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CanadaTrucking

JLD-Laguë acquires Quebec Peterbilt dealer Transdiff

JLD-Laguë, one of Canada’s largest John Deere dealers, has added Peterbilt trucks to its portfolio with the acquisition of Transdiff.

The C$13.5 million (the Canadian dollar equals US$0.75) deal, announced on June 11, includes Transdiff’s four Quebec Peterbilt dealerships and the JDH Peterbilt service center. Two Quebec-based funds – Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and Fondaction – financed the acquisitions.

“These investments … combined with the acquisition of TransDiff and Centre de transmission JDH will allow our company to continue to develop on a solid foundation,” Terry Enepekides, president of JLD-Laguë, said in a statement. “We are therefore very well placed to strengthen our presence in the market.”

The Peterbilt dealerships and service center will operate as a separate division from JLD-Laguë’s 16 John Deere dealerships in Quebec and eastern Ontario. Transdiff and JDH employ 180 people.

With the acquisition, JLD-Laguë has 600 employees and owns four of the 15 Peterbilt dealerships in Quebec.  

In 2014, Canada’s largest John Deere dealer, Cervus Equipment (TSX:CRV), purchased 12 Peterbilt dealers in Ontario.

Nate Tabak, Border and North America Correspondent

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist who covers cross-border trucking, logistics and trade for FreightWaves. Before moving to Canada, he spent seven years reporting stories in the Balkans and Eastern Europe as a reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied the history of American policing. Contact Nate at ntabak@freightwaves.com.