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Levis, Quebec, Canada. September 10, 2021 - Labrie Group strengthens its distribution network by adding two new distributors in the United States

They will provide sales, service, and parts for their Labrie™, Leach™ and Wittke™ customers in the West and the Great Lakes regions.

Municipal Maintenance Equipment Inc (MME) will serve customers in Southern California. Since 1992, MME has been a recognized leader in waste management equipment with four locations: Hayward, Placentia, Redding, and their Head Office in Sacramento. 
Website: www.source-mme.com

R.N.O.W. Inc. (RNow) is our new distributor in Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois. A family-owned, Midwest-based company, RNow has stood out as a leader in equipment supply for refuse management and collection for decades in the Great Lakes region.
Website: www.rnow-inc.com

By adding two key players to its network, the Labrie Group will continue to answer market demands in these three states. We are happy and excited to count on our new strong partners.

About Labrie Environmental Group
The Labrie Environmental Group is a top tier manufacturer of equipment for the solid waste industry in North America whose brands include Labrie™ Side Loaders, Leach™ Rear Loaders and Wittke™ Front Loaders.

Labrie Group distributes and supports their products via a strong distributor network that spans the United States and Canada, and owns and operates the U.S-based, Labrieplus Customer Support Center and Parts Center in LaFayette, Georgia, and in Levis, Quebec, Canada.


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Labrie Environmental Group (”Labrie”) announces that Michael Eastabrook is the Chief Executive Officer and John Carroll as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Lafayette, Georgia, USA - Mr. Eastabrook brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in industrial manufacturing. He was previously the CEO of 4Front Engineered Solutions, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, with 1,300 associates and manufacturing locations in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. Michael Eastabrook holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.

Similarly, Mr. Carroll brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in industrial equipment sales through a highly successful distribution channel model and was most recently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing with 4Front Engineered Solutions. John Carroll graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

“We are excited for Michael and John to share their expertise and help us further build on Labrie’s organizational strengths.” Greg Gleason, Managing Partner, Wynnchurch Capital, L.P.

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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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John A. Hatherly
Managing Partner
Wynnchurch Capital
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847.604.6102 Greg B. Gleason

Partner
Wynnchurch Capital
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847.604.6121 Michael A. Teplitsky

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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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