President’s Message

Since 1967, our business has grown into a successful corporation while maintaining our ‘small family’ mentality. We understand the needs of our customers and endeavour to create smart, safe and innovative products.

At BWS, our workers are our greatest asset. We rely on their collective skills and creative talents to generate a very high quality reliable product. We are a dedicated workforce with a ‘craftsman’ mentality. Several of our senior people have previous experience operating trailers and equipment of different vocations. Many of our employees have been with us for decades. They understand the business and have evolved with it.

As you take the time to explore through our site, you will find a wide variety of product offerings. As an ISO certified trailer manufacturer in Canada, you will receive consistent quality in each and every trailer we build. You deserve nothing less. If you have any questions about our product offerings, do not hesitate to contact any of our dealer partners or our qualified sales staff.

Our History

BWS Manufacturing Ltd. began as a small, privately-owned business in 1967. Its owner and creator, Burney MacDougall, named it Burney’s Welding Shop and began building flat bodies and performing repairs on various agricultural equipment. As the company evolved, BWS began producing truck bodies, snow and ice equipment and forestry trailers. By 1975, complete, final-stage trailers were being manufactured.

In 1990 Burney’s youngest son, Randy McDougall purchased the company and became the second generation President & CEO. Since that time, BWS has gone on to produce many new products as the need for alternative transportation methods arose. BWS patented its Air Detachable Gooseneck in 2001 and created a new line of hydraulic detachable trailers in 2008. By 2012, BWS acquired a larger facility to accommodate the growing business.

In 2017, Quebec businessman Hugo St-Cyr acquired majority shares in the company and now acts as President and CEO, introducing to BWS to new markets and opportunities. To this day, BWS continues to work with customers to provide top quality transportation solutions across North America.

Our Future

With our Canadian Controlled Goods Certification, we are able to meet & exceed expectations for commercial, as well as military vehicle configurations of all types from start to finish. State of the art paint facilities enable us to exercise our CARC paint qualifications on militarized trailers and integrated vehicles that can be up to 85 ft long and 12 ft wide. The employees of BWS are a dedicated workforce with a ‘craftsman’ mentality. Many of its senior people have past experience operating heavy equipment and this has resulted in their philosophy of putting themselves in the shoes of their customers. BWS relies heavily on feedback from both their dealers and their customers. We build what performs, not just what sells and that is what has contributed to significant growth throughout North America over the last several years.

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BWS Quality Policy

BWS Manufacturing is totally committed to understanding and meeting the quality needs and expectations of all our customers, that’s what heavy haul trailer manufacturers do. Our Company has a proud reputation for delivering quality equipment and components.

Continuous Improvement

As a trailer manufacturer, BWS strives for continuous improvement for our products, our facilities and the company as a whole. We are especially committed to the continuous improvement of our quality management system to ensure all company, customer, regulatory, legal and ISO 9001:2015 Requirements are met.

Spirit & Intent

The entire BWS team will adhere to the spirit and intent of our quality policy, as well as the directives of this quality assurance manual and its supporting quality system documentation. We will continue to aggressively strive to ensure that customer satisfaction is achieved at all times, and in all things.

Certifications & Associations

Our goal here at BWS is to provide relevant products for our customers based on their specific transportation needs. To maintain our involvement in the different industries we supply products for, we are a member of multiple associations throughout Canada and the US. In addition to our various memberships, BWS proudly upholds a number of certifications which support our reliability as a quality heavy haul trailer manufacturer.

Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defense Association

Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters

Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA)

Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CADSI)

Canadian Controlled Goods Program

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA)

Canadian Woodlands Forum

Canadian Welding Bureau

Centreville Chamber of Commerce

D-U-N-S Registered

Environment Canada

ISO 9001:2015

Metal Working Association of New Brunswick

NAICS Association

National Safety Mark (NSM)


National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA)

Transport Canada

Wisconsin Custom Operators

U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.

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Industry Testimonials

At BWS, we’re proud of the work we do and the products we put in the market. If you have a transportation need, we want to help you get to where you’re going.

“Your trailer is the best I have owned…makes life so much easier”

Jared Liberti

LDS Design Inc.
Bellingham, Massachusetts

“We work with a BWS trailer at BJ’s Truck Centre in PEI. We service the trailer and inspect it yearly for Atlantic Aqua Farms. We absolutely love the engineering behind this trailer and its ability to withstand salt water conditions!!”

Ashley Koke

BJ's Truck Centre
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

“Atlantic Powertrain & Equipment were great to work with as the dealership.  We believe our BWS 20ART was one of the best business investments we have made!”

Fred Stack

Progressive Paving Plus Inc
Goulds, Newfoundland Website

Unrivalled Quality & Service

We work with truckers, dealers and suppliers to design and manufacture industry leading trailers.

Press Releases

U.S. Custom Harvesters Hall of Fame awarded to Steve Cranston (S & S Trailer Sales)

U.S. Custom Harvesters Hall of Fame awarded to Steve Cranston (S & S Trailer Sales)

Oklahoma City, OK (January 27, 2024), Steve Cranston, president of S & S Trailers, has been recognized in the U.S. Custom Harvesters Hall of Fame. The award is a testament to Steve’s unwavering dedication to the agricultural industry. S & S Trailers has exceeded customer expectations and fostered community relationships…

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Trailer Safety Week

Trailer Safety Week

On June 5th-11th, we recognize #TrailerSafetyWeek. Every year this campaign aims to: Increase awareness about the importance of being committed to trailer safety Educate end-users about proper trailer maintenance and usage Create a stronger partnership and alliance between stakeholders of the industry including trailer dealers, manufacturers, and end-users. BWS is…

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New Welding Facilities support hands-on learning at Woodstock High School, NB

New Welding Facilities support hands-on learning at Woodstock High School, NB

BWS is very excited to partner with: CWB Welding Foundation, New Brunswick Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Anglophone West School District (ASD-W), and Craig Manufacturing to complete new welding facilities at Woodstock High School in Woodstock, NB. Woodstock High school now has a new fully outfitted welding facility…

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