The family knows snow

September 2006
Trailer / Body Builders;Sep2006, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p18
Trade Publication
The article tells the story behind the success of Kooy Brothers, a company that sells snow and ice control equipment in the winter and lawn and garden equipment in the summer. Bill Kooy, the company's president, shares how his small retailing business, which started in the family garage, have grown into one of Canada's largest. Kooy Brothers now has its own finance company and has built its own network of sub-dealers.


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