QIP Equipment Ltd. of Montreal has been acquired by Wolseley Industrial Canada. QIP was established in Montreal, Quebec, and has been operational since 1976. It is a wholesale distributor of manual and actuated valves, fittings, control products, and instrumentation products. QIP’s three locations – one each in the provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec – are now part of Wolseley Industrial. With the acquisition, 29 QIP employees have joined the Wolseley Canada team.
The QIP team will report to Don Ziesman, general manager, Wolseley Industrial. Henry Hulshof, integration manager, Wolseley Industrial, will assist with the transition. QIP’s President, Cosmo Pace, will retire from the business, but will remain for a short time to coach and mentor staff, and assist with the transition. Key management members from QIP will remain to continue to run the operations.