RMT Equipment Selects Premier Scales as New RMT Master Distributor for Indiana and Kentucky

In-motion loader scales, grapple scales and backup safety camera systems from RMT help Premier meet the needs of their heavy equipment customers.

Premier team at RMT for training included (left to right) Evan Hatchett, Arden Hinton and Jamie Barnett with RMT Sales Manager, North America, Marc Lefebvre.

Evansville, IN –Premier Scales & Systems is the regional representative for several of the weighing industry’s top manufacturers, able to fill almost any need from small laboratory scales to large in-ground truck scales. But there was one market sector that made Account Manager Arden Hinton a bit nervous.

“We have handled different loader scales in the past without much success or confidence in the product, so we haven’t been promoting them much,” Hinton explains. “A customer called us up looking for a new loader scale and we just had to find a new source.”

As a result of the call, Premier Scales & Systems has now become the newest stocking dealer for RMT Equipment, a Montreal-based firm that specializes in productivity and safety devices for heavy equipment. Premier, which is ISO 17025 certified for calibration of all weighing and metrology equipment, is also an authorized dealer for Mettler-Toledo, A&D, MSI, Rice Lake and other makers of precision weighing instruments.

Loader scales and more
Initially interested in adding a reliable loader scale to its line-up, Premier Scales will be the Midwest sales and service representative for the complete range of products that RMT offers in the U.S. The flagship of the line is VEI Loader Scales, including the popular Helper series of all-in-one scales with in-motion weighing, on-board ticket printing and USB or remote data transfer. Several models of VEI scales are available to suit equipment ranging from heavy mine loaders to fork-lifts.

Hinton reports that the VEI scales from RMT have met all of his company’s hopes and expectations for a quality loader scale, as well as his customer’s. “The other products we had carried had problems with inconsistent weights. They were difficult to install and they had no tech support to assist us in the field with customer problems. RMT has done an excellent job with training for our staff, and their knowledge of the product is very detailed. I know that we will be getting the level and type of support we and our customer expects.”

Training took place in the classroom as well as in the field.

Marc Lefebvre, Sales Manager and co-founder of RMT Equipment, has named Premier as his firm’s authorized dealer for Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois along with areas in Tennessee and Ohio. In addition to the VEI loader scales, Premier will also be introducing the region to RMT’s XW Series wireless grapple scales and to Orlaco’s TRACK-VISION safety camera systems.

International innovations
Hinton remarks that the customers he calls on have not seen a product like RMT’s in-motion grapple scales, developed in Sweden by Intermercato. VEI is based in Italy and the RMT camera originates in The Netherlands. Lefebvre adds, “We are constantly exploring global sources for the best ideas in productivity devices and systems to suit the demands of our market. When we find the right product, we work out a partnership to become the factory’s head office for North American customers. We stock and service the products here, and we put qualified people in the field to support our dealers.”

Mine sites to port-side
“These scales and cameras give good reasons to pay an extra call to any of our existing customers,” says Hinton. “And they will open some doors with new customers, too.”

Premier Scales is a well established supplier to quarries and aggregate processors in the region, as well as steel mills and coal mines. Hinton’s first sale of a VEI scale is helping a coal supplier to verify the mix of coal types loaded into trucks according to customer specifications. By weighing each bucket and recording the type of coal as it’s loaded, the operator can print off a ticket showing the precise weights in the mix. The ticket can then travel with the truck to provide the loading information to the receiving customer.

Marc takes Arden through the paces in a Komatsu wheel loader.

The combination of in-motion weighing and safety camera systems creates opportunities for Premier Scales anywhere heavy equipment is operating, from scrap processors and log yards to river ports. Sales and service staff for RMT products are located at both Premier Scales & Systems locations, in Evansville, IN and Louisville, KY.

About RMT Equipment
Established by Bob and Marc Lefebvre in 1996, today RMT Equipment is a leading North American specialist in weighing solutions and the TRACK-VISION camera system for wheel loaders, forklifts, log loaders, excavators, mining trucks, scrapers and conveyor belt scales and metal detectors. RMT is the North American Head Office for the VEI Payload Management Systems (Loader Scales) and the Canadian Head Office for SciTronics belt scales and metal detectors. In 2010, RMT introduced North America to the XW family of wireless crane scales and grapple scales developed by Intermercato AB of Sweden. RMT systems and solutions are sold and serviced by a growing network of equipment dealers throughout the United States and Canada.

For further information, contact:
Marc Lefebvre, Sales Manager, North America
RMT Equipment Inc.
370 Labelle, Suite 114
Laval, QC Canada H7P 2P1
Toll free: 1-800-648-8132 / Tel: 450-622-0682
marc@rmtequip.com / www.rmtequip.com

About Premier Scales & Systems
Premier Scales & Systems was founded in 1969 by Wayne Hargett, Sr. in Evansville, Indiana and in 1984, expanded its services to Louisville, Kentucky. Today, Premier Scales & Systems is a leading provider of industrial scales in both states. Premier Scales is an authorized distributor of the world’s leader in weighing equipment, Mettler Toledo and offers on-call service 24/7. Premier Scales & Systems takes pride in the products and services offered to customers, ensuring their suppliers stand behind the products they manufacture and working to create partnerships with their customers to guarantee that they get the best solution for their industrial weighing applications.

For further information, contact:
Candace Greubel, Director of Marketing
Premier Scales & Systems
4901 North St. Joseph Avenue
Evansville, IN 47720
Toll free: 1-800-474-9838
cgreubel@premierscales.com / www.premierscales.com