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GLG Canada Limited represent high quality products to the lifting and material handling industry. With 25 years of experience, GLG doesn't just provide expert advice, they offer solutions. Why not put that kind of expertise behind your next job, and call us toll-free at 1-855-779-3371 today!

Brief History


2006 to Present
GLG Canada Limited is now offering the latest technology in distributing Building Material Handling Robots to the Building Industry, Construction Industry, Multiple-Trade Industries and the Curtain Wall Industries! The Building Materials Robot product line includes the basic 770lbs capacity self propelled lifting robot; the more complex 1100lbs capacity multi-functional machine; and a Universal Adaptable Building Material Handler that can be fitted to a multitude of mobile equipment such as forklifts, telescopic handlers, rough terrain forklifts and hydraulic cranes to name a few.

In 2007 GLG began working with SPYDERCRANE Sales LLC representing the UNIC SPYDERCRANE Mini Crawlers throughout North America providing product demonstrations throughout Canada and the Eastern United States. The UNIC SPYDERCRANE is the product of choice in the Mini Crawler Crane market with the widest range of products with proven track records for unprecedented reliability. GLG is now working at developing various attachments for the SPYDERCRANE Mini Crawlers to further the machines versatility.

2001 to 2006
David Smith was the V.P. Sales & Marketing for ARVA Industries. As the V.P. of Sales & Marketing he was instrumental in obtaining orders for the ARVA model AT3035 C-130 air transportable crane with the U.S. Air Force. The Underground Mobile Mining Crane product range was frown from 7.5 ton to 25 ton capacities equipped with strong short booms that are used for general lift requirements throughout the mine. Another primary use for the cranes is to install and remove the cutters from mine head drill equipment.

1996 to 2001
A Rotating Manipulator/Fan Handler used for handling ventilation exhaust fans in underground mines and tunnels is another product he was responsible to get to market. The device when used with the ARVA 0207 boom can clamp onto a fan/barrel/transformer from the top or in any position so as to lift, rotate, and tilt for placement in virtually any position overhead quickly, safely, and efficiently. The ARA0207 crane is fitted with a removable tip to allow for easy transition from crane hook work to the manipulator head, radio remote controls, and the ability to mount onto existing host carriers permanently or by means of quick release pins and connections makes this machine very versatile in underground mining. Tire and pipe handling attachments are also available as options with the rotating manipulator.

1991 to 1996
Initiated business for ARVA with the Toronto Transit Commission; ARVA has designed and manufactured over 75 machines many self propelled maintenance rail cars complete with cranes for the Toronto Transit Commission.

1986 to 1991
Initial introduction to the evolving Crane Load Moment Indicator Industry with the starting of GLG Canada Limited by Gerald L. Greer, Fred Smith, Sharon Cook and Vern Eck. GLG Canada Limited supplied, installed, calibrated and serviced crane indicator systems for the Gerald L Greer Company. David was the sales and service technician for GLG Canada Limited from 1986 until 1997 when he purchased the company.