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ELV Select, Your Air Compressor Experts

At ELV Select, we offer customized solutions to fit the needs of the Auto and Metal Recycling Industries. Not only do we provide ELV drainage and Metal Recycling equipment, but we’re also air compressor experts. As a preferred Ingersoll Rand vendor, we now service the light industrial market segment :

– Auto Body Shops   – Welding               – Food Processing

– Breweries               – Manufacturing    – Steel Fabrication

– Dairy Farms            – Construction        – Woodworking

You can count on our team of professional consultants and qualified technicians to offer the following Proactive Services.

  • Preventative maintenance
  • On-site consultations
  • Compressor repairs
  • Air piping installation
  • Genuine Parts

The Importance of clean dry air and proactive maintenance has a tremendous impact on your equipment longevity and overall maintenance costs. Extensive repairs, missed deadlines, cost of lost labour and delayed production are all factored into downtime expenses. What would it cost you?

For all of your air compressor needs email us at service@elvselect.com

or call us at 519. 831.0977

5 Simple Ways to Market your Auto/Metal Recycling Business


We all know how difficult it is to run a ‘clean’ scrapyard (there is a reason it is called a scrapyard). It isn’t the cleanest Industry, but it sure does help with keeping our environment clean and safe in the long run. Along with keeping things clean, comes keeping things safe, not only for the environment but for you and your workers as well. We are in an Industry that deals with the removal of toxic chemicals, automotive parts and scrap metal, and along with being in the Industry we already are recycling more than other businesses and are at an advantage. Showing to your customers the measures that you take to ensure your processes are clean, environmentally sustainable and safe also for the worker, says a lot. If you take extra care in these areas, make sure to let the public know!


As a local recycling yard, your target audience is a wide array of different people. You are targeting anyone in the surrounding area who is looking to rid themselves of an end of life vehicle, e-waste, appliances, etc. Going out of your way, as a company to help organizations and people in the community is a great way to get your name out there. Don’t forget to keep a record of these doings, post them on social media, advertise yourself within the cause and bring business cards to the events that you attend.


A great way to gain some company credibility is to get our good customers to give you a review on Google. Having these testimonials on Google allows people to understand better what your business is and how your business is perceived by others. Even a bad review can be a good thing for your business. This is a great opportunity to show your customers that you care to resolve problems and provide the best service possible by responding in a respectful way and providing solutions to the person who left the bad review.


To the general public, your business may look like the local junkyard, but little do they know that it is so much more than what meets the eye. Intrigue your community by using visuals like infographics, drawings, diagrams, videos and pictures explaining what exactly your business does and the impressive processes that take an otherwise useless scrap object and making a profit from it, while helping reduce environmental waste. People are curious and letting them see some transparency in how your business runs, allows people to believe in your company’s vision and mission.


Facebook is the perfect tool for small businesses. You may have a business page and feel as though it is not worth it to post on because the problem is that there are not enough people seeing it. If you have a business page and don’t have too many followers, that’s fine, there are ways to still get engagement and gain a larger follower base through boosting certain posts for your business. At first, it takes a little bit of trial and error. You can test out different demographic targets, post types and budgets all in your ads manager on Facebook and from there, find out what gets you the best ROI.

ELV Select Takes Clients on Taurus Tour in Italy

At ELV Select, we want to be sure our clients are confident in our products and we aren’t afraid to give our clients transparency.We recently took some clients to the Taurus headquarters to see the quality build of our machines.

On October 1st – the 6th, Bob, accompanied by a number of our clients from Canada went overseas to get a glimpse of a number of the Taurus machines up close. They were also able to get a look at the amount of work that goes into each machine. The group was also able to fit in some site seeing while they visited the beautiful country.


Pictured is the progress of the 873 ACS shear baler.

A Custom 4 Post Vehicle Stand Made by ELV Select

ELV Select aims to make the most efficient processes for your business and sometimes that means having to go back to the drawing board.

The solution for this client was a custom built 4 post stand, designed and built in house, by ELV Select. The stand has 10,000 lb capacity and was a perfect match for the clients needs.