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Levis, Quebec, CA, January 22, 2021 - Labrie Environmental Group strengthens its distribution network by naming Environmental Products Group LLC as the Distributor for the Southeast USA & Caribbean. EPG will provide sales, service and parts supply for the Labrie™, Leach™, and Wittke™ customers in these regions. EPG brings over 18 years of refuse market experience and their hands-on and "customer first" approach.

"This valued partnership with Labrie will be the next chapter for EPG to deliver best-in-class products to our valued customers throughout the Southeast. Labrie’s innovative refuse equipment is a welcomed addition to our current product offering. We are thrilled to be working with Labrie’s exceptional leadership and team of professionals."
Chris Vanderhof, Vice President, Environmental Products Group.

"I'm very excited with the newest addition to Labrie's world class dealer network. EPG is a powerhouse in the Southeast. First class sales and service is a reputation they've carried for decades. Welcome aboard EPG" says Steve DeGeorge, Labrie Regional Sales Manager.

About Environmental Products Group
Environmental Products Group was founded in 2001 in Florida and has grown to cover Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and the Caribbean for municipal and industrial products with a focus on the customer experience. EPG proudly represents Elgin Street Sweepers, Vactor Sewer Cleaners, Truvac Hydroexcavation Trucks, Envirosight Sewer Inspection Cameras and Petersen Industries’ Grapple Trucks just to name a few. A sister company to EPG, EP Rents, LLC., specializes in supplying late model rental trucks for their marketplace. EPG is a privately held, second generation dealer distributor that looks forward to expanding its product line with the Labrie Group. For more information visit: www.myepg.com


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Rosemont, IL – September 8, 2020 – Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”) announced today that it has acquired Labrie Environmental Group, LLC (“Labrie” or the ​“Company”). Labrie is a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles and related parts. Founded in 1971, Labrie is an industry leader with a full suite of highly engineered side loader, front loader, and rear loader vehicles that it sells through a network of dealers.

“We are committed to delivering best-in-class refuse collection vehicles and service for our customers and are excited to partner with Wynnchurch as we continue that mission,” said Diana Grootonk, CEO of Labrie. Diana added, ​“Wynnchurch understands our business and the demanding needs of our customers, and we believe, that through our shared vision, we can take Labrie to new levels.”

John Hatherly, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch, said, ​“Wynnchurch is pleased to make Labrie our first platform investment in Fund V. The business fits our investment philosophy of acquiring well-managed market leaders with significant growth potential.”

Greg Gleason, Partner at Wynnchurch, said, ​“Labrie has a well-earned reputation in the waste management industry for its high-quality products, strong engineering expertise and service. We are excited to partner with management to focus on its next stage of growth.”

Wynnchurch Capital is actively seeking investment opportunities for its $2.277 billion Fund V. In February, Wynnchurch acquired Pennsylvania Machine Works and in April, Western Flange. These businesses were consolidated into a fully integrated manufacturer of high pressure forged fittings, flanges, and branch connections that are sold into refining, petrochemical, LNG, industrial and military end markets. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include: Clyde Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of sootblowers, a critical component within recovery, power, and steam boilers; Eastern Metal Supply, a leading value-added distributor of aluminum extrusions and related products; MPL Holdings, a leader in cultured marble products for the hospitality and multi-family housing markets; and two closed-die forging facilities of Allegheny Technologies that produce high-value, complex forgings for OEMs.


ABOUT LABRIE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP:

Founded in 1971, Labrie Environmental Group, LLC is a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles across North America. The Company markets its full suite of products under the Labrie (side loaders), Wittke (front loaders), and Leach (rear loaders) brands which are all well-known and respected in the industry. The Company is headquartered in Levis, Quebec and operates manufacturing facilities located in Quebec, Georgia, and Mexico. For more information, please visit: http://​www​.labriegroup​.com.


ABOUT WYNNCHURCH CAPITAL
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Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California and Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: https://​www​.wyn​nchurch​.com.


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Lévis, Quebec, CA. March 15th 2018 - Labrie Group strengthens its distribution network by naming Kilburg Equipment LLC as the Iowa and Northern Illinois Distributor. Kilburg Equipment LLC will provide sales, service and parts supply for the Labrie, Leach, and Wittke customers in the region. Jesse Kilburg, Owner of Kilburg Equipment will assume the role of Distributor/Sales Rep in the designated territory.

Kilburg brings over 10 years of refuse market experience and his hands on and "customer first" approach makes him a strong asset for the Iowa and Northern Illinois markets. “Jesse is a great addition to our strong distributor network. He provides a great deal of industry sales knowledge and expertise in his specific territory.” said Andy LeVasseur, Labrie Regional Sales Manager.

About Kilburg Equipment
Kilburg Equipment LLC is a first-generation family owned business with more than 10 years of serving private and municipal waste haulers. Killburg Equipment offers truck and body sales, parts, service and more. Jesse and his wife Jenna are committed to first class service and prompt attention to their customers’ needs. For more information visit www.kilburgequip.com


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ST NICOLAS, QUEBEC, CA– Labrie Environmental Group ("Labrie") announced that Andrew LeVasseur has joined the Company as Regional Sales Manager. Mr. LeVasseur will be responsible for sales and market share growth for North & South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin for private haulers accounts. Mr. Lavasseur comes to Labrie with more than a decade of waste collection vehicle sales experience in several capacities for the McNeilus Companies. Mr. LeVasseur holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Winona State University.

“Andy is a great addition to our team. He brings a great deal of industry sales knowledge and expertise in increasing market share in a specific region as well as boosting sales of specific product lines,” said Skip Berg, Labrie National Sales Manager.

About Labrie Group
Labrie Group is the leading manufacturer of premier waste collection bodies and solutions in North America. With a Corporate Headquarters in Quebec, Canada and manufacturing facilities in Canada, the US, and Mexico Labrie maintains 775,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities on more than 200 acres. Corporate information and detailed product information are available online at www.labriegroup.com and toll free at 1-800-463-6638.


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ONTARIO, California, USA – Labrie Group (”Labrie”) announced that Roy Shigefuji has joined the Company as Global Director of Procurement & Supply Chain. Mr. Shigefuji will be responsible for the various aspects of supply chain management across the Labrie manufacturing facilities, which support the Company’s global sales.

Mr. Shigefuji comes to Labrie Group with more than 20 years of manufacturer supply chain management experience, most recently for Progressive Waste Solutions. As Director, Procurement and Supply Chain he was responsible for a supply chain that encompassed nearly a half a billion dollars in annual goods and services purchases for heavy manufacturing.

Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Shigefuji was employed in a similar capacity at Republic Services, Intel Corporations, and other major manufacturers. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, with Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and History.

About Labrie Group

Labrie  Group is the leading manufacturer of premier waste collection bodies and solutions in North America with its Corporate Headquarters in Quebec, Canada. You can visit Labrie at www.LabrieGroup.com.

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