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Okotoks’ Excalibur Shelters Product Launch a Great Success!

 

L to R: Leslie Kraatz (Mrs. Calgary), Malcolm Duncan, owner of Excalibur Shelters, Alexandra Ross, Okotoks Economic Development Specialist
L to R: Leslie Kraatz (Mrs. Calgary), Malcolm Duncan, owner of Excalibur Shelters, Alexandra Ross, Okotoks Economic Development Specialist

Excalibur Shelters, an Okotoks company owned and operated by Malcolm Duncan and his sons Grant and Doug, recently launched its new product the SL- Tainer, a self-lifting container. The Duncan’s invented this product, which is a remarkable tool for industries and presents opportunity to create valuable solutions such as mobile power generators, site laboratories, offices, machinery, equipment storage, disaster relief and much more.

First founded in South Africa, Excalibur started out manufacturing and supplying vehicle accessories.  Since coming to Canada in 2005, they have relayed their expertise into developing profitable innovations, such as the self-lifting container, or SL-Tainer, and transformable shelter system.

Showcasing a conventional transfer to a platform will take more than 30 minutes.  Cost for transfer starts at $1,300.
Showcasing a conventional transfer to a platform will take
more than 30 minutes. Cost for transfer starts at $1,300.

By integrating their patented transformation and hydraulic mechanics into the containers, they have delivered a versatile tool that answers fundamental logistic and shelter challenges, hence beginning the evolution of shipping containers.  The company created a streamlined system that combines functionality and design to eliminate unnecessary costs and increase efficiency, which is especially important considering today’s economic climate.

Okotoks is thrilled to have an innovative, international company such as Excalibur Shelters located here. In alignment with Economic Development’s target sectors, the SL-Tainer is an important illustration of what Okotoks is striving for in the areas of innovation and technology.  As a result of Excalibur Shelters hard work, employment diversity and more jobs in Okotoks are created.

In an impressive race between SL-Tainer and a conventional container transfer on a platform of a truck, Excalibur shelters not only demonstrates tremendous time and cost savings it also showcases a balanced transfer onto a platform.

Learn more from the website: http://www.excaliburshelters.com/

Showcasing balanced transfer under 15 minutes.  Cost for transfer is $1.20
Showcasing balanced transfer under 15 minutes. Cost for transfer is $1.20

Source Town of Okotoks

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