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Deschenes Group Inc. makes the acquisition of Marcel Baril Ltée

The company further develops its growth in Canada

 

Montreal – Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 – Deschenes Group Inc. (« DGI ») proudly announces the acquisition of Marcel Baril Ltée (« Marcel Baril ») effective June 1st 2021.

 

Marcel Baril is a distributor of hardware, plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical, construction and industrial materials, HDPE, sewer and waterworks. The company serves the residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and mining markets. It operates five branches located in Rouyn-Noranda, Val d'Or, Mirabel, Gatineau and Sault Ste. Marie, and is supported by over 85 talented people.

 

François Deschenes, President and CEO of DGI, stated: "We are very grateful to the Baril family for giving us the opportunity to acquire Marcel Baril which has an enviable reputation. This acquisition allows us to expand our geographic coverage for products and markets in which we are already active. It also gives us access to the mining market where the outlook is very positive for the coming years. We are especially proud to welcome a talented and experienced team. As the company is already successful, no changes are planned in the short term in its strategy, operations or way of doing business. We therefore aim for a smooth transition, both internally for new members of our family and externally for its customers and suppliers.”

 

For DGI, this acquisition is allowing, among other things, to have a presence in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and an access to the more northerly market. Marcel Baril will become DGI's 15th business unit and will continue to operate as it does now, under the leadership of its President Jean-Yves Baril and his entire team.

 

Jean-Yves Baril, president of Marcel Baril, stated: "It is with great pride that Marcel Baril is joining DGI. Our family business is joining another one that shares the same entrepreneurial values with its customers and suppliers. Our position in the Province of Quebec and Northern Ontario markets will bring new opportunities for DGI in terms of territory and expertise. Of course, for Marcel Baril, being part of the DGI team will be just as beneficial with the opportunity to introduce new product lines to our customers. A win-win situation for our employees, our customers and our suppliers! "

 

About Deschenes Group Inc.

Deschenes Group Inc., founded in 1940, is a private family-owned company based in Montreal. DGI, the largest Canadian-owned company in its sector of activity, is a leading wholesale distributor to the plumbing & heating, waterworks, electrical, fire protection, HVAC/R, control & measurement equipment, automation, and auto parts markets. It operates 183 sales points throughout Canada, including 19 plumbing retail stores in Quebec and Ontario, and 12 sales points in the United States. DGI is a member of the marketing/buying groups AD Canada Plumbing & Heating and AD Canada Electrical. Since 2009, DGI is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

 

About Marcel Baril Ltée

Marcel Baril Ltée, founded in 1955, Marcel Baril Ltée is a private family-owned company headquartered in Rouyn-Noranda and is a distributor of hardware, plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical, building and industrial materials, HDPE, sewer and waterworks. It operates five branches in the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario. For more information, please visit: www.marcelbaril.com.

 

For information:

 

François Deschenes

President & CEO

Deschenes Group Inc.

514-253-3110

fdeschenes@groupedeschenes.com

 

Marc Lapierre

Vice President Finances & Administration

Deschenes Group Inc.

514-253-3110

mlapierre@groupedeschenes.com

 

Jean-Yves Baril

President

Marcel Baril Ltée

819-764-3211

jybaril@marcelbaril.com

 

 

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