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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

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JANUARY 30, 2012

– Labrie Enviroquip Group (“LEG”), announces the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Labrie Environmental Group, a major manufacturer of Waste Hauling equipment located in Saint Nicolas, Quebec, Canada

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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011

In Plano, the future of garbage and recycling collection has arrived. The city will soon begin using dual-armed Labrie trucks to pick up trash. City officials say the two trucks are the only ones in the state that allow operators to pick up bins on both sides of the street or alley at once. "This truck will allow us to pass through an alley just one time," said Steve Funk, Plano's Environmental Waste Superintendent.

Full article & video: Plano Goes Green With New Trash Trucks The city expects to save money by using two efficient trash and recycling trucks.

Chronicle Telegraph
February 15, 2011

Great Collaboration leads to a 1st in Québec for the Waste & Recycling vehicle using Natural Gas Labrie Environmental Group held a Press Conference on February 9, 2010. During this conference Labrie, EBI & Gaz Métro Transportation Solutions discussed the collaborative efforts of the three companies, which lead to the 1st CNG waste & recycling vehicle in the province of Quebec.

Full article: Great Collaboration leads to a 1st in Québec for the Waste & Recycling vehicle using Natural Gas