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SAINT-ÉDOUARD-DE-LOTBINIÈRE, QC, June 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fonds
de solidarité FTQ is pleased to announce a $2 million investment in PG
Hardwood Flooring, a family business in Chaudière-Appalaches that
manufactures high-grade prefinished hardwood flooring.
PG obtains all its hardwood from Scierie Dion et Fils, a company in
which the Fonds invested in 2010. The quality hardwood comes from
forest land belonging to Perthuis, a company owned by the Fonds
(through its subsidiary Solifor) and Gestion Dion. This is therefore a
singular vertical integration model in Québec, where all three parties
are experts in their respective fields (harvesting, lumber milling and
Founded in 1979, PG is the largest employer in
Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière with 130 workers in an almost fully
automated plant. The company has a processing plant, a varnishing
plant, a lathing plant (straightening), kilns and outside warehouses
for unprocessed wood.
"After investing heavily in equipment and partnering with Scierie Dion
et Fils, making it the only company in its industry with guaranteed
supply, PG Hardwood Flooring is poised to become a key player on the
Québec market. We are proud to back the company's growth strategy,
which includes successful vertical integration that begins with
Solifor's forests, continues with primary processing by Dion and ends
with secondary and tertiary processing by PG," said Janie Béïque,
Senior Vice President, Natural Resources, Industries and Consumer Goods
at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
"Our partnership with the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, which has tremendous
knowledge of the forestry sector, will allow us to consolidate our
leadership and capitalize on business opportunities that may arise. We
are also counting on their expertise to help us with our succession
plan and facilitate the company's transfer in the medium term," added
Claude Garneau, President of PG Hardwood Flooring.
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Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Phone: 514 850-4835
Mobile: 514 703-5587
PG Hardwood Flooring
Phone: 418 796-2328
Mobile : 418 563-9524
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The Garneau family of PG Hardwood Flooring, a Fonds de solidarité FTQ partner, on the Garneau model, a new product for 2012.
Fonds de solidarité FTQ partner PG Hardwood Flooring's plant in St-Édouard-de-Lotbinière.
Another new product for 2012 from Fonds de solidarité FTQ partner PG Hardwood Flooring: the Himalaya model.
Fonds de solidarité FTQ partner PG Hardwood Flooring Warwick model.