Coopers acquires Prime

Canadian rental company Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Alberta based Prime Rentals from owners Kim and Trina Tymko.

Prime was established in 1979 and operates from two locations, one in Lethbridge and the other in nearby Taber, offer a wide range of aerial lifts and telehandlers along with more general equipment. The Tymko’s will work with Coopers for a period of several months in order to ensure a smooth transition. The Prime locations join exiting Coopers locations in Edmonton where it has two branches, Calgary also with two outlets and Medicine Hat, giving the company seven locations an taking its national network to 41 locations.
The prime location in Taber

Lethbridge branch

Cooper chief executive Doug Dougherty said: “This strategic acquisition strengthens our position in the important Alberta market and allows us to better support customers throughout Southern Alberta. It moves us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches through which we can deliver best in class service to customers throughout Canada.”

President Darryl Cooper added: “We are excited about the expansion of our operations in the Southern Alberta market with the addition of Prime Rentals’ experienced team of rental professionals, well rounded equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities.”

Kim Tymko said: “My wife Trina and I take great pride in the business our family has built, and we are deeply committed to Prime Rentals’ employees and customers. We have every confidence that this transaction will provide meaningful opportunity for our employees and will allow Prime Rentals’ customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed.”


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