Great Dane Montreal has devoted 18,000 square feet to its parts department—more space than the entire facility that the company used to occupy.
Montreal winters are a good source for sales—antifreeze, sub-zero washer fluid, along with brooms and snow shovels. The scale model tractor and trailer may not be for sale, but behind the counter are sales for the broad lines of trailers that the dealership sells: Great Dane, Trail King, Felling trailers and Cheetah container chassis. The company also is an Autocar dealer.
Safety clothing sells well.
Lighting display grabs attention without occupying much space.
The new Great Dane Montreal facility has a spacious warehouse. In the company’s previous location, much of the inventory had to be stored outside.
Even office area ceilings are a big shelf to store inventory.
The new Great Dane Montreal facility previously served as a lumber warehouse and was mostly open. The trailer dealer enclosed it, creating work bays and installing 25 shop doors.
The shop has a variety of safety equipment, including this scissor lift that makes decal installation much easier.
Hydraulic lift speeds up work on running gear.
Dedicated roof bay improves shop safety when performing roof repairs.
The shop contains two service pits.
Great Dane Montreal services a wide range of vehicles, including its own.
A fleet of 25 mobile service trucks covers onsite service throughout the greater Montreal area.
Land is at a premium anywhere near downtown Montreal, but Great Dane Montreal still stocks a range of trailers and container chassis.
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