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About Us
Universal Handling Equipment began operation in the early 1960’s as a wholly owned subsidiary of a scrap metal company that made lugger containers for its parent company. It operated in that way until 1978 when it was sold to the Gerrard family who recognized the company’s untapped potential. The organization’s focus was expanded and a more complete line of waste and disposal equipment was introduced to accommodate the growing demands of an expanding industry.

By 1981, Universal Handling Equipment had established a reputation in the industry for developing innovative products and delivering quality service – values that the organization still focuses on today. High levels of demand lead to the opening of a new branch operation in Red Deer, Alberta. This decision allowed Universal to act as a national supplier and showed its commitment to the industry. As growth continued, in 1994 Universal Handling Equipment expanded internationally to Owosso, Michigan. This expansion allowed Universal to serve the north central United States and become a dominant player there.

Today, the Universal Handling Equipment group of companies consists of, Universal Handling Equipment Company (Red Deer) Limited (Alberta Operations), Universal Handling Equipment Company (Owosso) LLC (Michigan Operations), Universal Parts Plus (Ontario parts and service operation), Weld-O-Matic Machines Company Limited (Hydraulic cylinder and spot welder manufacturer), and Goldec-Hamms Manufacturing Ltd (an Alberta tank manufacturer).

The group of companies employs a dynamic team who are constantly seeking ways to innovate within the industry and lead the company into new developmental opportunities.

Mission Statement
Universal Handling Equipment's mission is to manufacture functional, environmentally responsible, quality products for the waste and recycling industry incorporating the beneficial ideas for product improvement generated through cooperative partnering with our customers, employees and suppliers.

Goal Statement
Our goal is to be the waste & recycling industry's premier partner acknowledged for our creativity, design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise, and most of all, for our dedication to satisfying our customers' needs beyond their expectation.