Manitou Group has named J. Rene Lafond, of Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, as a 2019 top dealer and as its overall top dealer.
The award is based on overall sales performance, commitment, and support of Manitou equipment.
"It is an honor to award J. Rene Lafond as a Top Manitou Dealer in 2019, and overall Top Dealer for Manitou North America." said Scott McGuigan, Manitou managing director - east. "J. Rene Lafond has done an excellent job of growing their market and is one of our most loyal partners in our dealer channel."
Lafond has been in business for 47 years. It started as a dedicated agriculture dealer, then in 2008, expanded into industrial and construction. In 2014, it introduced Manitou products into its offering, and are now a full line dealer for Manitou including for compact equipment.
"I am sincerely proud to receive this great honor after only three years managing the Manitou product sales at J. Rene Lafond. The efforts we put as a group and the expertise of every member of the team really helped us grow a solid reputation in the market for heavy equipment," said Louis Simard, sales manager. "We always have the solutions for the customer in front of us, whatever the situation is. Manitou is a big part of the J. René Lafond family. Special thanks to Erick and Victor for their daily support."