Master Group acquires Ont. distributor

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The Master Group, Boucherville, Que., has acquired the Ontario distribution operations of Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group (York) with branches in Oakville and Markham, Ont. The two branches began operating under the Master Group banner Oct. 3. The acquisition boosts the number of Master Group branches in Southern Ontario to nine.

“The completion of this transaction advances our strategic efforts in propelling The Master Group forward to the leading position in Canada in the whole HVAC-R industry,” said Louis St-Laurent, Master Group president.

“As a result of this acquisition, our customers and partners will have access to an extraordinary portfolio of HVAC-R product lines and services including York and Source 1 products in all nine Southwestern Ontario locations,” commented Greg Gamble, Master Group regional vice-president for Central Canada.

“The Oakville distribution centre will continue to serve Ontario contractors and dealers with the complete York commercial rooftop offering as well as serving as the Ontario distribution hub for York and Guardian residential products. In addition, a significant investment in inventory has been made in Source 1 service parts to support the York / JCI brands in the all Master Ontario network.”

Johnson Controls employees have transferred to Master Group. Contact information for the Oakville and Markham locations remains the same. A new 24/7 emergency service will be made available at the following numbers:

Markham 647-227-6852

Oakville 905-464-8831

Master Group has been in operation for over 60 years and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2010. It now employs over 650 people in 29 branches, four sales offices and four distribution centres from Ontario to the Maritimes.

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