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Master Group adds York rights for Western Canada

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February 14, 2019

The Master Group has been awarded distribution rights throughout Western Canada for York brand residential and commercial HVAC products.

The Master Group is already the exclusive distributor of the Johnson Controls-owned York line of residential and commercial products in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and became a non-exclusive distributor of ducted systems products for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia on February 13.

The agreement will see The Master Group become the exclusive authorized York distributor in Canada for residential ducted systems and commercial rooftop products on May 13.

Louis St-Laurent, president and CEO of The Master Group, said, ”We are very grateful to the Johnson Controls leadership team for the confidence they have shown in us and for the opportunity to become a truly coast-to-coast distributor of York residential ducted systems and commercial rooftops.

”The decentralized nature of the business means that we will be able to offer the same high quality, localized service to dealers in Western Canada as we do in elsewhere in the country.”

The Master Group has invested heavily in the Western Canada HVAC market over the past year, notably through the acquisition of Davies Supplies Group, adding locations in Saskatoon, Sask., Calgary, Alta., and Lethbridge, Alta. The company is also preparing to open several new locations in B.C. and Alberta.

”The Master Group has been a trusted partner for nearly 50 years. Given the success they have had with the York brand in Eastern Canada and the high level of training and service that they provide to dealers, we are confident that they are the best company to grow the York brand in the Canadian market,” said Neil McDougall, vice-president of ducted systems at Johnson Controls.

”The Master Group’s commitment to redefining service for dealers and their considerable investments in Western Canada show that they are well positioned to take on this expanded role.”

The Master Group has set up a dedicated support line for dealers in Western Canada, where they can ask questions and obtain information on products. Dealers can call 1-833-482-2978 or visit