is proud to announce that General brand products will once again be available in its two British Columbia stores. With more than 30 years of experience selling a variety of high-quality industrial and woodworking tools, the sales teams at Adam’s Tarp and Tool have the knowledge and passion needed to serve as a powerful dealer partner for General, while matching the stores’ customers with the right General products to suit their needs.
“Quality, workmanship, and attention to detail have always been the cornerstones of General Machinery,” said Byron Blow, General Manager of Adam’s Tarp and Tool. “I have been selling machinery for more than 26 years, and I learned early on in my career that cheaply built products required far more warranty care and downtime than well-built quality machinery. I quickly found that when I sold and installed General products, I could move on to the next customer knowing that the machine I had sold would need little to no attention and would provide the customer with years of reliable service. For this reason, I’m extremely excited that General will again be available in our stores.”
Adam Ryder, the owner of Adam’s Tarp and Tool, opened his first store 12 years ago in Duncan, BC, and a second store two years ago in Campbell River, BC. Both stores are located on Vancouver Island. With a reputation for providing excellent service and support from a knowledgeable, experienced team, the stores feature a wide variety of tools from over 100 brands, including DeWalt, Bosch, and Makita. The team at Adam’s Tarp and Tool is thrilled to be able to add General products to their selection again.
“In my 20-plus years in the tool industry, General has always been the machine to purchase,” said Tim Kraushar, Manager of the Adam’s Tarp and Tool Campbell River location. “General’s high-quality design was always equal to or above their competitors. As a sales person, I knew after the sale was complete that the customer would leave with the best machine available, and they would be returning for more. Any issues—which were few and far between—were dealt with quickly, making my job easier. I am excited to see where the new General goes.”
Jon Wear, an Industrial Outside Sales Representative with Adam’s Tarp and Tool, added to the praise for General: “I started selling General Machinery back in 1999. Since then, I have sold many of the brands on the market. General has always surpassed other brands—not only in terms of fit and finish, but overall quality in comparison to other options. I have sold General to schools and industrial shops all over BC, and 20 years later those machines are still operating. Sales is about relationships with your customers, and General’s undeniable quality makes it easy for us to build long-term relationships.”
The General brand was established in Drummondville, QC, Canada in 1946. With a specialty in manufacturing heavy-duty, high-quality woodworking machines, the company grew substantially in Canada over the next 40 years before expanding into the competitive U.S. market. General’s commitment to quality and innovation has led to its widespread recognition as a leading brand throughout North America, as well as numerous awards from industry publications. Offering an extensive selection of both benchtop and commercial-grade equipment designed for contractors, home enthusiasts, and commercial cabinet businesses, General products are considered to be the pinnacle of quality in the woodworking and metalworking machinery industry. As one of the only companies in the industry that owns the factories in which its equipment is produced, General is able to provide superior products at a more economical price. The company has recently refreshed its brand image and added industry veterans to top leadership positions. To learn more, visit.