Master Group expands in West

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The Master Group has opened a new branch in Winnipeg just two weeks after acquiring branches in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Earlier in May, the rapidly expanding Boucherville, Que.-based HVAC/R wholesaler announced the acquisition of Saskatchewan distributor Davies Supply Group Ltd., including the head office in Saskatoon and branches in Calgary and Lethbridge, Alta. The company, a distributor of heating and air conditioning parts and water treatment/pump products, will continue operating under the Davies name.

The Davies acquisition reinforces Master’s position as a national company, said Louis St-Laurent, Master Group president and CEO. The corporate culture is similar to Master’s, focused on the quality of products, on service and especially on the importance of customers and employees, he added. The acquisition offers significant benefits, including immediate implementation with three fully functional branches and dedicated people with extensive market knowledge. St-Laurent extended a warm welcome to every member of the Davies team.

In Winnipeg, the new 16,000 square foot branch officially opened May 14 at 2065 Logan Avenue, Unit 7.

“We are very excited and anticipate a bright future for the company in this fast-moving market. While the industry tends to streamline its workforce in the field by reducing the number of point of sales, Master Group continues to focus on proximity and inventory strategies,” said Dennis Larson, regional vice president, Western Canada. The branch offers many major HVAC-R brands.

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