Universal Handling Equipment began operations in the early 1960's as a wholly owned subsidiary of a scrap metal company that made lugger containers for its parent company. It operated that way until 1978 when it was sold to the Gerrard family who recognized the company's untapped potential. The organization's focus was expanded and a more complete line of waste and disposal equipment was introduced to accommodate the growing demands of an expanding industry.

By the early 1990s, the Universal Handling Equipment Group had established a reputation in the industry and had a nation-wide presence in Canada.  It was decided that it was time to expand the group into the United States.  1n 1994 Universal opened a new manufacturing facility in Owosso, Michigan.  Although its focus was on manufacturing containers for the waste industry, they also became a supplier of front end loaders and roll off hoists manufactured in Canada.  In addition to supplying new equipment they offered a complete supply of parts and cylinders for all UHE equipment.

Today, the Universal Handling Equipment group of companies consists of Universal Handling Equipment Company (Red Deer) Limited (Alberta Operations), Universal Parts Plus (Ontario Operations), and Universal Handling Equipment Company (Owosso) LLC (Michigan Operations). Also, part of the larger group of companies are Weld-O-Matic Machines Company Limited (hydraulic cylinder and spot welder manufacturer) and Goldec-Hamms Manufacturing Ltd (an Alberta tank manufacturer).
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