Economic newsletter – October 2010, volume 4, number 2

Transportation and materials

Wynnchurch Capital Ltd. acquires Pro-Fab Inc.

Wynnchurch Capital Ltd., an investment capital firm, is partnering with Pro-Fab Inc., a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of factory-built housing.

Canam Group pursues acquisition strategy in the US

Canam Group’s US subsidiary has acquired two plants owned by Commercial Metals Co., in addition to the equipment and machinery at a third plant. This transaction will allow Canam to expand its geographical reach and its line of American-made products.

Maisons Laprise to build 7,500 temporary homes in Haiti

As the official housing supplier for the Canadian Red Cross, Maisons Laprise will build 7,500 temporary homes, which will be shipped to the hard-hit communities of Jacmel and Léogâne in Haiti. The related contract is valued at nearly $28 million.