DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, Dec. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - CVTech Group Inc. ("CVTech")
(Toronto Stock Exchange TSX: CVT), which has its head office in Drummondville,
announces that its indirectly owned subsidiary, J.J.L. Déboisement Inc.
("J.J.L.") has been granted by Hydro-Québec a contract extension worth
$9.8 million having for object the vegetation control in distribution lines'
rights-of-way for the Antoine-Labelle sector.
In accordance with an option to extend, Hydro-Québec prolongs, for the
two (2) following years, the contract concluded in January 2006 with J.J.L.,
subsidiary of Thiro Ltd. ("Thiro") for the Antoine-Labelle sector located in
the Saint-Jérôme and Basses Laurentides region. More precisely, this option
amounts to $9,800,544 and breakdowns as follows:
- $4,681,120 for the year 2008; and
- $5,119,424 for the year 2009.
According to Guy Aubert, vice-president, Electrical Lines and Clearance &
Pruning Division of CVTech, about 60 employees will be assigned to the
accomplishment of the works.
CVTech is a management corporation. Some of its subsidiaries design,
manufacture and sell continuously variable transmissions ("CVT"). Another
subsidiary, Thiro Ltd. ("Thiro"), provides services for the construction and
maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution lines. It has two
indirect subsidiaries: Thiro USA Inc. ("Thiro USA") and J.J.L. Déboisement
inc. ("J.J.L.") Thiro USA, like Thiro, provides services for the construction
and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution lines. J.J.L.
specializes in vegetation control on rights-of-way for transmission and
distribution lines. The subsidiary CVTech-AAB inc. ("AAB") specializes in the
remanufacturing of crankshafts and cylinders, and in the distribution of
CVTech is the owner of the trademarks and CVTech R&D inc. holds the
intellectual property on products which are part of its technological
CVTech currently has a staff of approximately 615 employees of which 170
employees form the CVT systems and related products segments and 445 employees
form the electricity segment.
The present document may contain forward-looking statements that reflect
the current expectations of management with regard to future events. These
forward-looking statements depend on a certain number of factors and are
subject to risks and uncertainties. The actual results could differ from those
anticipated. Management undertakes no obligation to update or revise the said
forward-looking statements on receipt of new information or subsequent to
future events other than the ones required by law.
For further information with regard to CVTech, the reader is invited to
consult the SEDAR database and the Corporation's Website at:
For further information:
For further information: André Laramée, MBA, President and CEO, CVTech
Group Inc., (819) 477-3232; Mario Trahan, CMA, Chief Financial Officer, CVTech
Group Inc., (819) 477-3232