Our Company

MQUIP is operated by a family whose values are entrenched in its daily operations, with the commitment in providing its customers with the highest quality vacuum lifting equipment, as well as delivering exceptional customer service that only a family operated business can. This commitment to quality equipment and customer service allows MQUIP’s customers to perform at their highest potential: permitting for quicker completion times, allowing for greater quality workmanship, while increasing job-site safety.

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Our Reason for Being

Established in 2014, MQUIP grew from a need in the landscape market. That need was to move material in a safer and more efficient manner, while maintaining the quality of the material that was being moved. From these needs MQUIP was conceived, by originally providing vacuum lifting equipment to landscapers, to now, where MQUIP can offer vacuum lifting solutions for any material handling requirements.

James Reid


James previously worked in the field of construction. Back in 2013, he saw the revolutionary impact the Archback Mini, a product of the UK, could have on the landscaping industry. He has now sourced a range of material handling equipment from various countries including Denmark and Germany. Since entering the field, James has developed the first Canadian-made civil-construction vacuum. He is excited to push the advancement in the vacuum lifting industry in order to provide customers with superior and reliable products.

Justin Reid


Justin has a background in the construction industry while working in the Muskoka region. Upon graduating from Brock University he joined the family business. Justin is a strong communicator who enjoys the customer-relationship aspect of his job.

Jacob Reid

Marketing and Product Development

Jacob has also spent numerous summers working for a construction company in the Muskoka region. Upon graduating from McMaster University he joined the family business. Jacob’s creative skills and imagination has proven invaluable to MQUIP's digital marketing and product development.

Josh Reid

Parts and Service

Josh with a construction background as well, applies his knowledge and skill in our Parts and Service department. Upon graduating from Brock University he joined his father’s venture. Josh has always shown a keen interest and skill with anything mechanical which has carried over fluently to his duties as MQUIP's trusted technician. There is no-one more qualified to repair a vacuum lifter.

Shelbie Reid


Shelbie, a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Guelph and a current law student at the University of Ottawa, joins MQUIP full-time in the summer and on a part-time basis during the school year to assist in administration and operations. Her organizational skills and business background have been valuable to MQUIP's continued growth.