From July issue 2019
Written and submitted by Lars Sjulander
Louis P. Cote began taking care of customers’ needs in 1945. Long before recycling became popular, Louis P. Cote picked up paper and cardboard waste from the mills in the Manchester, NH mill yards. He bailed it and, yes, he recycled it. As he saw the need, he acquired more equipment and started moving gas stoves as well as some small machinery. Soon he was moving textile machinery for the mills and began to grow the company as many of the textile companies began to migrate south. This was the start of Louis P. Cote, Inc.
In 1965 Louis passed away and his wife, Jeanne took over the operation of the business with seven young children. In the 1970s, John Cote and Don Cote graduated from New Hampshire College and joined their mother in running the business. In 1984 the company outgrew its Manchester home and moved into its current facility on Cote Ave. in Goffstown, NH. In the early 90s John’s son, also named John, became more involved with managing the company and as of 2018 is the President of Louis P. Cote, Inc.
Today, whether your company needs to relocate a small piece of equipment within your facility, move your entire company across the country, or to the other side of the world; you can count on Louis P. Cote, Inc. to do it safely and efficiently. They will work with you to develop a project plan to make your move as seamless as possible, determining the best method to move the equipment, the best method of transportation, and follow-up with any reinstallation needs. They will work with you to make sure the move is designed to best meet your needs while minimizing disruption to your business.
Closing in on 75 years in business, Louis P. Cote, Inc. has developed a science of understanding your company’s moving requirements. They continually research the marketplace to stay on top of new trends in handling machinery. The result of these efforts is the most complete package of business related services that exist in the rigging industry today – offering services designed to meet virtually all your needs.
Whether you are a huge conglomerate corporation or a one person shop in your cellar, they offer you any of their services.
Their diversified fleet of trucks will handle all your needs whether you’re shipping across town or across the nation. All trucks and trailers are full air ride, ensuring your equipment will be provided a smooth trip. All necessary state and federal permits will be acquired and GPS tracking provided to ensure the equipment gets to its destination without a hitch.
Their vast fleet of equipment includes:
- Flatbed trailers
- Conestoga style trailers
- 60 ton step deck trailers
- Double drop trailers
- 55 ton stretch double drop trailer
- 50 ton sliding axle trailers
- Logistics vans
- Straight trucks
Louis P. Cote, Inc.’s Conestoga style trailers protects customers’ machinery from the elements along with the weight of a heavy tarp covering more delicate loads. Eliminating tarping also contributes to saving time and money for the customer. Most importantly, this contributes to employee safety by eliminating the need to climb up and onto the machinery. Louis P. Cote, Inc. are also 100% compliant with the new federally mandated ELD (electronic log device) rules designed to increase driver safety.
When you need the extra safety a crate can provide for your equipment upon moving domestically or internationally, count on Louis P. Cote, Inc. Whether it’s a delicate piece, or a large weldment, you can be sure that they have it packed exceptionally well and it will arrive in perfect condition. They can load and haul your equipment to the warehouse for crating – freeing up your valuable floor space. Alternatively, Louis P. Cote, Inc. can prefabricate the crates and package it at your facility. All of the crating is done in accordance with ISPM standards and guidelines.
Louis P. Cote, Inc. have the knowhow to handle all of your machinery moving problems. Whether it has to be loaded at a dock, from the ground, or the top of a building, it will be taken care of. Moving equipment is made easier with a fleet of forklifts ranging from 2,000lb to 60,000lb capacity. With four Versa-Lift forklifts, Louis P. Cote, Inc. currently has the largest fleet in the area with a single lifting capacity of 60,000lbs.
They may even float your equipment over your floor with their air caster system. It has the capability to float up to 48,000lbs on a cushion of air!
Louis P. Cote, Inc. also uses high strength synthetic slings which provide high lifting capacities up
to 90,000lbs, which are a fraction of the weight of their steel counterparts. This again provides a safer means of getting the job done along with minimizing the opportunity of scratching or marring the customer’s equipment.
Whether you require short term or long term indoor heated warehousing or outdoor storage, Louis P. Cote, Inc. can provide it along with the security of 24/7 video surveillance.
Laser Alignment and Leveling
In today’s high tech world and continued focus on precision, Louis P. Cote, Inc. goes one step further when setting up your equipment. Using their laser leveling system they can set up long machine lines and components within thousandths of an inch. Alignment of motor couplings is also a service provided with laser accuracy. The laser system is able to handle the meticulous duty of aligning couplings and leveling surface plates, machinery, and more.