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ShearForce People

Who we are

ShearForce Equipment is the excavator attachment division of West Coast Machinery Ltd. Along with our service truck division, Work Truck West, we continue to uphold the West Coast Machinery promise — to provide our customers with Service you Deserve, People you Trust.


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Our Story

A family-run business for three generations, West Coast Machinery takes great pride in our history and our reputation. ShearForce Equipment will continue to strive to uphold this high standard of excellence. Our goal is simple-to seek out the best of the best, and make it available to you.

As has been the case for decades, our top suppliers include Stanley Hydraulics and LaBounty — proven leaders in the industry. We’ve also introduced our own ShearForce brand, offering power and durability at a very attractive price point.

In our never-ending search for high productivity attachments, we’ve also added added the Xcentric® line of high-efficiency hydraulic rippers, crusher buckets, and screening buckets to our inventory. By branching out beyond traditional attachments and pioneering the adoption of new equipment technologies, we’re helping our customers save even more time and money on their job sites.

As we’ve done with West Coast Machinery for generations, ShearForce stands behind its products with comprehensive customization, maintenance, and repair services.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide our customers with products and services that meet their needs in every encounter with us.

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Our Team

Our People

ShearForce Equipment prides itself on its people. The experienced management team, knowledgeable sales staff, and expert service technicians are all working together for you to ensure that every customer’s unique needs are met.

Our Facilities

In 2017, ShearForce Equipment moved into its new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of B.C.’s Fraser Valley. In 2019, we opened our first Alberta office branch in the heart of Airdrie, Alberta. Two months later, we set up a third location in Nisku, Alberta. Our team is growing and committed to meeting your needs across Western Canada.

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Our Team

Our Team

Ours is a young, motivated management team with an excellent grasp of the operational requirements. Along with hard work and dedication, they bring with them valued experience in the industry.

Attachment Experts

Check out the team below and put faces to the names of all the team of attachment experts you have access to when you work with us — or rather, when we work for you!

Join Our Team

We are continually searching for new talent to join our progressive team in our new shop facility in the Fraser Valley in the Gloucester Industrial Park in Langley, BC. Check out our current openings now.

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Meet The Experts

Brad Dewit

President/ General Manager

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Brad oversees all day-to-day business activities. Brad is a co-owner of the business and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and in managing the business.

Glen DeVries

Territory Manager/ Sales & Rentals BC

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Glen works with customers in British Columbia to ensure their equipment needs are met. He has been an integral part of our sales team for sixyears.

Andrew Young

Branch Manager/ Sales & Rentals Alberta South

Email Phone: 403-930-2464

Andrew has been on the ShearForce team for three years and possesses more than 17 years of experience in sales and service roles within full-line equipment dealerships in BC and Alberta.

Dave Rock

Branch Manager/ Sales & Rentals Alberta North

Email Phone: 780-452-0606

Dave played an integral role in Terrafirma Equipment's operations and sales and joined our team to head up our Nisku branch in Sept 2019. He brings many years of technical skills, industry connections, and equipment expertise.

John Zietsma

Product Support (Parts & Service) Manager

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

John has led the product support, parts, and service side of ShearForce Equipment for the past 12 years. From shear blades to hydraulic cylinders, JohnZ is your go-to attachment expert in Western Canada!

Travis Ostermeier

Product Support (Parts & Service) Airdrie, Alberta

Email Phone: 403-930-2464

Travis is an experienced parts and service manager and has more than 17 years of experience in automotive, agricultural equipment, and heavy-duty repairs. His technical skills and knowledge are heavily relied on both internally and from our customers. His experience and skills ensure you get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Eric Krebes

Product Support (Parts & Service) Nisku, Alberta

Email Phone: 780-452-0606

Eric joined our team at our Nisku, Alberta branch recently and brings with him more than 15 years of experience and technical training in equipment parts and components.

Tyler Janzen

Heavy Equipment Technician

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Tyler plays a vital role in product support for the equipment we sell. He is a Certified Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician with more than 13 years of experience in the field and has been our primary mechanic for four years.

Jeremy Huebert

Sales Coordinator

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Jeremy handles order fulfillment, shipping and delivery to our customers. He recently transferred into the ShearForce division from Work Truck West, and brings with him more than six years of service technician and parts experience.

Kathleen Clow

Sales & Rentals Coordinator | Office Manager Airdrie, Alberta

Email Phone: 403-930-2464

Kathleen recently joined our company and offers administrative support for sales, rentals, parts, and service at our Alberta branch in Airdrie.

Brittany Hough

Branch Coordinator

Email Phone: 780-452-0606

Brittany joined our team recently and offers administrative support for sales, rentals, parts, and service Nisku, Alberta branch.

Rob Beukema

Vice President

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Rob is a co-owner of the business with 20 years of experience within the company. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in building custom work truck packages for our customer across Canada.

Carly Wethersett

Marketing and Communications Director

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Carly has more than 15 years of strategic marketing experience and has been with our team for seven years. She is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all our marketing strategies, marketing communications, and customer relations activities.

Cheryl Buholzer

Controller

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Cheryl handles the financial side of the business and has been overseeing our accounting for eight years.

Natalie Hoogstra

Accounts Receivable | Administrative Assistant

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Natalie recently joined our team and handles accounts receivable for the entire company and office administrative duties at our Langley, BC head office.

Natalie van den Bosch

Administrative Coordinator

Email Phone: 604-855-5101

Natalie has been with our company for over a year and oversees our health and safety program for all branches. She also handles reception activities and special projects from the Langley, BC head office.

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