LASALLE, QC, Feb. 1, 2024 /CNW/ – GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. ("GDI" or the "Company") (TSX: GDI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its Superior Solutions Ltd. ("Superior") janitorial products distribution business to Imperial Dade Canada ("Imperial Dade"). Superior’s chemical manufacturing business was not included in the transaction. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place at the end of Q1 2024.
"I am pleased to announce the sale of Superior to Imperial Dade," stated Claude Bigras, President and CEO of GDI. "We successfully built this business into one of the largest distributors of janitorial products and equipment in Canada. I feel that now is the opportune time for Superior to take the next step in its strategic development under the leadership of Imperial Dade, one of the largest and leading jan/san distributors in North America. As part of the transaction, we are keeping our chemical manufacturing business and will continue to supply GDI’s needs while also pursuing white label manufacturing opportunities for which the business has experienced recent success. Finally, I would like to thank the employees of Superior for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the years," concluded Mr. Bigras.
"On behalf of Imperial Dade, congratulations to GDI and the Superior team for building a fantastic organization. We are extremely excited to have worked alongside such a reputable organization and are looking forward to this next chapter of growth," said Jason Tillis, CEO of Imperial Dade. "Superior’s reputation in the industry and exceptional customer service make it a great addition to the Imperial Dade platform. Imperial Dade looks forward to building upon its already established success and continuing to find ways to better serve its customers and vendor partners," said Stephane Lapointe, President of Imperial Dade Canada.
GDI is a leading integrated commercial facility services provider which offers a range of services in Canada and the United States to owners and managers of a variety of facility types including office buildings, educational facilities, distribution centers, industrial facilities, healthcare establishments, stadiums and event venues, hotels, shopping centres, airports and other transportation facilities. GDI’s commercial facility services capabilities include commercial janitorial and building maintenance, energy advisory and system optimization, the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC-R, mechanical, electrical and building automation systems, as well as other complementary services such as janitorial products manufacturing and distribution. GDI’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: GDI). Additional information on GDI can be found on its website at www.gdi.com.
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