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Timmins Porcupine Trailers moves to new location, adds to services

'What we’re able to do is get you off the side of the highway or if you’re stuck in the bush and you need help, we’ll go and help you'

A business that's been serving the local industry for decades has a new location and has added to its offerings.

Timmins Porcupine Trailers has been serving the forestry and mining industries since 1965 and the grand opening for its new location in Schumacher on June 5, the same day as the opening of the nearby Canadian Mining Expo.

“Our focus is the customers. I think our customers deserve better service, so we’re going to do our best to give them the best of the best,” says Leo Cote, a salesman at Timmins Porcupine Trailers. 

The business sells custom trailers, as well as providing servicing, parts, and warranty.

The decision to move to Schumacher was not made lightly but came about due to several factors, including the aging infrastructure of their original Riverside Drive facility. The company was purchased by Groupe Brassa, which also owns Deloupe and Trailex, in 2016, and continued operating out of its old location until December 2023. 

Trailers are now manufactured in Rimouski, Quebec, but the Timmins facility still sells, services, and supplies parts for their trailers locally. Perhaps the biggest new addition to Timmins Porcupine Trailers’ services is their 24-hour roadside assistance, a service it couldn't offer at its old location. 

“We won’t do big motor repairs and stuff like that because we’re not a repair shop. That’s up to the bigger guys. What we’re able to do is get you off the side of the highway or if you’re stuck in the bush and you need help, we’ll go and help you,” Cote says. 

“We don’t have a service truck but if you need a service truck, we’ll for sure help you out and do what we can to get you off that highway,” he says.

“The customers can come and see us anytime. We are on a truck route, so all they have to do is park in front of our shop and if we can get them the parts, we’ll give them the parts right away.”

As a part of the mining expo and the grand opening, Timmins Porcupine Trailers is running a raffle for Rock on the River tickets until June 30. Anyone interested in entering the draw can do so by messaging the company’s Facebook page

For more information about Timmins Porcupine Trailers, visit their website

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