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CanCrete Equipment Ltd.
CanCrete Equipment Ltd. (CanCrete) is a Canadian
family-run business based out of Mississauga, ON,
Canada, with a long history of supporting the
shotcrete industry in the Greater Toronto Area. CanCrete
focuses on anything that is required to move cementitious
material from point A to point B, including concrete, shotcrete
mixtures, grout, self-leveling, fireproofing, and epoxy.
The company serves customers in markets from small-line
pumping to high-rise placing equipment with equipment
sales and rentals, parts and accessories sales, technical
and engineering support, and equipment servicing.
CanCrete has the equipment that contractors need to
pump or spray mixtures, such as concrete, epoxy coatings,
fireproofing and insulation materials, and shotcrete. For
these industries, CanCrete stocks hoses, pipes, clamps,
elbows, reducers, reducing elbows, sponge balls, concrete
cleaners, slick pack, pole guns, and much more at the
Toronto warehouse. For customers preferring Original
Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, those are readily
available for a variety of manufacturers.
Co-founded by husband and wife team Eric and Marcia
Duiker in 2013, CanCrete acquired the Toronto location of
Shotcrete Plus, a company that had primarily focused on the
shotcrete industry and specialized in dry-mix shotcrete.
Eric was raised around concrete pumps. His father started
in forming (both conventional and insulated concrete forms
ICF) and eventually bought his first concrete pump as part
of a natural progression to meet customer needs. Marcia’s
career began with P&G and then later Effem Foods; there,
she focused on product supply. Meanwhile, Eric started his
career working in Skyjack’s engineering department and
then later at an investment casting business located in
Belleville, ON, Canada. The couple moved to the Greater
Toronto Area in 2008 when Eric joined the family business.
The couple met at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON,
Canada, in 2001, when both individuals were pursuing engineering
degrees. They married in 2005 and have three children.
In 2013, the Duikers were presented with the opportunity
to purchase the Toronto location of Shotcrete Plus.
CanCrete quickly established itself in Ontario and has
partnered with many of the major players in placing concrete
in the Ontario market. The word “partner” is key to the
company. It is a relationship maintained with both customers
and suppliers to create mutually beneficial connections.
This approach with customers has allowed the company
to diversify the markets served and has paved the way for
growth opportunities with suppliers including expansion into
the Quebec and Maritimes provinces.
Fig. 1: CanCrete Equipment (pump make and model) on display at the 2019 Canadian Concrete Expo
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