SMS Equipment, a provider of equipment solutions and services for the mining industry, has a new building that has been custom built to suit the needs of the heavy equipment mining industry in the region. The new location opens in October 2013, is located on Intata Rd, Elkford, BC; a short distance from several surrounding mining operations. The new 4,600 m2 building sits on a fully developed 10 acre lot and includes various beneficial features such as shop bays equipped with 40′ side mega doors, one 100 t overhead crane, three 40 t overhead cranes and many others.The expansion allows SMS Equipment to further enhance existing service to the surrounding industries. “Our Parts Operation has moved from a 600 m2 building to a state of the art 4,600 m2 warehouse, including two Schaefer Automated Vertical Lift Parts management systems. The new parts warehouse is designed to handle our growing business, increase productivity, and efficiently store and manage the almost 10,000 line items we carry to support our customers. From small parts to Komatsu 930E haul truck drive motors, SMS has what customers need to maximise fleet uptime,” explains Jim Prince, Operations Manager.With extensive underground water retention system to prevent erosion and outside shop and warehouse pads that have snow melt heating systems to prevent ice and snow build up the new location was built with both safety and environment in mind.