Cooper Equipment Rentals, Canada’s fastest-growing rental company, has acquired Alberta Lift and Equipment Rentals, an aerial equipment rental specialist that services Southern Alberta from branches in Calgary and Lethbridge. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Alberta Lift is Cooper’s second acquisition in Alberta this year, having bought 4-Way Equipment Rentals earlier.

Justin Wharton, president and co-founder of Alberta Lift, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help grow Cooper’s business in Western Canada.

“We are excited to strengthen our business in Western Canada with the addition of Alberta Lift’s impressive team of rental professionals, topnotch equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities,” said Doug Dougherty, president of Cooper.

“This acquisition broadens our presence in Western Canada and allows us to bring the Cooper difference to customers throughout Southern Alberta,” said CEO Darryl Cooper. “We are pleased to add Justin to the Cooper team – we know that his energy and professionalism will further strengthen the impressive team that we have established in the Western Canadian market.”

“This transaction will allow Alberta Lift’s loyal customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed,” said Wharton. “Alberta Lift’s customer service philosophy aligns perfectly with Cooper’s and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the fastest growing independent equipment rental company in Canada.”

Cooper Equipment Rentals operates 25 rental locations, primarily in Ontario and Quebec. The company has grown dramatically since receiving a majority investment from Halifax, Nova Scotia-based SeaFort Capital in 2013. CER, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, is No. 35 on the RER 100.