President’s Message

Since 1967, our second generation family run business has grown into a successful corporation while maintaining the ‘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. 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.

Continous 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 9001:20015 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 Welding Bureau

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

U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.

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Our People

Latest articles featuring the work and acknowledgements of the BWS Manufacturing team.


Aug 03, 2017

As per the usual around here. We start and end everything with a good meal. Just couldn’t bare to have the staff leave on a week of vacation without making sure their bellies were full first. As you may have seen on facebook, we had shipping going until the very…

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Dec 29, 2016

On December 23rd, as usual, the BWS family gathers to have a Christmas dinner together before we head out to be with or families.  The meal was fantastic and plenty to go around. During this gathering, we also take the opportunity to present our employees with any service awards that…

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Summer BBQ

Jul 22, 2016

If you walk onto the shop floor at BWS and there is nothing but silence, you best go out and see if the BBQ is on.  Today, that was the case.    Lance and Mark manned the grill while Candi and Amanda dished out salads in the cafeteria. We use…

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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.

“I really enjoy my ANR, it’s easy to load (no pun intended). I use my BWS trailer to transport my 16 ton excavator and compactor. We use it on rough terrain every day, and we usually load our equipment on and off four times every day, five days a week. During hurricane Arthur, we loaded it eight times a day while we did our aggregate work. It’s a sturdy product.”

Justin Giggie

C&D Woodland
Glassville, New Brunswick

“My grandfather bought some of the first logging trailers built down at BWS, and we have continued to purchase our trailers from BWS ever since. Quality built to last and a sharp looking unit. Any of the EZ-2-Load trailers dad has had or anyone around home, never had a bad thing to say about them. Our BWS loggers get used daily. I couldn’t count how many we’ve had, probably 30 or more over the years. My other grandfather Brian Anderson had 7 or 8 EZ-2-Load loggers as well over the years. Locally built, this means a lot to a business such as ours to have a strong market of trailers to purchase next door to us.”

Tanner Giberson

D.H. Giberson & Sons LTD
Plasterock, New Brunswick

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Press Releases

BWS TURNS 50 IN 2017

It seems hard to believe that BWS started in the manor that it did, in the small village of Centreville, NB and has grown exponentially over time. This was a single person operation in its inception, but no longer is that the truth.

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