Lajoie Bros. Contracting Ltd. has been acquired by N1 Solutions Inc. and will operate under the NORPRO Environmental Division. This move adds petroleum maintenance and related services to N1 Solutions Inc.’s existing high-quality environmental contracting services for Northern Ontario.
According to Brad Gregorini, President of N1 Solutions Inc., the new acquisition allows the company to offer a wider range of services across Northern Ontario. “We are excited to be adding the services of a locally-owned company to our expanding portfolio with this acquisition,” says Gregorini.
Lajoie Bros Contracting had been family owned and operated since 1967 with the second generation of Lajoie brothers joining the company in the early 1970s. All Lajoie Bros. Contracting employees will be brought over to N1 Solutions Inc., including Ken Lajoie and Jim Lajoie who bring years of valuable experience with them.
“We are staying involved in training and the teaching aspect of the company,” say the brothers. “We’d like to cut our hours back, but we plan to do as much mentoring and coaching as we can before we step back.”
N1 Solutions Inc. is a full-service company that offers integrated business solutions in security, technology innovation, strategic consulting, and environmental services in Northern Ontario.
The NORPRO Environmental Division of N1 Solutions Inc., under which Lajoie Bros. Contracting now falls, focuses on spill response and environmental remediation as well as asbestos and mould services. They offer 24/7 emergency response through their operations centre in order to remain highly responsive to their customers’ needs.
This recent acquisition adds petroleum maintenance and services including petroleum equipment maintenance, tank installations and removals, TSSA compliance inspections, full-site decommissioning and restorations, and TSSA licensed petroleum mechanic support to N1 Solutions Inc.’s broad range of environmental services.
Christian Tenaglia, Managing Director of NORPRO Environmental sees Lajoie Bros. Contracting as a great asset to N1 Solutions Inc. “We recognized the strategic importance of the Lajoie Bros. business in growing the environmental division.
The Lajoie business is a unique, well-established business that carries a lot of weight in the industry,” Tenaglia says. “We see the petroleum sector in Northern Ontario maintaining a need for generations to come and look forward to supporting its growth and transition into a cleaner and more environmentally sound industry.”