ANGLIERS, Que. — Cardinal Equipment has expanded with the acquisition of another Quebec sawmill equipment supplier, Sawquip International.

Founded in 1988, Sawquip International designs and manufactures sawmill equipment from a headquarters in Lanoraie, Que. Cardinal Equipment specializes in designing, manufacturing and distributing equipment for sawmills, forestry, recycling and biomass processing. The company has been in operation since 1980.

‘’Sawquip International has an enviable reputation in matters of equipment quality,” said Pascal Labranche, president of Cardinal Equipment. In addition, its products are complementary to the range of products offered or manufactured by Cardinal.

Eddy Ste-Croix, president of Sawquip, will remain in position for the next year, to smooth the transition period.

‘’The entrepreneurial values of Cardinal Equipment are the same as the ones in place at Sawquip International. I am convinced that this transaction will be good for our clients, as they will profit from the structure already being established at Cardinal Equipment,” he noted.

Cardinal Equipment will add the new range of Sawquip International products to it catalog, according to Karie Bernèche, sales manager for Cardinal Equipment.

Cardinal plans to maintain service at the Lanoraie location.