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SmithCo Side Dump Trailers Adds Alaska Dealership

Jun 17, 2021 | Featured, Manufacturing, News

SmithCo’s SX3, a three axle side dump trailer.

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SmithCo Side Dump Trailers, the industry leader in side dump trailer design and manufacturing, has expanded its dealer network with the addition of North Pole Equipment Rental (NPER) in North Pole to bring more of its side dump trailers to the Alaska market.

NPER is SmithCo’s first Alaska dealership with will offer a one-stop shop for SmithCo sales and service, with dedicated staff for trailer sales, rentals, and lease options, as well as wet kit installations, conditions, whether for mining, construction, road building, or another hauling need. From the Kenai Peninsula to the North Slope, SmithCo trailers are making projects safe and more efficient with their superior stability, easier unloading, and faster cycle times.

Earlier this year, to further improve quality, efficiency, and safety, SmithCo installed a pair of custom frame rail welding tables at its manufacturing facility. Each table is 64 feet long and 7 feet wide and utilizes a pair of Bug-O Side Beam Automatic Welding Systems coupled with Miller liquid-cooled welders to enable the SmithCo team to weld both the top and bottom flange in a single, continuous weld pass.

“The three main objectives of this project were to improve weld quality, increase manufacturing efficiency, and improve worker safety,” says Scott Lovell, SmithCo president and CEO. “By reducing the number of times we have to move or handle our large frame rails, we greatly improved both worker safety and efficiency. For the customer, they are getting a more consistent and more professionally welded frame.”

In Alaska, NPER will stock SmithCo’s SX3 triaxle trailers at their facility—a workhorse of the industry that meets Alaskan bridge laws both as a single trailer and in an A-train configuration. Other trailers will be available as special orders.

“We have been looking for a dealer in Alaska for a few years to help expand our footprint,” says Duane Myears, Sales Manager at SmithCo. “It became evident quite early that the management team at NPER had a sound business plan, were building a new facility, and were passionate about our product.”

“We’re excited to work with NPER to bring more side dumps to Alaska,” says Lovell. “Our trailers have been hard at work for many years in tough conditions like those in Alaska, and we’re confident that our Alaskan customers will be impressed with their performance and efficiency.”

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