It’s been a while since our last blog post, crazy how life can get the best of your time. We find ourselves on the heels of another winter, looking back at the whirlwind of summer. How is it that summers seem to be gone in just a blink of an eye? Anyway, let me get you caught up on some of the exciting new things happening at Totem Equipment! We had the pleasure of picking up the Bell Truck line, we partner with so many lines of equipment (hundreds actually), and every now and then one of them is just really exciting. While I was doing research on Bell Trucks, for this very blog entry, I came across some information on how the Bell company started. “Founded in 1954, as a family-run engineering and machinery repair shop, Bell Equipment has grown into a world leader in the off-highway truck and hauler business and home to South Africa’s proudest products. In Africa, Bell is the brand of choice for a wide range of mining, construction, road building, material handling, forestry and agricultural equipment. Machinery built to endure in harsh conditions while providing an exceptional return, backed by a dedicated network of customer centers providing total support from finance and service to spare parts and logistics, is what customers have come to expect of Bell Equipment.” This reminded me so much of our own humble beginnings. My grandpa, Cliff Huston, who turned 95 this July, started Totem Equipment & Supply in 1961 with just $8000.00. Back then we sold all kinds of things, snow machines, and coots, basically anything poppa could afford. Fast forward to 2016 and we have expanded to what we are today, and we have our Totem line of heaters all over the world! Thanks Poppa! To get back on track and tell you more about how we got hooked up with another likeminded company! The North Slope Borough, in Barrow Alaska contacted us looking for a large rock truck. We got in contact with Bell Trucks, the deal went smooth, the North Slope is happy with the machine, and we hope to continue doing business with Bell Trucks in the future!