Terrapure buys dredging business in Eastern Canada

Cindy Macdonald
March 23, 2016
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Terrapure Environmental has acquired Consolidated Giroux Environment Inc. of Charlo, N.B. The purchase bolsters Terrapure’s onsite services to the mining, refinery, municipal and pulp and paper sectors.

“This acquisition significantly bolsters our capacity to provide onsite dredging services to customers in our key target industry sectors across Canada,” said Todd Smith, vice-president, environmental solutions – onsite at Terrapure. “By gaining access to Giroux’s customer base, particularly in the mining sector, we can also expand the suite of services we offer these companies to assist them with a broad range of environmental challenges, including dewatering and recovering metals and other resources from their waste streams.”

Since 1972, Giroux has provided industrial dredging services primarily to the mining, municipal and pulp and paper sectors. Terrapure says Giroux is recognized for its high quality and efficient service; specialized equipment; and skilled, experienced operators.

“Our employees are excited to join Terrapure and its extensive network across Canada,” said Don Brimsacle, general manager of Giroux. “In doing so, we will significantly extend the depth and breadth of services we offer to customers, while expanding the opportunities for our people to grow with a dynamic, industry-leading organization.”

The purchase includes all assets, including buildings, vehicles and equipment, as well as Giroux’s employees and existing customer relationships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Terrapure Environmental is headquartered in Burlington, Ont., and offer environmental services and recycling solutions to industry. The company operates an integrated network of more than 30 government regulated facilities from coast to coast.

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