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LaPrairie grows with acquisition of two heavy haul transportation companies

Entrec Alberta and Capstan Hauling now part of the LaPrairie Group of Companies


October 1, 2020
By LaPrairie Group of Companies

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Calgary – LaPrairie Group of Companies, a Canadian-owned, full-service crane and transportation and logistics company acquired ENTREC Alberta and Capstan Hauling, both divisions of ENTREC Corporation.

Through the acquisitions, ENTREC and Capstan will become subsidiaries of the LaPrairie Group of Companies and be managed and operated as separate businesses.

“We look forward to the added value that these acquisitions will bring. Through the offering of jack and slide services, additional transport trucks and a modern fleet of platform heavy haul trailers, we will be in a position to offer a one stop solution to existing and new customers in these complimentary industries,” said Scott LaPrairie, president and CEO of LaPrairie Group of Companies. “These additions will allow us a total load haul and place of oversized Alberta-manufactured oil and gas plant modules, contributing significantly to the transport effectiveness in the oil and gas sectors in western Canada.”

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As a part of the acquisitions, LaPrairie welcomes over 65 experienced driver operators and continuity by retaining the existing on-the-ground management team. Both companies will continue to operate as their own entities under the LaPrairie Group of Companies, with a shared focus on increasing their service footprint in Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray.