Pluridis Orchestrates Cross-Border Transaction as CECO Environmental Corp. Acquires Flextor Inc.

    MONTREAL, Aug. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - CECO Environmental Corp., Cincinnati,
Ohio, the largest independent air pollution control company in the world, with
annual sales of over $250 million and operations across the USA, as well as in
Canada, India and China, has agreed to acquire Flextor Inc. of Boucherville,
    Flextor has been supplying heavy-duty industrial dampers and expansion
joints around the globe since 1995 and their products are present in over
25 countries in complex systems that clean polluting emissions and reduce
greenhouse gases.
    With Engineered To Order (ETO) products that have proven themselves to be
innovative, easy to install and highly reliable, from the Tar Sands of Alberta
to coal-fired power plants in Egypt, to copper smelters in the Andes Mountains
of Chile, Flextor will bring synergies and a very significant contribution to
the fulfillment of CECO Environmental's global corporate mission.
    The Pluridis M&A team, Jim Johnson, Michel Bernier and Martin Baenninger,
collaborated closely in their role as financial advisors to achieve the
objectives set by Mr. Michael Dos Santos, President and Co-Founder of Flextor:
to identify a suitable strategic partner with whom Flextor could carry its
flourishing business "to the next level", and then negotiate the process so as
to meet the challenges facing a Quebec company wanting to pursue double-digit
growth in an ever more global and competitive international market.
    Mr. Phillip DeZwirek, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CECO Environmental
Corp., himself a native of Montreal and a McGill graduate who now resides in
Toronto, expressed satisfaction at being able to bring into the CECO family of
companies a Quebec enterprise with such a strong record of success, especially
in foreign markets.
    Mr. DeZwirek also commented that "as pleased as I am with the effort of
Pluridis we are enthusiastic about our future relationship and integration of

    Pluridis is an independent, Montreal-based, multi-disciplinary team
offering Management Consulting services, and with its very active M&A Division
particularly serving small and medium-sized entrepreneurial businesses.
    Pluridis president Mr. Raymond Huot underlined how proud the company is
to be able to add Flextor Inc. to its growing list of M&A successes.

For further information:

For further information: on CECO Environmental Corp.: Phillip DeZwirek,
Founder, Chairman & CEO, CECO Environmental Corp., 1-800-606-2326,;; on Pluridis: Jim Johnson,
Partner, Groupe Pluridis Inc., (514) 236-6448 cell,;

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