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DGI to Acquire MFC Division of Mueller Canada

Posted on November 25, 2009
Canadian-owned Deschenes Group Inc. (DGI) has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the Mueller Flow Control (MFC) division of Mueller Canada Ltd. from Anvil International, L.P. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. It is expected to close in early January 2010. MFC is a wholesale distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, as well as waterworks, HVAC, fire protection and piping component products in Canada with 17 locations and 216 employees. "Anvil's strength as a manufacturer and Deschenes' strength as a distributor [...]

GLV Acquires Christ Water

Posted on November 24, 2009
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced yesterday that it has finalized its $39.8-million investment in Quebec company GLV Inc., as part of GLV's takeover of Austrian-based Christ Water Technology AG (CWT). The Caisse took part in this transaction jointly with the Solidarity Fund QFL. GLV is a supplier of technological solutions for water treatment and pulp and paper production. By acquiring CWT, a company specializing in industrial and municipal water treatment technologies, GLV is pursuing its global expansion. [...]

Five Projects for St. Lawrence River Funded

Posted on October 23, 2009
Officials announced today $290,000 in funding from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund for five projects to clean up the St. Lawrence River (Cornwall) Area of Concern. Thirty-eight projects throughout the Great Lakes are receiving $2.2 million in funding this year. Water quality and fish habitat in the tributaries of the St. Lawrence River and Lake St. Francis have been seriously degraded. Historical and ongoing land use practices have contributed to excessive amounts of nutrients and bacteria in the watershed, sedimentation, channelization and habitat loss. The watershed provides spawning and nursery habitats to northern pike, walleye [...]

More Canadian Companies Look to China

Posted on October 15, 2009
Quebec-based BioSpec Global Solutions Inc., and partner ICBS Ltd. have announced that they’re filing Eurasian patents in anticipation of entry into China. "China is one of the world's largest markets for our analyzer's and has one of the worst water situations on the planet" said Don Saunders, BioSpec’s president and CEO. The company’s main focus is to bring to the global market, innovative, state-of-the-art technologies, developed by Aquasure Technologies Inc. for rapid, onsite monitoring of microbial contamination in drinking water, recreational water, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals and medical applications. The [...]

Eimco Sees $30M in New Contracts

Posted on September 29, 2009
GLV Inc.’s water treatment group, Eimco Water Technologies, has been awarded new major contracts worth close to $30.3 million. Among the major orders awarded in recent weeks to Montreal-based Eimco, which will be completed between November 2009 and October 2010, more than $24.5 million relate to the industrial segment. Eimco Water Technologies has obtained orders totalling some $20 million for water intake screening systems, including an $8-million contract in Germany and several other large-scale orders in the Netherlands, Canada and Hong Kong. GLV has also won contracts worth close to $4 million in Australia for the food and [...]

$10.5M for Quebec Water Infrastructure

Posted on September 4, 2009
Quebec’s Municipality of Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds will receive $10,561,102 in joint government financial assistance under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund – Quebec to carry out major water infrastructure work. The funding will bring the municipality’s drinking water facilities up to standard, replace the drinking water distribution system in its entirety, install a domestic sewer system and build a water treatment plant. More specifically, the drinking water supply portion of the work calls for the construction of a service building close to the P1 and P-2 wells, installation of a chlorine disinfection [...]

Eaux Vives Receives $1.6M

Posted on August 27, 2009
Eaux Vives Water Inc. will receive $1,631,600 in repayable funding under the Community Economic Diversification Initiative – Vitality to increase productivity. This funding will enable the Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana, Quebec firm to improve its competitiveness by acquiring specialized equipment and adding a new water bottling line. The project intends to generate an overall investment of $4.8 million and result in the creation of 35 new jobs and the maintenance of 45 existing positions, 35 of them in Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana. Eaux Vives Water bottles water from the Saint-Mathieu-Lac Berry esker and sells it under the brand name [...]

Armtec $1.3M Contract for QC Project

Posted on July 27, 2009
Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund's Armtec division has been awarded a $1.3-million contract to supply drainage and water management products as part of the construction of the first phase of the 1550-megawatt La Romaine hydroelectric complex that will be situated on Rivière Romaine north of Havre-Saint-Pierre, in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec. Under the terms of the contract with Hydro-Québec supplier Fernand Gilbert Limited, Armtec will supply products to be used in the construction of a 48-kilometre stretch of a permanent 150-kilometre road accessing the hydroelectric construction project. Armtec's products will be used to [...]

Filtration Funds for Gracefield, QC

Posted on July 27, 2009
The City of Gracefield, Quebec will receive a joint federal-provincial investment of $2.8 million under the Provincial-Territorial (PT) Base Fund. This investment involved the construction of a water filtration plant, including state of the art equipment, to treat water from the Gatineau River. The municipality's water supply system serves 720 residents supplied from the Gatineau River. The total eligible cost to complete this initiative is $3.5 million. The respective contributions of the Governments of Canada and Quebec were set at $1.4 million, for a total of $2.8 million in government assistance, while the Town of Gracefield [...]

Quebec’s Blue Gold

Posted on July 15, 2009
Seasonal storage of floodwaters from three unexploited rivers that flow into James Bay and the channelling of this water to the Ottawa River could provide for the generation of 14 terawatt-hours of hydroelectric energy per year, producing annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. According to the author of a controversial study titled Northern Waters, this engineering project would enable Canada to export an equivalent amount of water to the United States from the Great Lakes without modifying the flow of the St. Lawrence, for potential yearly revenues of about $7.5 billion. In an Economic Note published by the Montreal Economic Institute [...]
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