MTI Equipment Comes Under New Ownership

MTI Equipment Comes Under New Ownership

MTI Equipment's new ownership group consists of Canon Stahl, Shawn Hendricks and Alain Trimble.

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MTI Equipment has successfully been reacquired by the company’s founding ownership group. The ownership group consists of Canon Stahl, Shawn Hendricks and Alain Trimble.

MTI was established in 1986 as a telecommunications installation provider. In the early 1990s, MTI transitioned into being a provider for pre-owned underground construction equipment. Stahl and Hendricks were both prior owners of the business at the time of the first sale of MTI Equipment in 2012. Combined they have over 40 years serving in various leadership roles at MTI Equipment and both stayed on the leadership team after selling the company, playing a pivotal role in MTI’s growth. Trimble has served in various roles, effectively leading operations, as well as being company president for the previous owners.

“Over the years MTI has set the standard for customer service in the pre-owned HDD market. Because of this, we have developed a loyal customer base and we are determined to continue to provide the best equipment and support possible,” Stahl says.

“MTI has provided 20 plus years of backing to the growing HDD industry,” Hendricks says. “We hope to continue to bring support to both the Ditch Witch and Vermeer dealer organizations.”

The new group completed the purchase of all inventory, personnel and property, which includes the company’s recently built 39,000-square-foot facility in North Port, Florida.

“We are excited to grow upon MTI’s successful history of providing reliable directional drilling equipment to contractors. We are also committed to creating a great work environment for MTI’s current employees and providing support to the community here in Southwest Florida,” Trimble says.

MTI is known for its exclusive 80-point RE-HDD Certification process.

“It’s what sets MTI apart from the rest of the industry,” says Trimble. “MTI has the resources and processes in place to ensure customers are receiving the highest quality pre-owned horizontal directional drills on the market.”

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