Strongco Purchases Saint-Augustin Land for New Branch Construction

Strongco Purchases Saint-Augustin Land for New Branch Construction 
New branch to replace existing Sainte-Foy operation 
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Strongco
Corporation (TSX:SQP) is pleased to announce it has completed the
purchase of eight acres of land that will be used to build its new
branch in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec to improve our presence
in the Quebec City region.  
The new branch will replace the existing Sainte-Foy location and will
carry Volvo Construction Equipment products, as well as other
complementary brands. Construction on the 40,500 square foot facility
is scheduled to begin in the spring and is slated for completion in
early 2014.  
"This new branch will build on the longstanding excellent
relationships with our customers in the area. Replacing our
Sainte-Foy location with an updated and well-situated branch in
Saint-Augustin allows us to provide more comprehensive and timely
service to our customers," said Bob Dryburgh, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Strongco. "This new development is an integral
part of Strongco's growth strategy to increase our market presence in
key markets, such as Quebec by building on Strongco's reputation of
delivering a superior customer experience." 
The new Saint-Augustin branch will involve a total capital cost of
$8.6 million. 
About Strongco Corporation 
Strongco Corporation is one of Canada's largest multiline mobile
equipment dealers and operates in the northeastern United States
through Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. Strongco sells, rents and services
equipment used in sectors such as construction, infrastructure,
mining, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities, waste management and
forestry. Strongco has approximately 640 employees serving customers
from 26 branches in Canada and five in the United States. Strongco
represents leading equipment manufacturers with globally recognized
brands, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Case Construction,
Manitowoc Crane, National, Grove, Terex Cedarapids, Terex Finlay,
Ponsse, Fassi, Allied Construction, Taylor, ESCO, Dressta,
Sennebogen, Jekko, Takeuchi, Link-Belt and Kawasaki. Strongco is
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SQP.  
Forward-Looking Statements 
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meaning of applicable securities legislation which involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the
actual results, performance or achievements of Strongco or industry
results, to be materially different from any future results, events,
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Strongco Corporation
J. David Wood
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
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