Cardinal Equipment of Angliers, Que., announced on Wednesday its acquisition of Lanoraie, Quebec-based Sawquip International. Founded in 1988, Sawquip International designs and manufactures sawmill equipment. Cardinal Equipment specializes in designing, manufacturing and distributing equipment destined to sawmills, forestry, recycling and biomass processing. The company has been in operation since 1980. “Sawquip International has an enviable reputation in matters of equipment quality,” said Cardinal Equipment president Pascal Labranche. “Its products are complementary to the range of products offered or manufactured by Cardinal Equipment.” Sawquip International president Eddy Ste-Croix said it was very important that this transaction be beneficial for his company.