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January 15, 2013
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Jan. 15, 2013, Cambridge, Ont. – WaterGroup last week announced it has
made a strategic business decision to centralize and expand its
manufacturing, assembly and distribution centres.

Jan. 15, 2013, Cambridge, Ont. – WaterGroup last week announced it has made a strategic business decision to centralize and expand its manufacturing, assembly and distribution centres. Canadian operations will remain in Calgary, Alta., and Cambridge, Ont., with U.S. operations in Fridley, Minn., and Libertyville, Ill. The company says this decision will better serve its customers by improving 'just-in-time' delivery throughout Canada and provide additional support for U.S. and international business expansion. As a result, WaterGroup will close its manufacturing plant in Regina, Sask. by September 2013.

The announcement was made to the employees of the Regina plant as soon as the decision was finalized. WaterGroup will be providing the Regina plant employees with a range of support services, including severance pay for those staying throughout, an employee assistance program and career counseling.

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"We would like to thank our Regina plant employees for their dedicated services and continued support. This decision does not in any way reflect the performance, contributions or the commitment of the workforce in Regina. We are confident they will help as we transfer the business to our other operations," said Ryan Kirk, vice-president and general manager of WaterGroup.

As a result of this move, WaterGroup will be hiring additional staff in the expanding Calgary and Cambridge facilities.