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Canadian firm buys Fuller Industries
Deal announced officially Thursday
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It was officially announced Thursday that a Canadian firm has acquired Fuller Industries.

LASALLE, Quebec – LASALLE, Quebec-based GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. Thursday announced two acquisitions by its operating subsidiaries during September, with Fuller Industries of Great Bend being one of them.

On Wednesday, subsidiary Superior Solutions LP of Toronto, Ontario, completed the acquisition of certain assets of Fuller Industries LLC. via a newly-formed U.S. subsidiary. The Fuller transaction represents the first acquisition in the U.S. market for GDI’s janitorial products manufacturing and distribution business. 

According to a GDI statement, Fuller operates a 585,000 square-foot chemical and cleaning products manufacturing facility west of Great Bend with a significant amount of excess manufacturing capacity and will be instrumental to support Superior’s growth in the U.S market. “Fuller manufactures a full line of cleaning chemicals as well as a range of cleaning products such as spray bottles, plastic containers, brooms and brushes for the commercial and industrial markets.”

This followed GDI subsidiary Ainsworth Inc., also of Toronto, continued expansion in the U.S. market with the acquisition of Enginuity LLC. The Enginuity transaction follows Ainsworth’s first U.S. acquisition of The BPAC Group Inc. in January. 

Based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with an office in Glen Arm, Md. Enginuity is a design/build mechanical contractor and service provider in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  

The combined proforma annual revenue generated by the Enginuity and Fuller businesses in their recent trailing 12-month periods was approximately $60 million. 

“We are very excited about both of these partnerships,” said Claude Bigras, president and CEO of GDI. “Enginuity is a very well-run business with a strong culture that is perfectly aligned with our own, and it is a solid strategic fit as it operates within GDI’s existing Janitorial USA geographic footprint. Joining forces with Fuller provides us with a large manufacturing platform in the geographic center of the U.S. market and a significant amount of excess capacity to support future growth.

“Additionally, we believe that having the ability to offer U.S. clients with a made in America product offering will enable Superior to accelerate its penetration of the U.S. market. I would like to welcome the team members of Enginuity and Fuller to the GDI family and let the know that we look forward to generating growth and prosperity together.”

GDI is a commercial facility services provider offering a range of services in Canada and the United States to owners and managers of a variety of facility types, including office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, industrial facilities, healthcare establishments, distribution facilities, airports and other transportation facilities. 

GDI’s commercial facility services capabilities include commercial janitorial, installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC-R, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as other complementary services such as damage restoration and janitorial products manufacturing and distribution.