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Manac awarded $15 million contract

SAINT-GEORGES, Que. -- Manac Inc. has signed a $15 million contract with S.L.H. Transport Inc. of Kingston, Ont. to...


SAINT-GEORGES, Que. — Manac Inc. has signed a $15 million contract with S.L.H. Transport Inc. of Kingston, Ont. to manufacture 600 prepainted aluminum vans.

This is one of the largest semitrailer contracts received by Manac, a subsidiary of the Canam Manac Group, since it was founded in 1966.

The S.L.H. Transport Inc. contract includes the manufacture of 600 fifty-three-foot vans equipped with tandem air-ride axle. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between May and August 2004. S.L.H. is a Canadian for-hire trucking company that supplies air-ride service to shippers across Canada and United States.

Manac’s plant in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce will manufacture the contract. This order will allow Manac to increase the production level of vans at the Saint-Georges plant to full capacity during the next few weeks and will result in the rehiring of 55 employees.

Manac is Canada’s largest manufacturer of forestry and road transportation semitrailers with an annual capacity of over 8,500 units. Its head office and main plant are located in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce. The company currently employs more than 970 people.

The Canam Manac Group Inc. is an industrial company operating 18 construction products, semitrailer and forestry equipment fabrication facilities. In 2003, sales reached CA$825,732,000. The company employs over 4,360 people in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Romania and India.


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