Canadian Aerial Distributor Expands Into New Premises

The CSL Group of Companies, which distributes Snorkel aerial lifts in Canada, is expanding into new premises.

The group, based in Edmonton, Alberta, is moving into a larger building that will house its three main businesses all under the same roof. CanSource Lifts is a dedicated supplier of aerial work platforms; the group also includes CSL Transportation and CSL Safety Training.

CSL has recently supplied a range of Snorkel lifts to independent rental companies in Canada, ranging from UL25 push-around mast lifts to an SL30SL Speed Level and A85JRT, Snorkel’s largest articulated boom.

“CSL has been doing a really great job for us, promoting Snorkel to independent, family-owned rental stores across Alberta and beyond," says Bert Rayer, Snorkel’s western regional sales manager. “The new facility is in a prime location and will undoubtedly help them further grow Snorkel sales as the company continues to expand.”

The new CSL facility is just off the Yellowhead Highway, the 3,000km east-west road is the major link between the four western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba - and traverses the Canadian Rockies.

Snorkel boom lifts played a significant role in the early stages of the construction, particularly in the steel frame erection.

“This new location not only provides amazing Yellowhead exposure but it also gives enough room to grow for the future," says Jim Dakin, general manager of CSL Group. "We would like to thank all of our customers who have supported us throughout the past 15 year and now."

He continues, “The new location will almost double the amount of CSL Parts and Services mechanic bays to 7,500 square feet, offering our customers less wait time to get customer-owned equipment repairs."

The move will also allow CSL Group to launch CSL Storage later this year; providing two acres of yard space to support the seasonal storage needs of contractors.

Founded in 1997, CSL is a family-owned company that offers the sale and rental of aerial lifts and has grown to become one of the largest aerials rental companies in Edmonton.