Strongco Announces Exclusive K-Tec Scraper Agreement

- Only Scrapers Approved, Certified and Supported by Volvo CE -

TSX Symbol:  SQP

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Strongco Corporation (TSX:SQP) announced today it has entered into an agreement with K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. ("K-Tec") to be the exclusive dealer for K-Tec's earthmoving scrapers in Alberta and Ontario.

As part of a long-term partnership, K-Tec are the only scrapers approved, certified and supported by Volvo Construction Equipment ("Volvo") that can be attached to both new and used A35 and A40 Articulating Dump Trucks ("ADT"). A Volvo ADT pulling a K-Tec scraper is recognized as an industry advancement, promoting greater versatility and cost efficiencies, and the opportunity to enter into and compete in the scraper marketplace while still using existing fleets.

"We're pleased to have Strongco join the team of dealers who support our scraper line," said Russ Goossen, CEO of K-Tec. "Alberta and Ontario are significant markets, and this new alignment offers an expanded platform to supply our products to these regions, supported by Strongco's exceptional customer service and in-house product expertise."

"The addition of K-Tec is consistent with Strongco's strategy of organic growth through brand expansion and a complement to our existing Volvo product line," stated Bob Dryburgh, President & CEO of Strongco. "We have demonstrated the product with select customers with extremely positive responses. This new offering allows us to deliver a wider range of options to current clients and creates an opportunity to reach a broader customer base."

About Strongco Corporation

Strongco Corporation is a major multiline mobile equipment dealer with operations across Canada and in the United States, operating through Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. Strongco sells, rents and services equipment used in diverse sectors such as construction, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities, waste management and forestry. The Company has approximately 750 employees serving customers from 27 branches in Canada and five in the United States. Strongco represents leading equipment manufacturers with globally recognized brands, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Case Construction, Manitowoc Crane, including National and Grove, Terex Cedarapids, Terex Finlay, Terex Equipment, Ponsse, Fassi, Allied Construction, Taylor, ESCO, Dressta, Sennebogen, Jekko, Takeuchi, Link-Belt and Kawasaki. Strongco is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SQP.

About K-Tec Earthmovers Inc.

K-Tec is a leader and innovator in pull-type scraper manufacturing in North America.  K-Tec scrapers range in size from 25 to 57 cubic yards, can be pulled by articulated dump trucks in various job environments, and have ground-breaking durability, backed by a three-year structural warranty. K-Tec currently has units working in a wide range of conditions, including open pit mining, coal fields, road building, site development, farm field leveling, ditching and civil engineering projects. K-Tec is a privately held company headquartered in Rosenort, Manitoba.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Strongco or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, events, expectations, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements typically contain words or phrases such as "may", "outlook", "objective", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "should", "could", "would", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan" and other similar terminology suggesting future outcomes or events. This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the expected trading of common shares of Strongco on the TSX, and such statements are based upon the expectations of management.

SOURCE: Strongco Corporation

For further information:

J. David Wood
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

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