent team led by Ottawa Nortrax General Manager, Luke Sheppard, is laying the foundation for future growth and success.”
“We’re very excited about our prospects in Ottawa,” said Sheppard. “Our new home will bolster our sales, service, and parts programs as we strive to provide the outstanding service our customers expect. Our entire Ottawa team has been waiting with anticipation to unveil our impressive new facility to our customers and to the community.”
Sheppard added that a grand opening is scheduled for the early spring of 2016. In the meantime, he said, construction and forestry customers and the general public are welcome to drop in, meet his team, tour the new facility and see the new John Deere equipment on display.