Rocky Mountain sales chief tours Western Canada


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On March 29, Jim Wood, chief of sales for Rocky Mountain Equipment visited with Neepawa Banner & Press publisher, Ken Waddell, at the Neepawa dealership.

Ken Waddell
Neepawa Banner & Press

Jim Wood covers a lot of ground in his role as chief of sales for Rocky Mountain Equipment. RME has 34 stores across Canada and 11 are in Manitoba. Sitting on a prominent spot just east of Neepawa, the local RME store is one of the newer locations.

Wood came to town last week as part of a tour where he sat down with media, staff and customers in the store’s board room.

Wood said, “Rocky has 200 employees in Manitoba and 1000 overall. We are COR certified so we are proud of that and our safety record. 2017 was a good year overall and a good year in Neepawa.” The Neepawa store had been at the west end of Neepawa in a leased location in the former Mayor Equipment building. When the Mayor building sold to the Mazergroup, RME was forced to re-locate temporarily to a garage in downtown Neepawa. The new modern building was built in 2014-15 and provides a fully modern facility for sales and service.