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St-Nicolas, Quebec, CA. June 10th 2013 - Labrie Environmental Group strengthens its distribution network by expanding territory coverage of long time distributor Sanitary Equipment Company Inc. to include Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Labrie Environmental Group gears up for growth in the North East with the addition of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to Sanitary Equipment’s current territory of Connecticut. Sanitary Equipment will provide sales, service and parts supply for the Labrie, Leach, Wittke and Pendpac customers in this region. Scott Black from Sanitary Equipment will assume the role of Sales Representative in the new territory. Black brings over 10 years of acquired experience in the truck industry and his ability to be a hands-on player makes him a strong asset for the Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets.

For more than 20 years, Sanitary Equipment has demonstrated its commitment to quality and customer service as a Labrie dealer in Connecticut. “We feel our customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will greatly benefit from Sanitary Equipment’s expertise and commitment to customer support.” says Skip Berg, Labrie National Sales Manager.

Labrie EnvironmentalGroup and Sanitary Equipment Company share the same desire and dedication to bringing the best products, service, and problem-solving solutions to their customers. “The addition of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to our territory is a natural fit for our company to expand our presence on the east coast and continue our high standard for refuse equipment sales and service," said Doug Gregory, President of Sanitary Equipment.

About Sanitary Equipment Company Inc.
Sanitary Equipment Company is a second generation family owned business with 48 years of experience serving private and municipal waste haulers. Sanitary offers truck and body sales, compactor and baler parts, hydraulic service and more. Their team of experts is committed to first class service and prompt attention to their customers’ needs. For more information visit

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Peter Johnson,
South Bend IN. Apr 22, 2013.

The city of South Bend is going green with new garbage trucks. Monday, ABC 57 got our first look at the new trucks which are part of the city's new solid waste plan. The plan will save the city money and will cut back on fuel consumption. The trucks run on compressed natural gas. The Director of Central Services says the trucks will save the city about $50,000 a year. "The big thing is it's going to pay for itself. The compressed natural gas vehicle to outfit it is just over $31,000 per truck. We're going to save $2.47 per gallon of fuel. So the payoff is going to be about 2 1/2 years it will pay for itself," said Matt Chlebowski. A grant paid for two of the four trucks and South Bend could get three more by the end of the year

By Eric Florip.  
Columbian transportation & environment reporter
Published: September 12, 2013 

Normally, buying four new yard debris trucks isn't cause for celebration at Waste Connections Inc. Normally, those trucks don't run without a drop of diesel fuel. But the latest additions are something different — the vehicles rolled out locally last month are fueled by the county's first compressed natural gas fueling station. Waste Connections officials and local leaders dedicated one of the new trucks Thursday at the company's hauling facility in the Five Corners area off Northeast 94th Avenue. As the specially equipped truck started up next to the fueling station, the gathering took note of one benefit some residents may have noticed already during their morning pick-up. "They're quieter," said Chris Thomas, Waste Connections' district manager. "They're noticeably quieter."

Full article: Waste Connections debuts natural-gas-fueled trucks

Friday June 1st 2012

Watch what Environmental Services Superintendent Steve Funk has to say about alley collection with their Expert Dual Helping-Hand and how it benefits the city and its residents. The City of Plano has been utilizing automated collection for the past 15 years and they were no more secret about automation for Environmental Services Superintendent Steve Funk until Equipment Southwest demoed an Expert Dual Helping-Hand to the city in the summer of 2010 and again in March 2011. The City saw the huge potential that a Dual Helping-Hand had to offer for alley collection and have since purchased two for their fleet. After using the Labrie Dual Helping-Hand trucks in Plano’s alleys for several months, “we have noticed a 10 -20 % increase in cart/hour productivity, we have reduced driven mileage and wear & tare on the truck such as tire replacement, cost to service and breaks changes. Since safety has always been a priority in our city, reducing collection time in an alley by 50% makes it much safer for resident and their kids and pets and we’ve noticed less wear & tare done by the truck in our alleys”, says Funk.

Full article: City of Plano, Texas speaks highly about its Expert Dual Helping-Hand truck.


Effective immediately, Skip Berg will join Labrie Enviroquip Group as the National Sales Manager. Skip previously held the position of Sales Manager and Director of Business Development for Labrie from 1998 to 2008. Since that time, he has been the President of Environmental Strategies LLC, a sales management and strategic planning resource for the waste and recycling industries. Recently, Labrie was acquired by a subsidiary of Myers Power Products, a diversified industrial manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, California