Who are we, where did we come from and what do we do? Those are the questions people want answers to when they hear about your company. McBurney Sales is a tool and equipment distributor specializing in the sales and service of Automotive and Industrial tools & equipment.

Founded June 1st 1948 by George McBurney, he worked out of the old fire hall in Leaside. George, my father, was one of four Snap-On reps to cover Ontario during the war and when they decided to cut his territory he made the decision to go on his own.

McBurney Sales has always been a family business and in the early days my mother and grandfather both worked with my dad. As the years went by and the company grew, my brother and I came on board. We didn't have a chance because we lived beside the business and grew up knowing that working with our parents was in the cards.  Over the years we have developed into a specialty house that both sells and services tools and equipment. We have sold hydraulic equipment used to erect the CN Tower. We were involved in providing equipment for the Olympic Stadium in Montreal and we have consulted on the proper equipment to lift a bridge, raise a roof and even lift a ten-story building faced with marble. We have worked with the University of Toronto and supplied the equipment used to test the strength of reinforced concrete using a block of cement reinforced in various ways to give it strength, then placed in a huge reaction frame where it was stressed by hydraulic cylinders at 48 different locations, all at the same time. We specialize in high pressure, high tonnage hydraulic equipment and carry the three major lines in the business. With Enerpac, Powerteam and Simplex, we can supply the best equipment for the application. We also sell and service Ingersoll Rand's full line of pneumatic equipment. We have worked with many industrial accounts recommending the proper tool for the job. We have found over the years that the cheapest or most expensive tool is not always the best tool for the job, regardless of capital cost. We presently sell and service the Ingersoll Rand line of Air & DC production tools. We work with both industry and other Ingersoll Rand dealers to help solve production problems that require precise torque and the ability to record the accuracy of the joint.



We are able to quote on everything from a socket to the most complete shop you may wish to set up. If you managed to read this far then we hope you found our saga interesting. We would be happy to work on your requirements. Give us a call on our toll free number 800-387-3314 or email me at daryl@mcburneysales.com.

I will close by saying thanks to the thousands of people that have made McBurney Sales a successful company for over 62 years and hopefully the company will service the industry for many more


                                            Daryl McBurney





































































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